Ballard High School

  • Ballard High School serves 1,881 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ballard High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Ballard High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • Ballard High School's student population of 1,881 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,881 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ballard High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Ballard High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#258 out of 1246 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
32%
10%
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White
55%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.40
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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