Balls Creek Elementary School

2620 Balls Creek Road
Newton, NC 28658
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Balls Creek Elementary School serves 652 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Balls Creek Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 652 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Balls Creek Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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School Overview

Balls Creek Elementary School's student population of 652 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Balls Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Balls Creek Elementary School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#652 out of 2568 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
20%
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Black
2%
25%
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White
74%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Balls Creek Elementary School's ranking?
Balls Creek Elementary School is ranked #652 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Balls Creek Elementary School often compared to?
Balls Creek Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Catawba Elementary School, Maiden Elementary School, Sherrills Ford Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
How many students attend Balls Creek Elementary School?
652 students attend Balls Creek Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Balls Creek Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Balls Creek Elementary School?
Balls Creek Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Balls Creek Elementary School offer ?
Balls Creek Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Balls Creek Elementary School part of?
Balls Creek Elementary School is part of Catawba County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 652 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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