Ballard Community Senior High School

Ballard Community Senior High School serves 464 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Ballard Community Senior High School operates within the Ballard Community School District.
The school district's 95% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 464 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 464 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Students by Grade Ballard Community Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Hispanic
2%
9%
White
93%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Ballard Community Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Ballard Community Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.21
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%
33%
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.
3%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,638 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Ballard Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,638 666
Graduation Rate 95% 91%
Ballard Community   School District Graduation Rate (1997-2009)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $7 MM
Ballard Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $15 MM $7 MM
Ballard Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,935 $11,087
Ballard Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,655 $10,614
Ballard Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • HuxleyBallard Community Middle School
    509 North Main Ave
    HuxleyIA 50124
    (515)597-2815
    0 mi | 378 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • CambridgeEast Elementary School
    505 West Fourth St
    CambridgeIA 50046
    (515)220-4306
    3.9 mi | 395 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • SlaterWest Elementary School
    105 East Main St
    SlaterIA 50244
    (515)228-3890
    4.3 mi | 401 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • AllemanNorth Polk High School
    315 Ne 141st Ave
    AllemanIA 50007
    (515)251-3400
    5.5 mi | 366 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AllemanNorth Polk Middle School
    315 Ne 141st Ave
    AllemanIA 50007
    (515)251-3400
    5.5 mi | 179 students | Gr. 7-8                      

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Story County, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.20, which is lower than the Iowa average of 0.21. The most diverse school district in Story County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.