Ballard Elementary School

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 912 18th St W
       Bradenton, FL  34205-5327


(941) 708-8400

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District: Manatee

SchoolDigger Rank:
1854th of 2,182 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,178 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.7%
African American:
26.0%
White:
19.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.7%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Ballard Elementary School ranks worse than 85% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 33rd among 41 ranked elementary schools in the Manatee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ballard Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (44.7%), African American (26%), White (19.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballard Elementary School is 15.1, which is the 17th best among 41 elementary schools in the Manatee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ballard Elementary School is $12,178, which is the 8th highest among 41 elementary schools in the Manatee School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ballard Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballard Elementary School 1854th of 2182 Florida public elementary schools. (See Ballard Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Manatee:

SchoolDigger ranks Manatee 41st of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ballard Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 28.70 1240th 1688 26.5%
2007 34.60 1228th 1786 31.2%
2008 27.76 1373rd 1789 23.3%
2009 17.78 1610th 1847 12.8%
2010 18.38 1657th 1919 13.7%
2011 21.67 1664th 1985 16.2%
2012 18.85 1686th 1984 15.0%
2013 26.60 1583rd 2029 22.0%
2014 26.18 1594th 2064 22.8%
2016 16.68 1821st 2087 12.7%
2017 8.40 2029th 2112 3.9%
2018 10.10 1995th 2118 5.8%
2019 19.54 1854th 2182 15.0%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Open Quote Best thing I could have done was enroll my son into Ballard Elementary he has excelled tremendously academic and behavior wise and 4th grade here he comes teachers and staff you guys rock Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Open Quote Ballard Elementary teachers are some of the most kind, caring, and hardworking teachers I have ever met. They truly care for the students and their success. My child could not have gotten a better education than they did at Ballard. It has a small school, neighborhood atmosphere where everyone is out to succeed. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ballard Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 400 123 5 30 1 n/a n/a 0 559
1989 372 103 2 38 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1990 393 112 2 34 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1991 384 100 2 58 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1992 354 100 5 82 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1993 347 116 3 84 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1994 358 107 2 77 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1995 351 136 3 96 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1996 351 136 3 96 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1997 342 114 4 139 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1998 295 87 3 122 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1999 289 102 2 125 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2000 255 107 1 144 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2001 252 116 4 149 0 n/a n/a 0 521
2002 264 111 3 222 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2003 264 111 3 222 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2004 250 89 2 228 0 n/a n/a 0 569
2005 239 83 6 216 1 n/a n/a 0 545
2006 245 82 6 246 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2007 186 79 3 233 2 n/a n/a 27 530
2008 161 73 1 231 1 n/a n/a 28 495
2009 159 80 1 199 1 n/a n/a 30 470
2010 135 72 2 168 0 n/a n/a 26 403
2011 122 88 1 172 2 0 15 0 400
2012 139 105 1 166 1 0 26 0 438
2013 128 116 0 154 2 0 29 0 429
2014 137 133 1 164 0 0 32 0 467
2015 129 154 1 165 1 1 36 0 487
2016 108 124 0 170 0 1 31 0 434
2017 125 146 1 196 0 1 38 0 507
2018 94 122 1 204 0 1 34 0 456
2019 87 114 1 196 0 1 39 0 438

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ballard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 559 31.0 18.0 52.8
1989 515 33.0 15.6 63.3
1990 541 35.0 15.4 60.6
1991 544 34.0 16.0 59.7
1992 541 35.0 15.4 55.1
1993 550 29.0 19.0 60
1994 544 33.0 16.5 59
1995 586 33.0 17.8 62.1
1996 586 33.0 17.8 62.1
1997 599 34.0 17.6 65.4
1998 507 29.0 17.5 65.3
1999 518 31.0 16.7 81.3
2000 507 30.0 16.9 77.9
2001 521 30.0 17.4 65.5
2002 600 36.0 16.7 74.8
2003 600 36.0 16.7 74.8
2004 569 38.0 15.0 82.6
2005 545 37.0 14.7 80.4
2006 581 40.0 14.5 74
2007 530 40.0 13.3 77.7
2008 495 41.0 12.1 80.5
2009 470 34.8 14.2 88.4
2010 403 27.0 14.9 92.6
2011 400 28.0 14.2 88.3
2012 438 29.0 15.1 86.5
2013 429 31.0 13.8 89.7
2014 467 30.0 15.5 91
2015 487 36.0 13.5 100
2016 434 32.0 13.5 79
2017 507 35.0 14.4 82.8
2018 456 36.0 12.6 77.9
2019 438 29.0 15.1 76.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ballard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 559 31.0 18.0 52.8
1989 515 33.0 15.6 63.3
1990 541 35.0 15.4 60.6
1991 544 34.0 16.0 59.7
1992 541 35.0 15.4 55.1
1993 550 29.0 19.0 60
1994 544 33.0 16.5 59
1995 586 33.0 17.8 62.1
1996 586 33.0 17.8 62.1
1997 599 34.0 17.6 65.4
1998 507 29.0 17.5 65.3
1999 518 31.0 16.7 81.3
2000 507 30.0 16.9 77.9
2001 521 30.0 17.4 65.5
2002 600 36.0 16.7 74.8
2003 600 36.0 16.7 74.8
2004 569 38.0 15.0 82.6
2005 545 37.0 14.7 80.4
2006 581 40.0 14.5 74
2007 530 40.0 13.3 77.7
2008 495 41.0 12.1 80.5
2009 470 34.8 14.2 88.4
2010 403 27.0 14.9 92.6
2011 400 28.0 14.2 88.3
2012 438 29.0 15.1 86.5
2013 429 31.0 13.8 89.7
2014 467 30.0 15.5 91
2015 487 36.0 13.5 100
2016 434 32.0 13.5 79
2017 507 35.0 14.4 82.8
2018 456 36.0 12.6 77.9
2019 438 29.0 15.1 76.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ballard Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,756 (16.5%) $8,885 (83.5%) $10,641
2019 $1,708 (14.0%) $10,470 (86.0%) $12,178

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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