John Ball Park Zoo School

1300 Fulton St West

Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6100

Grades: 6

59 students

John Ball Park Zoo School serves 59 students in grades 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
John Ball Park Zoo School operates within the Grand Rapids School District.

Overview

The student population of 59 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 59 students
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Students (1998-2013)
Gender % 42% Male / 58%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Teachers (1999-2013)

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 18:1
John Ball Park Zoo School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Asian Students (1998-2013)
Hispanic
9%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1998-2013)
Black
7%
22%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1998-2013)
White
82%
66%
John Ball Park Zoo School White Students (1998-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
John Ball Park Zoo School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups John Ball Park Zoo School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI 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.
0.32 0.26
John Ball Park Zoo School Diversity Score (1998-2013)
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.
23%
44%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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.
5%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,190 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,502 is higher than the state average of $11,537. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,641 is higher than the state average of $11,612. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Grand Rapids School District
Number of Schools
Managed
65
3
Number of Students Managed 23,190 822
Grand Rapids School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $268 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $290 MM $11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,502 $11,537
Grand Rapids School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,641 $11,612
Grand Rapids School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Academy Of Design And Construction (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 Grades Students
  • Grand RapidsSibley School
    947 Sibley St Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3100
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 455 students                      
  • Grand RapidsWestwood Middle School
    1525 Mount Mercy Dr Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3322
    0.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 403 students                      
  • Grand RapidsAcademy Of Design And Construction
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3150
    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 111 students                      
  • Grand RapidsUnion Community School
    Alternative School
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3160
    Alternative School

    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 64 students                      
  • Grand RapidsUnion High School
    Alternative School
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)819-3160
    Alternative School

    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 932 students                      

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