facts about Crossroads Elementary School:
- Grades Served: Preschool – fifth grade
- Average Enrollment: 500 students
- School Facilities: Crossroads is a large, modern, facility, constructed in 2009. Colorful and well-lit, it has large functional classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, and computer labs. It is built on the outskirts of Bath County, surrounded by rolling farmland.
- Faculty: 20 classrooms with full-time teachers, plus additional support staff.
- Meals: Breakfast and lunch are served daily.
- Percentage of Students on the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Meal Program: 90%
- School Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the Kentucky Program of Studies and the Kentucky Core Content.
- Medical Care: There is a school nurse and aide on site.
- Academic Schedule: The school year typically begins the first week of August and ends the second week of May. Normal holidays are observed.
- Basic Needs: As with all of our affiliated sites, our volunteer coordinators determine the individual needs of each sponsored child, and those basic needs are provided to them on a regular basis. Items include but are not limited to clothing, shoes, food, bedding for the home, hygiene items, medications, eyeglasses, and school supplies.
Crossroads Elementary School is located in the town of Owingsville in Kentucky’s Bath County. Founded in 1811, Bath County derives its name from the medicinal springs found in the area. Located in Eastern Kentucky, Bath County is northwest of the primary coal mining area where there might be more opportunities for employment for parents of children in our program. The closest large city is Lexington, Kentucky. While this rural community’s economy has historically depended on the tobacco farming industry, this is no longer a prime cash crop.
The school system is now the largest employer in the county, and most residents have to go outside the county to find work. With unemployment rates steadily rising and no dependable local industry, the economy is weak. Children and their families in this area find themselves fighting an uphill battle. Crossroads Elementary School serves as a beacon of hope, offering the children of this community a well-rounded education and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Facts about Bath County, Kentucky:
- Population: 12,206
- Median Household Income: $30,797
- Poverty Rate: 5%
- Unemployment Rate: 9%