Balboa Middle School

  • Balboa Middle School serves 1,158 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Balboa Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Balboa Middle School operates within the Ventura Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Balboa Middle School's student population of 1158 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,158 students
Gender %Balboa Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Students by GradeBalboa Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Balboa Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balboa Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio29:124:1
Asian
5%
11%
Hispanic
47%
54%
White
45%
24%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsBalboa Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Balboa Middle School is Ventura Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Ventura Unified School District's student population of 17,108 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,878 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,297 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameVentura Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    27
    4
    Number of Students Managed17,1081,585
    Ventura Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    53%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$155 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$162 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,878$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,297$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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