Rockcastle County Board of Education

245 Richmond Street

Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

Superintendent: David Pensol

Ph:  606.256.2125

Building Data:

Building Area: 64,000 S.F.

Construction Cost: $5,890,938

Student Capacity: 500

Project Status: Complete

Brodhead Elementary School is a result of numerous detailed meetings with planning committees.  The final design has provided teachers, students, parents and administrators with a school perfectly suited for their curriculum and needs.  Each classroom opens up to a “Commons” area that is typically used for tutoring, student counseling, one-on-one instruction, assessment testing, make-up testing, and team teaching.


Safety was one of the main considerations taken when designing this school.  The overall plan allows for community use of the gymnasium, cafeteria, or media resource center without giving access to the remainder of the school.


Additional features include a “Low-Tech” geothermal HVAC system designed to save energy and skylights throughout the facility.