Superintendent's Message

Welcome to Bracken County Schools


“Every Student Everyday”

The family of Bracken County Schools welcomes you to Bracken County, Kentucky!  The Bracken County School system has a long history of quality education and graduating excellent students—a tradition that we are striving to continue as we move forward in the 21st century.

Each school in the Bracken County School District is unique, but all have excellent faculty and staff, outstanding students and tremendous parental support.  Each one plays an integral part in our success as a district.  Whether you have a child in one of our schools or are a member of the Bracken County community, we consider you a partner with the Bracken County School system.  We value each relationship we make and encourage you to contact us at any time.

In Bracken County education is a joint effort among the family, the school and the community.  We encourage you to visit the schools, meet the faculty and staff, and tour the facilities.  Remember, "Every Student Everyday" make Bracken County Schools truly a student centered entity.

Jeff Aulick, Superintendent


News & Announcements

Dietrich takes the helm at BCHS

Dietrich takes the helm at

Bracken County High School

When Bracken County High School students return to school on Thursday, August 11th, they will find a new principal in charge, Tony Dietrich. Mr. Dietrich worked in the Pendleton County School System for 20 years. He spent his first 8 years as an English teacher, like his parents, before spending 12 years in Administration. Seven of those years were as Assistant Principal, 3 as Principal and 2 years in the Central Office. When the BCHS Principal position became available, he decided it was time to get back around the kids.

He looks forward to building on the successful practices already in place at Bracken County High School. He has encouraged all his teachers and staff to be advocates for all the students and intends to team up with them to solve problems as they arise. He knows all too well the problems facing our students such as poverty, bullying, and the lure of drugs and alcohol.

As a father of four children, a college freshman, high school sophomore, an 8th grader, and a 5th grader, he understands the need to keep students invested in their education and moving toward a positive future whether it be with academics, athletics, music or agricultural programs.

Mr. Dietrich believes that teachers are the best examples of individuals caring for their neighbors and helping to make a difference one student at a time. And is very happy with all the programs available in the Bracken County School System promoting positive interaction with the community.

He encourages all incoming freshman and returning students to get out and experience something new this year at Bracken County High School. Students and parents can meet Mr. Dietrich and all the teachers at the Back to School Bash and Open House on Monday, August 8th from 5-7 p.m.

BCHS receives R.C. DURR grants



Bracken County High School has been awarded the RC Durr Foundation grant for Technology in Rural High Schools grant in the amount of $15,000.  The goal of the Durr grant is to provide cutting edge technology resources to rural high schools to improve instruction and to prepare students with the skills needed in the 21st century careers. 

BCHS administrators submitted the grant proposal to fund the purchase of 60 chromebook computers for use by students.  With the increase in the number of students enrolled in dual credit courses at MCTC and Murray State, the need for more and better technology has also increased.  This new technology will be available for BCHS students to use in their classes. 

Three teachers were also notified that they had received the individual $2000 technology classroom grant.  Mr. Jim Fields, Agriculture teacher, received a grant to purchase a vinyl sign and banner machine for use in his Ag Communications class.  Ms. Lila Brindley, Biology teacher, received a grant to purchase probe sets for her classroom, and Ms. Cary Carl, Arts & Humanities teacher, received a grant to purchase laptops and a printer for use in the yearbook class. 

Staff at BCHS are very appreciative of the Durr Foundation’s continued commitment to education and technology in rural high schools.

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