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Supt Matthews

Greetings from Barren County Schools!

We welcome you to our website and hope that you find this information useful.  Barren County Schools is an innovative district of approximately 5000 students ranging from preschool through 12th grade.  Over 1000 caring adults work in our schools each day to meet the individual needs of our students.  

Barren County has been designated as a “Proficient” school district according to measures by the Kentucky Department of Education.  Each of the ten schools in the Barren County School System has seen consistent academic gains on state and federal assessments. While we are extremely proud of that, we pledge to work together to find new pathways to guarantee student success both in and out of the classroom.  


We offer state of the art facilities that provide students with a welcoming, engaging, and safe environment in which to learn and grow.  Our extracurricular and athletic programs engage and challenge students to pursue their passions. Barren County School District believes opportunity creates success, and we are committed to helping students BeCome Life Ready.   

Feel free to contact any of our building administrators to learn more about the Barren County School System or you may reach me at the Barren County Board of Education.  We look forward to working with you to find success for all of our students. We are BC!


Bo Matthews
Barren County Schools
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