John Ball Park Zoo School

  • John Ball Park Zoo School serves 61 students in grades 6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-69% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • John Ball Park Zoo School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

John Ball Park Zoo School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • John Ball Park Zoo School's student population of 61 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6
Total Students61 students
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Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John Ball Park Zoo School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,167 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Ball Park Zoo School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#196 out of 3167 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
8%
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Black
21%
18%
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White
51%
66%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids Public Schools School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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