Ballard Memorial High School

  • Ballard Memorial High School serves 422 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the KY average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 22%.
  • Ballard Memorial High School operates within the Ballard County School District.
  • Ballard County School District's 87% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 422 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 422 students
Ballard Memorial High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ballard Memorial High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Ballard Memorial High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ballard Memorial High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 17:1
Ballard Memorial High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Hispanic
1%
6%
Ballard Memorial High School Black Students (2002-2015)
Black
6%
11%
Ballard Memorial High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
90%
78%
Ballard Memorial High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ballard Memorial High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Ballard Memorial High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ballard Memorial High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.24
Ballard Memorial High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
38%
51%
Ballard Memorial High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Ballard Memorial High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Ballard County School District's student population of 1,426 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,536 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,195 is less than the state average of $10,531. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Ballard County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
6
Number of Students Managed 1,426 2,307
Ballard County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 82%
Ballard County School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $25 MM
Ballard County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $14 MM $24 MM
Ballard County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,536 $10,658
Ballard County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,195 $10,531
Ballard County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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