Ballman Elementary School

2601 South Q St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 334 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ballman Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Top 30% in AR
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ballman Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ballman Elementary School's student population of 334 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Ballman Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 997 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ballman Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AR)
#295 out of 997 schools
(Top 30%)
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40-44%
38%
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45-49%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
14%
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Black
6%
20%
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White
51%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
19%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ballman Elementary School's ranking?
Ballman Elementary School is ranked #295 out of 997 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% AR state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AR state average).
How many students attend Ballman Elementary School?
334 students attend Ballman Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Ballman Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ballman Elementary School?
Ballman Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Ballman Elementary School offer ?
Ballman Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Ballman Elementary School part of?
Ballman Elementary School is part of Fort Smith School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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