Ball High School

4115 Ave O
Galveston, TX 77553
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Ball High School serves 2,050 students in grades 9-12.
Ball High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Ball High School's student population of 2,050 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,050 students
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Total Classroom Teachers122 teachers
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School Comparison

Ball High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ball High School is 0.66, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#6940 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
48%
52%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
27%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.660.64
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Graduation Rate
87%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGalveston Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ball High School is Aim College & Career Prep (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Galveston County J J A E P (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morgan El Magnet School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Galveston Galveston County J J A E P Alternative School
    Grades: 8 | 3 students
    0.3 miles
    3904 Ave T
    Galveston, TX 77553
    (409) 766-5800
    0.3 8 3
  • Galveston Morgan El Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 546 students
    0.6 miles
    1410 37th St
    Galveston, TX 77553
    (409) 761-6700
    0.6 PK-4 546
  • Galveston Ambassadors Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 308 students
    0.8 miles
    5001 Ave U
    Galveston, TX 77551
    (409) 762-6795
    0.8 PK-8 308
  • Galveston Aim College & Career Prep Alternative School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 77 students
    1.2 miles
    5200 Ave N 1/2
    Galveston, TX 77553
    (409) 761-6960
    1.2 6-12 77
  • Galveston Central Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-9 | 620 students
    1.2 miles
    3014 Sealy
    Galveston, TX 77553
    (409) 761-6200
    1.2 5-9 620

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