Balboa Elementary School

1844 Bel Aire Dr.
Glendale, CA 91201
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 787 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Balboa Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 787 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 53%
  • : 56%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Balboa Elementary School's student population of 787 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
787 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Balboa Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
53%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
56%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
8%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
White
89%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.20
This chart display the diversity score of Balboa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Balboa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
53% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Balboa Elementary School?
787 students attend Balboa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Balboa Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Balboa Elementary School?
Balboa Elementary School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Balboa Elementary School offer ?
Balboa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Balboa Elementary School part of?
Balboa Elementary School is part of Glendale Unified School District.

School Reviews

2   12/22/2008
As far as education goes this school is fine. However, culturally and socially this school is HORRIBLE. There is almost zero diversity at Balboa and students who are picked on for not being part of the majority get very little support from the faculty in those matters. I was even told that if I want my child to fit in I should enroll him in classes where he can learn to speak Armenian. The administrative staff has been unfriendly, unhelpful and even hostile at times and the lack of supervision after school is ridiculous. Children are allowed to wander out of the gates without anyone watching.
- Posted by Parent - allca

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 787 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 53%
  • : 56%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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