Balsz Elementary School

  • Balsz Elementary School serves 856 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Balsz Elementary School's student population of 856 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students856 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Balsz Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balsz Elementary School is 0.40, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1282 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
76%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
14%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
5%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Balsz Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.400.65
This chart display the diversity score of Balsz Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Balsz Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBalsz Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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