Ballard County School District

3465 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Ballard County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,079 students in Ballard County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Ballard County School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
1,079 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
74 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Ballard County School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (KY)
#44 out of 172 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ballard County  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ballard County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ballard County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ballard County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.22
0.44
# American Indian Students
2 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
15 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
28 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
3%
11%
# White Students
953 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
88%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
78 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
92
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
91
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
79
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
69
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
74
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
85
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
65
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
88
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
74
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
85
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
58
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
81
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
61
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
76
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
1
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,510 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,683 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$18 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ballard County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$16 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Ballard County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$16,510
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ballard County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$14,683
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ballard County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ballard County School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ballard Memorial High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3561 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 665-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 277 students
Rank: #22.
Ballard County Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3383 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 665-8400
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: #33.
Ballard County Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3561 Paducah Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 665-8400
Grades: 6-8
| 247 students
Rank: n/an/a
3383 Paducah Road
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 665-8400
Grades: PK
| 92 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ballard County Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
11 Vocational School Rd
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 665-8400
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ballard County School District?
Ballard County School District manages 5 public schools serving 1,079 students.
What is the rank of Ballard County School District?
Ballard County School District is ranked #42 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kentucky school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ballard County School District?
88% of Ballard County School District students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ballard County School District?
Ballard County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Ballard County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,683 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,079 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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