Carlisle County School District

Carlisle County Schools

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow


Carlisle County Schools serves students from pre-k to 12. Preschool and Headstart jointly serve 3 and 4 year old students. Carlisle County Elementary School serves students through the fifth grade. Carlisle County Middle School serves grades 6-8 and Carlisle County High School serves grades 9-12. Carlisle County High School was consolidated in 1957 from Arlington, Bardwell, Cunningham, and Milburn High schools. The first Carlisle Comet basketball season was 1957-58, the first graduating class in the spring of 1958.

Since 1921, nearly 70 Carlisle County residents have served as members of the board of education. Many of those serving more than one term. During that time period the district has had 13 superintendents. 

In 2008, the Carlisle County Board of Education was awarded the PEAK, Public Education Achieves in Kentucky, award from the Kentucky School Boards Association. This was in recognition of the PALs program. PALs are high school students serving as mentors to pre-school students.  In March, 2011 the American School Boards Journal awarded Carlisle County a MAGNA award for districts under 5000 enrollment. 

Click on the tabs below to learn more about Carlisle County Schools 

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable all students to reach their potential as learners, now and for a lifetime.

The Carlisle County Board of Education Operating Principles

*Sustaining the focus on what is best for all students;

*Leading through clear objectives, expectations, and policies;

*Delegating authority and responsibility for action that supports our agreed mission;

*Celebrating improvement and excellence;

*Making decisions based on facts, competent advice and shared values;

*Being truthful and honest;

*Working as a team;

*Valuing differing perspectives;

*Doing our homework;

*Respecting one another, disagreeing agreeably;

*Promoting no personal or hidden agenda;

*Supporting the Board’s decision; and

*Respectfully reminding one another of these commitments.

The Carlisle County Board of Education Expectations

*All students will be treated fairly.

*All students will be taught through individualized methods.

*All resources will be used to benefit children.

*All students will be at grade level in reading and math by the end of 3rd grade.

*All students will be valued and cared for.

*All students will learn what good citizenship requires.

*All students will be provided with facilities, opportunities, instructors, and experiences sufficient to provide a good foundation educationally, socially, mentally, and physically.

*All of our students will graduate.

Our Schools

Carlisle County Schools Complex Is Located At:
4557 State Route 1377
Bardwell, KY 42023
Carlisle County Board of Education
Phone: 270.628.3800
Carlisle County Elementary School
Phone: 270.628.3800 Ext 6300
Carlisle County Middle School
Phone: 270.628.3800 Ext 2300
Fax: 270.628.3974
Carlisle County High School
Phone: 270.628.3800 Ext.4300
Fax: 270.628.3837

Advanced Education

Carlisle County, Kentucky is a part of the Purchase Area Development District.  In 2015,  universities in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY awarded 4,756 degrees. The student population of Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY is skewed towards females, with 2,031 male students and 2,725 female students. Most students in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (3,959 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (304 and 6.39%), Hispanic or Latino (106 and 2.23%), and Two or more races (53 and 1.11%).
The largest universities in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of graduates are West Kentucky Community and Technical College (2,444 and 51.4%), and Murray State University (2,267 and 47.7%), The most popular majors in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (267 and 5.61%), Welding Technology (153 and 3.22%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (141 and 2.96%). The median tuition costs in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,296 and $21,576 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.