Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences

1525 W. Main St., Ste. 300

San Diego, CA 92108

Tel: (760)353-0140
  • Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences operates within the El Centro Elementary School District.

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School Overview

  • Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences's student population of 288 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 50% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students288 students
Gender %Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences Gender
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Students by GradeBallington Academy For Arts And Sciences Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:124:1
Hispanic
89%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
7%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsBallington Academy For Arts And Sciences All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.200.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Ballington Academy For Arts And Sciences is El Centro Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • El Centro Elementary School District's student population of 6,231 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,124 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,323 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameEl Centro Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    15
    4
    Number of Students Managed6,2311,585
    El Centro Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    26%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$49 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$50 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,124$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,323$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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