Ballard Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
509 N Main Ave
Huxley, IA 50124
Phone
(515) 597-2815
District
BALLARD COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
STORY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
361
Classroom Teachers
24

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Iowa

6

(10 is best)

Better than 55.2% of IA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

7

(10 is best)

Ballard Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 85 73
Proficiency in Reading 82 72
Proficiency in Math 87 73

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 77 76
Proficiency in Reading 77 73
Proficiency in Math 77 80

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 75 74
Proficiency in Reading 77 74
Proficiency in Math 72.0 73

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.07
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.48
AVG FOR STATE 14.54
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 135 37.4%
Grade 7 108 29.9%
Grade 8 118 32.7%
Total 361 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 95.0% 95.2% 78.3%
Black 1.7% 1.7% 6.7%
Hispanic 1.7% 2.0% 11.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2% 2.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 0.9% 0.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 16.9% 18.1% 41.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.4% 15.2% 35.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.5% 2.9% 6.9%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 7,966 3,155,070
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 95.5 56
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.6% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.8% 19.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 31.8% 31.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.0% 25.7%
65 OR OLDER 11.7% 16.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 2,857 1,256,426
Single Parent Households With Children 4.8% 9.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 96.6% 92.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.2% 28.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 10.6% 9.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 26.8% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.7% 14.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 22.3% 19.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 11.6% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 8.8% 14.3%
$15,000 or less 4.2% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,692 $11,349,632 53.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $351 $595,296 2.8%
Staff $165 $279,840 1.3%
General Administration $583 $988,768 4.6%
School Administration $600 $1,017,600 4.8%
Operation $1,070 $1,814,720 8.5%
Transportation $429 $727,584 3.4%
Other $357 $605,472 2.8%
Total Support $3,555 $6,029,280 28.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,355 $3,994,080 18.7%
Total Expenditures $12,601 $21,371,296 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,829 $3,516,508,590 52.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $382 $196,721,892 2.9%
Staff $537 $276,458,426 4.1%
General Administration $259 $133,575,016 2.0%
School Administration $604 $311,029,217 4.6%
Operation $922 $474,766,194 7.1%
Transportation $403 $207,347,501 3.1%
Other $289 $148,602,633 2.2%
Total Support $3,396 $1,748,558,195 26.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,843 $1,463,921,389 21.8%
Total Expenditures $13,068 $6,728,974,783 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%