3561 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ballard Memorial High School serves 320 students in grades 9-12.
Ballard Memorial High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Ballard Memorial High School's student population of 320 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Ballard Memorial High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Memorial High School is 0.21, 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
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#634 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
5%
11%
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White
89%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
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 is Ballard Memorial High School's ranking?

Ballard Memorial High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

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

25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

What is the graduation rate of Ballard Memorial High School?

The graduation rate of Ballard Memorial High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 90%.

How many students attend Ballard Memorial High School?

320 students attend Ballard Memorial High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

89% of Ballard Memorial High School students are White, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ballard Memorial High School?

Ballard Memorial High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Ballard Memorial High School offer ?

Ballard Memorial High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ballard Memorial High School part of?

Ballard Memorial High School is part of Ballard County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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