Ohio County, KY Has a Strong Education System

Ohio County School District’s primary goal is to nurture lifelong learners. The innovative and essential tools required to flourish and succeed in education can be found within the district. Tools such as test prep, counseling, enrichment, a variety of courses to interest all learners, and engaging technology are available for students.

High expectations are set in Ohio County School District that include providing extensive courses and programs for all learners, at any age. District-wide programs include world languages, a Gifted/Talented program, college readiness courses, and classes created for special interests and needs. Ohio County High School provides classes to students to be successful in life, ranging from mathematics to business education to carpentry construction technology. A variety of unique clubs and organizations are also offered to bring students together with similar interests so that they can learn from each other.

Ohio County School District values education and makes it a priority to guide every student through a successful academic journey.

Ohio County, KY Elementary Schools

Beaver Dam Elementary School

183 U.S. Hwy. 62 E.
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
(270) 274-4478

Beaver Dam Elementary serves approximately 700 students in preschool through sixth grade. Strong collaboration and critical thinking are part of the students’ routines.

Fordsville Elementary School

359 W. Main St.
Fordsville, KY 42343
(270) 276-3601

Fordsville Elementary focuses on building positive relationships, and is home to approximately 250 students in preschool through 6th grade. The school is home to a Family Resource Center that supports students’ needs so they can be academically ready each day.

Horse Branch Elementary School

11980 U.S. Hwy. 62 E.
Horse Branch, KY 42349
(270) 274-4662

Horse Branch Elementary School is a preschool-grade 6 school, consisting of 10 classrooms and has a current enrollment of approximately 200 students in those combined grades.

Southern Elementary School

3836 U.S. Hwy 231 S.
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
(270) 274-3462

Southern Elementary School serves over 300 students in preschool through grade 6. Weekly goals and celebrations of leadership are part of the school’s community.

Wayland Alexander Elementary School

1250 Oakwood Dr.
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 298-3462

Wayland Alexander Elementary School serves grades K-6, enrolling over 650 students. Wayland's preschool program is operated off site. The school’s motto is: Every person, every day, working together in a proficient way.

Western Elementary School

4008 State Rt. 85 E.
Centertown, KY 42328
(270) 274-7643

Western Elementary School serves preschool through grade 6, enrolling over 300 students. The vision for the students, families, and staff of Western Elementary is to create a culture that builds relationships and focuses on continuous academic and personal growth.

Ohio County Middle School

1404 South Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 274-7893

As a caring school that values education, Ohio County Middle School celebrates all students. The students and school have received high recognition for being a Proficient school.  

Ohio County High School

1400 South Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 274-9482

Ohio County High School, grades 9-12, is a cohesive educational community that supports its students with guidance and support. Whether the support is with choosing classes to enroll in, test prep for the ACTs, or counseling on college readiness, Ohio County High School has the resources for students to achieve success

Render Education Center

100 West Render St.
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 298-0290

Render Education Center provides thoughtful academic support to students in grades 6-12.

Ohio County Area Technology Center

1406 South Main St.
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 274-9612

The Ohio County Area Technology Center is dedicated to preparing the next generation of employees for Ohio County and the region. All programs offered at Ohio County ATC fall within the “High Demand” category as determined by the Department of Labor.  Areas of study include Automotive Technology, Business, Carpentry, Electrical Construction, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Machine Tool, and Welding. Through these programs there are 55 plus hours of dual credit opportunities for students in partnership with OCTC. 

Students can receive industry certification in Healthcore Skills, Carpentry, Electrical, Welding, and Automotive.

Ohio County Adult Education 

1st Floor Community Center
130 East Washington Street
Suite 106
Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 504-0241

GED testing and prep is now 100% FREE to all Kentuckians. As a grant funded program whose sole purpose is to enhance skills and raise education levels within our county’s population, Ohio County Adult Education offers GED prep, College Prep, and Workplace Education.

Kentucky Wesleyan College

3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Kentucky Wesleyan College offers 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums. The mission of Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United Methodist Church, nurtures a liberal arts education that guides and prepares students intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life.

Owensboro Community College

4800 New Hartford Road 
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-4400

Owensboro Community College offers exceptional teaching and learning environments to prepare students to live and work in the ever changing world.