Ballard Memorial High School

3561 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 277 students in grades 9-12, Ballard Memorial High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 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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School Overview

Ballard Memorial High School's student population of 277 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
277 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Ballard Memorial High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ballard Memorial High School is 0.19, which is less 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
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State Level (KY)
#634 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
30%
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35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
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
4%
11%
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White
90%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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0.19
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90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (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 is ranked #634 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
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?
277 students attend Ballard Memorial High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Ballard Memorial High School students are White, 4% 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 12:1, 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 (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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