Balmorhea School

  • Balmorhea School serves 176 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Balmorhea School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

Balmorhea School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Balmorhea School's student population of 176 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students176 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Balmorhea School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balmorhea School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#6990 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
87%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
12%
28%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.230.64
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Graduation Rate≥50%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBalmorhea Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Balmorhea School is Ft Davis School (28.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Davis Ft Davis School
    Grades: PK-12 | 226 students
    28.9 miles
    401 Webster Ave
    Fort Davis, TX 79734
    (432)426-4444
    28.9 PK-12 226
  • Pecos Austin Elementary School
    Grades: 1-3 | 682 students
    32.4 miles
    1501 Normandy
    Pecos, TX 79772
    (432)447-7541
    32.4 1-3 682
  • Pecos Crockett Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 537 students
    32.7 miles
    1801 Missouri St
    Pecos, TX 79772
    (432)447-7461
    32.7 6-8 537
  • Pecos Pecos High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 673 students
    33.1 miles
    1201 S Park St
    Pecos, TX 79772
    (432)447-7400
    33.1 9-12 673
  • Pecos Pecos Kind
    Grades: PK-K | 278 students
    33.5 miles
    300 W 10th St
    Pecos, TX 79772
    (432)447-7596
    33.5 PK-K 278

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