John Ball Park Zoo School

  • John Ball Park Zoo School serves 62 students in grades 6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the MI average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • John Ball Park Zoo School operates within the Grand Rapids School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 62 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades: 6
Total Students 62 students
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender % John Ball Park Zoo School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Teachers (2000-2015)

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 19:1
John Ball Park Zoo School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
John Ball Park Zoo School American Indian Students (1998-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Asian Students (1999-2013)
Hispanic
17%
7%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
4%
18%
John Ball Park Zoo School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
73%
68%
John Ball Park Zoo School White Students (1999-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
John Ball Park Zoo School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups John Ball Park Zoo School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.27
John Ball Park Zoo School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
41%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
6%
John Ball Park Zoo School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Grand Rapids School District's student population of 15,297 students has decreased by 13% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,150 is higher than the state average of $12,839. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,527 is higher than the state average of $12,841. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Grand Rapids School District
Number of Schools
Managed
49
2
Number of Students Managed 15,297 760
Grand Rapids School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $249 MM $10 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $256 MM $10 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,150 $12,839
Grand Rapids School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,527 $12,841
Grand Rapids School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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