John Ball Park Zoo School

John Ball Park Zoo School serves 62 students in grades 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the MI average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
John Ball Park Zoo School operates within the Grand Rapids School District.

School Overview

The student population of 62 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades: 6
Total Students 62 students
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % John Ball Park Zoo School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Teachers (1999-2014)

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 19:1
John Ball Park Zoo School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Hispanic
20%
7%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
1%
18%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
71%
68%
John Ball Park Zoo School White Students (1998-2014)
Two or more races
8%
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.45 0.27
John Ball Park Zoo School Diversity Score (1998-2014)
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.
27%
43%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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.
6%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Grand Rapids School District's student population of 16,452 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,129 is higher than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $14,515 is higher than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Grand Rapids School District
Number of Schools
Managed
73
3
Number of Students Managed 16,452 784
Grand Rapids School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $264 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $271 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,129 $11,681
Grand Rapids School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,515 $11,849
Grand Rapids School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Newcomers Community School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westwood Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sibley School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Grand RapidsSibley School
    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
    0.5 miles
    947 Sibley St Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3100
    0.5PK-5397
  • Grand RapidsWestwood Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 374 students
    0.7 miles
    1525 Mount Mercy Dr Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3322
    0.76-8374
  • Grand RapidsNewcomers Community SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
    1 miles
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3160
    19-1221
  • Grand RapidsUnion High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1086 students
    1 miles
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3160
    19-121086
  • Grand RapidsStocking Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 282 students
    1.1 miles
    863 7th St Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-2000
    1.1PK-5282

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