Ballard High School

6000 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Ballard High School serves 1,981 students in grades 9-12.
Ballard High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 46% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,981 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Ballard High School's student population of 1,981 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,981 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
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School Rankings

Ballard High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ballard High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#299 out of 1230 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
28%
11%
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White
55%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ballard High School's ranking?
Ballard High School is ranked #299 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Kentucky.
What schools are Ballard High School often compared to?
Ballard High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eastern High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ballard High School?
The graduation rate of Ballard High School is 93%, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Ballard High School?
1,981 students attend Ballard High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ballard High School students are White, 28% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ballard High School?
Ballard High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Ballard High School offer ?
Ballard High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ballard High School part of?
Ballard High School is part of Jefferson County School District.

School Reviews

5   10/12/2009
I loved the teachers, the student activities, and the sports program is second to none. Once a Bruin always a Bruin.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - summe

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,981 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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