John Ball Park Zoo School

1300 Fulton St West,

Grand Rapids, MI, 49504-6100

Tel: (616)819-3344
Grades: 6

62 students

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 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
John Ball Park Zoo School operates within the Grand Rapids Public s School District.

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 (1998-2012)
Gender % 42% Male / 58%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade John Ball Park Zoo School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 18:1
John Ball Park Zoo School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
John Ball Park Zoo School American Indian (1998-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
11%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
6%
22%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black (1998-2012)
White
72%
67%
John Ball Park Zoo School White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John Ball Park Zoo School Sch Ethnicity John Ball Park Zoo 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.
0.46 0.48
John Ball Park Zoo School Diversity Score (1998-2012)
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.
30%
44%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,919 students has grown by 20% over five years.
School District Name Grand Rapids Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
64
3
Number of Students Managed 23,919 806
Grand Rapids Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $268 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $290 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,502 $11,537
Grand Rapids Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,641 $11,612
Grand Rapids Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Union High 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grand Rapids Sibley School
    947 Sibley St Nw
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49504
    (616)819-3100
    0.5  mi  |  479  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Grand Rapids Westwood Middle School
    1525 Mount Mercy Dr Nw
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49504
    (616)819-3322
    0.7  mi  |  438  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Grand Rapids Union Community School
    Alternative School
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49504
    (616)819-3160
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  83  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grand Rapids Union High School
    Alternative School
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49504
    (616)819-3160
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  933  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grand Rapids Academy Of Design And Construction
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49504
    (616)819-3150
    1  mi  |  100  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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