3383 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ballard County Elementary School serves 470 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ballard County Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ballard County Elementary School's student population of 470 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Ballard County Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ballard County Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#747 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
38%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
41%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
90%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Ballard County Elementary School?

470 students attend Ballard County Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

90% of Ballard County Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ballard County Elementary School?

Ballard County Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Ballard County Elementary School offer ?

Ballard County Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ballard County Elementary School part of?

Ballard County Elementary School is part of Ballard County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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