Proudly Serving the Communities of Cambridge, Huxley, Kelley, and Slater

Direction and Goals


Vision Statement:
Ballard empowers all learners.

Mission Statement:
The Ballard Community School District will educate the whole child, providing the essential knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful and responsible citizen in the 21st Century.

Student Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in literacy and communication, mathematics, science, and social studies and will experience the fine and performing arts through study and/or performance.
  • Students will be creative thinkers who demonstrate the ability to research and use information, and set, prioritize, and act on decisive goals both independently and in a group.
  • Students will demonstrate respect for themselves and for the diversity of others and will act with respect, be supportive, welcoming, productive, and encouraging.
  • Students will possess life skills that will enable them to be responsible, contributing members of family, community and society.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the 21st Century Skills: financial literacy, health and wellness, employability, and work skills.



The Ballard Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status.  Inquiries and grievances may be directed to Ottie Maxey, Superintendent and Equity Coordinator, 509 N. Main Ave, P.O. Box 307, Huxley, IA 50124