Balls Creek Elementary School

  • Balls Creek Elementary School serves 693 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Balls Creek Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Balls Creek Elementary School's student population of 693 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students693 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Balls Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balls Creek Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#907 out of 2555 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Balls Creek Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Asian
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
75%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Balls Creek Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.410.67
This chart display the diversity score of Balls Creek Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Balls Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCatawba County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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