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 18:1.
  • 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 grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6
Total Students62 students
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %John Ball Park Zoo School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
John Ball Park Zoo School Total Teachers (2000-2015)

School Comparison

This School(MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio31:118:1
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)
Two or more races
6%
3%
John Ball Park Zoo School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsJohn Ball Park Zoo School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMI 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.
0.440.50
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 (2001-2015)
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 (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Grand Rapids School District's student population of 15,297 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,468 is higher than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,891 is higher than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameGrand Rapids School District
Number of Schools
Managed
49
2
Number of Students Managed15,297760
Grand Rapids School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$264 MM$11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$271 MM$11 MM
Grand Rapids School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$15,468$11,681
Grand Rapids School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$15,891$11,849
Grand Rapids School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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