Our Affiliated Site: Bath County Middle School in Kentucky

facts about Bath County Middle School:

  • Grades Served: Sixth – eighth
  • Average Enrollment: 410 students
  • School Facilities: The school is a two-story brick building that houses 30 classrooms, a library, two computer labs, a music room, a gymnasium with a stage, an art room, a music room and a cafeteria. All classrooms are equipped with computers.
  • Faculty: 16 classroom teachers, 4 special education teachers, one speech pathologist, a guidance counselor, a librarian and teachers for art, band, computers and career education
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are served daily.
  • Percentage of Students on the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Meal Program: 78%
  • School Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the Kentucky Program of Studies and the Kentucky Core Content.
  • Academic Schedule: Classes begin at 8:50 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. The school year normally begins the first week of August and ends the second week of May. Normal holidays are observed.

Located in the Eastern Coal Field region of Kentucky, Bath County derives its name from the medicinal springs found in the area. Poverty and unemployment have gripped this area of Kentucky, where families have farmed for generations. Today, small farms provide sustenance for many families, but little profit. Additionally, the county only has four major employers, including the Bath County School System, which provide very few jobs. Over 40% of the adult population is unable to attain many of these jobs because they never completed high school and lack a high school diploma.

Bath County Middle School serves as a beacon of hope, where every child is valued and given the attention of a caring staff, two meals a day and a well-rounded education. The school’s mission is to provide the opportunity for students to rise above the difficult circumstances from which they come and break the cycle of poverty.