Ballard Community Senior High School

Ballard Community Senior High School serves 510 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 21%.
Ballard Community Senior High School operates within the Ballard Community School District.
The school district's 93% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

The student population of 510 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 510 students
Ballard Community Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ballard Community Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Ballard Community Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ballard Community Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Ballard Community Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
4%
10%
Ballard Community Senior High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
93%
79%
Ballard Community Senior High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Ballard Community Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Ballard Community Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.22
Ballard Community Senior High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
34%
Ballard Community Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%
Ballard Community Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,712 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 100% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,178 is less than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has grown by 29% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,782 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has grown by 47% over four years.
School District Name Ballard Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,712 670
Ballard Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 93% 92%
Ballard Community   School District Graduation Rate (1997-2010)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $7 MM
Ballard Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $21 MM $7 MM
Ballard Community   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,178 $11,259
Ballard Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,782 $11,298
Ballard Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is North Polk High School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ballard Community Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is East Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HuxleyBallard Community Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 400 students509 North Main Ave
    HuxleyIA 50124
    (515)597-2815
    06-8400
  • CambridgeEast Elementary School
    3.9 miles | Grades: 3-5 | 375 students505 West Fourth St
    CambridgeIA 50046
    (515)220-4306
    3.93-5375
  • SlaterWest Elementary School
    4.3 miles | Grades: PK-2 | 435 students105 East Main St
    SlaterIA 50244
    (515)228-3890
    4.3PK-2435
  • AllemanNorth Polk Central Elementary School
    5.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 368 students311 Ne 141st Ave
    AllemanIA 50007
    (515)984-3400
    5.5PK-5368
  • AllemanNorth Polk High School
    5.5 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 364 students13930 Ne 6th St
    AllemanIA 50007
    (515)984-3400
    5.59-12364

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