Balsz Elementary School

4309 E Belleview Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Balsz Elementary School serves 937 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Balsz Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Balsz Elementary School's student population of 937 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students937 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

Balsz Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Balsz Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1739 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
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American Indian
5%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
75%
45%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.420.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBalsz Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Balsz Elementary School is Great Hearts Academies - Trivium Prep (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brunson-lee Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Brunson-lee Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 384 students
    0.6 miles
    1350 N. 48th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 629-6900
    0.6 PK-6 384
  • Phoenix Great Hearts Academies - Trivium Prep Charter School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-12 | 736 students
    0.6 miles
    2001 N. Bullard Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (623) 414-4883
    0.6 6-12 736
  • Phoenix Griffith Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 513 students
    0.6 miles
    4505 East Palm Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 629-6700
    0.6 PK-8 513
  • Phoenix Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 350 students
    0.7 miles
    4837 E. Mcdowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 244-9855
    0.7 K-12 350
  • Phoenix Academy Of Excellence Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 83 students
    1.0 miles
    425 North 36th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 389-4271
    1 K-8 83

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
There are numerous wrongs with this current school district of Balsz. The classrooms status of kids per classroom currently sits at 30; therefore overcrowded. Balsz now converted to Tillman Middle School with the help of the Tillman Group due to lack of other organizations willing to invest in the district and poor investment funding. Staff is outnumbered resulting in the increase of inappropriate behavior and failing to properly monitor student safety. Tillman Middle School has no safety resource officer resulting in an increase of illegal use of drugs, students walking off campus, and students wandering around campus with no supervision. The Tillman Middle School contains no proper system in regards to its special education department. While one is in place, student placement in proper special education classrooms needs a complete overhaul. Special Education administrators are not positioned at a campus site; therefore resulting in complete miscommunication and lack thereof. The Tillman Group under its resources has provided higher levels of academic programs and facilities since its involvement. Tillman Middle School currently resides in numerous extracurricular activities resulting in requesting for additional funding through government and private donations to support the overhaul of facilities. Despite the Tillman Group involvement, the campus is unsafe without some type of safety officer.
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This school is unwilling to work as a team with special needs children.
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