Ballou Senior High School

The official page of Ballou Senior High School in the Great Ward 8 of Washington, D.C.

We will share information about distance learning, social-emotional supports, programming, and Ballou spirit.

Operating as usual


Calling ALL Guardians…Its time to chat with our teachers and scholars about their success! Please use the link to register for next week!!


KNIGHT NATION: We are also celebrating Deamonte West on his selection to attend ! HBCU PRIDE…as he continues to further his education! 💙💛


KNIGHT NATION lets officially support and celebrate Miss Sonia Barnes on her official commitment to attend ! Tomorrow we will celebrate our 2023 Scholar Athletes as they sign for their number 1 college choice! 💙💛


Join Knight Nation as we begin to celebrate and honor the many African Americans who have and is paving the way for our future!

This is a call to everyone, inside and outside the academy, to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.

Stay tuned for upcoming events!



📣 We are pleased to announce that Assistant Principal Kenneth Walker will lead Ballou High School as the Interim Principal for the remainder of School Year 2022-2023. During his tenure as Assistant Principal of Ballou Senior High School, Mr. Walker relentlessly instituted efforts to ensure that all students excel and reach their maximum potential. He led the 9th Grade academy to an 81% promotion rate in 2017, and he led the 10th Grade class to a 90% promotion rate in 2016. As a 12th Grade administrator, his primary focus was college and career readiness for students. - Dr. Kimberly Martin, Instructional Superintendent. 🎉 Drop some love for Interim Principal Walker in the comments! ⬇️ 💙💛


ALL KNIGHTS | Lets get Festive! Starting Wednesday…7 Days of KnightsMas…we will celebrate all holidays during this season and bring on the JOY at Ballou! So get you fits ready and prepare for a week of community and love!


We want to express our sincerest gratitude to our families, partners,
staff and all those who play a part on keeping our KNIGHT family going…we love and appreciate you! Happy Thanksgiving… 💛💙


Join us for our next Family Market! 💙💛


We would like to cordially invite you to our Community Dinner on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Join us for dinner, raffles, and much more. RSVP at or contact Ms. Stewart at 202-746-8910.


TOMORROW | Hoco Official Dance at 6PM…all current KNIGHTS…Thursday @ Lunch will be the LAST opportunity to purchase tickets! Tickets will NOT BE Sold at the DOOR! It’s beautiful experience you don’t want to miss…


ITS SHOWTIME…ITS OUR TIME…ITS KNIGHT TIME! Homecoming 2022…you ready? Please plan accordingly Knights…this is the schedule of events for next week! Lets Go! We are PROUD to be A KNIGHT! 💛💙


Here Ye…Here Ye…Is it YOUR time? All KNIGHTS 9-12th Grade the Royal Homecoming Court is open for applicants. APPLY TODAY to become Knight Royalty 💙 💛


CALLING ALL KNIGHTS far and near…It’s SHOWTIME…It’s OUR TIME…It’s KNIGHT TIME! Homecoming 2022 is next week…Stay Tuned for updates and events! 💛💙

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 10/07/2022

2k23 took a college tour this week to Chicago! We visited 4 different colleges and took every form of transportation on our trip, including plane, bus, L train, car and boat! This is just a sneak peak and to what’s to come this year for our amazing senior class. Stay tuned! 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 09/29/2022

A very special thanks you to and ABLE for an amazing panel today. Our Ballou students enjoyed learning from you. 💙💛


We would like to invite you to attend our Virtual Family Teacher Conference on Thursday, October 6th, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please use the links below to schedule an appointment according to your scholar’s grade level.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Stewart, [email protected]. 💙💛

9th Grade Registration:  

10th Grade Registration:  

11th Grade Registration:  

12th Grade Registration:


We can’t wait to see you tonight! 💙💛


We can’t wait to see all of our students and families on Monday,September 26th for Back-to-School Night and National Family Day! This is a great opportunity to learn more about Ballou and connect with teachers, staff members, and partners. 💙💛


Lets Go KNIGHTS | First Day of School!

Welcome on the Yard Starts at 8 and Class Starts at 9! Be On TIME!

💙 Get Plenty of Rest Tonight
💛 Prepare to Wear your Uniform!
ALL GRADES Khaki Pants and your grade level colored Top! (NO Jeans)
💙 Upload your covid Negative Covid Test Results/Bring a Copy


Make sure you’re ready for the first day of school! Pick up your COVID tests today and tmrw so you can take your rapid tests and upload your results on Sunday! 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 08/20/2022

A huge congratulations to our Lady Knights for taking home the gold🥇and winning the Summer League! They defeated their opponent 38-19. Well done, ladies! We’re so proud of you! !


Calling all new and returning students! We need you to set yourself up for success for the upcoming school year by coming out for orientation next week! Choose the date that works best for you and join us for dinner! 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 06/01/2022

Bold! Courageous! Outstanding! That’s who our scholars are! We are immensely proud of our freshmen who presented their recommendations to the case challenge question: What can Delta do to improve their boarding experience? Our top four teams explained their solutions with clarity, humor, and teamwork. Congratulations to the winning team, The Knights! A special thank you to , , , for your support in this work. And a HUGE thank you to the beautiful for hosting us today. Students, you were everything today and everyday! You embody ! 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/26/2022

Exercise your right to vote by participating in the Voter Registration Drive sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority this Friday at Ballou! Scroll to see some highlights from our last voter registration drive. All students who register to vote will receive 250 LiveSchool points. 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/25/2022

Congratulations to all our students who earned 80% or higher attendance this year! We honored them last week with a celebratory breakfast. 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/24/2022

Last week we honored our newest National Honor Society inductees. Congratulations to our exceptional scholars! 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/24/2022

Our phenomenal music teacher and band director, Mr. Watson, will appear on The Ellen Show again tomorrow! Tune in at 3pm to show your support. We love you Mr. Watson! 💙💛

Timeline photos 05/16/2022

Have you enrolled for the upcoming school year? It's easy! Complete enrollment online at If you need support, come to the main office from 9-11:30am and 2-4:30pm daily. 💙💛

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/14/2022

Men’s Day 2022: Attend a school that intentionally pours into you because you are the next generation! Here at Ballou, we believe in developing and shaping WHO you are becoming. Over 140 of our young men register and attend our Men’s Day 2022. The day ranged from panel discussions to small group breakouts, lunch, and Barbershop Conversations, ending with a reflection circle. Thank you to our community for giving back to our students. We appreciate you!

Photos from Ballou Senior High School's post 05/11/2022

This week is appreciation week! We are proud to partners with to provide students and families opportunities to strengthen educational success! 💙💛 Thank You For all that you do!

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3401 4th Street SE
Washington D.C., DC

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
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