Ballard West Elementary

Public PK, KG-2

 105 E Main St
       Slater, IA  50244-7783


(515) 228-3890

District: Ballard Community School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,797 Help


Students who attend Ballard West Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ballard Middle School
High:    Ballard High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  472

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.6%
Hispanic:
6.8%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.4% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.6%), Hispanic (6.8%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballard West Elementary is 13.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ballard West Elementary is $13,797.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Ballard West Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Ballard Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballard Community School District 26th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Enrollment information for Ballard West Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 165 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 165
1989 161 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 161
1990 179 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 179
1991 171 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 175
1992 170 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 173
1993 187 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 189
1994 383 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1995 361 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1996 361 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1997 357 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1998 396 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1999 394 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2000 400 0 4 1 0 n/a n/a -18 387
2001 368 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2002 419 2 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2003 419 2 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2004 428 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2005 431 5 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 444
2006 477 3 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2007 458 4 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2008 517 5 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2009 545 8 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 564
2010 510 3 0 15 0 0 11 0 539
2011 535 5 0 20 0 2 9 0 571
2012 374 4 1 17 0 1 4 0 401
2013 386 5 0 14 0 2 8 0 415
2014 409 5 0 15 0 2 4 0 435
2015 416 7 0 23 0 3 2 0 451
2016 400 7 0 13 1 1 1 0 423
2017 397 8 0 11 2 1 1 0 420
2018 365 8 1 12 5 0 7 0 398
2019 401 6 2 7 3 0 5 0 424
2020 422 3 4 6 3 0 9 0 447
2021 423 3 2 15 1 0 13 0 457
2022 426 4 0 27 1 0 13 0 471
2023 423 4 1 32 0 0 12 0 472

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 West Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 165 7.9 20.8 8.5
1989 161 0.7 230.0 9.3
1990 179 8.0 22.3 8.9
1991 175 8.8 19.8 5.7
1992 173 9.0 19.2 6.4
1993 189 10.0 18.9 9
1994 384 23.7 16.2 10.4
1995 361 21.7 16.6 8.9
1996 361 21.7 16.6 8.9
1997 360 22.2 16.2 12.5
1998 399 24.6 16.2 11.3
1999 397 23.6 16.8 16.4
2000 387 23.6 16.4 14.1
2001 377 20.4 18.5 16.7
2002 430 20.0 21.5 14
2003 430 20.0 21.5 14
2004 434 29.0 15.0 14.7
2005 444 29.0 15.3 14.9
2006 487 28.0 17.4 18.5
2007 470 29.0 16.2 19.1
2008 534 32.1 16.6 15.9
2009 564 36.5 15.5 20.4
2010 539 38.0 14.1 25.4
2011 571 36.7 15.5 22.6
2012 401 29.3 13.6 22.2
2013 415 29.4 14.0 21.9
2014 435 28.0 15.5 18.4
2015 451 30.0 15.0 19.7
2016 423 30.0 14.1 18.7
2017 420 30.8 13.6 18.1
2018 398 29.0 13.7 12.3
2019 424 32.0 13.2 14.9
2020 447 30.1 14.8 15
2021 457 30.6 14.9 13.8
2022 471 32.7 14.3 15.3
2023 472 34.5 13.6 17.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ballard West Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 165 7.9 20.8 8.5
1989 161 0.7 230.0 9.3
1990 179 8.0 22.3 8.9
1991 175 8.8 19.8 5.7
1992 173 9.0 19.2 6.4
1993 189 10.0 18.9 9
1994 384 23.7 16.2 10.4
1995 361 21.7 16.6 8.9
1996 361 21.7 16.6 8.9
1997 360 22.2 16.2 12.5
1998 399 24.6 16.2 11.3
1999 397 23.6 16.8 16.4
2000 387 23.6 16.4 14.1
2001 377 20.4 18.5 16.7
2002 430 20.0 21.5 14
2003 430 20.0 21.5 14
2004 434 29.0 15.0 14.7
2005 444 29.0 15.3 14.9
2006 487 28.0 17.4 18.5
2007 470 29.0 16.2 19.1
2008 534 32.1 16.6 15.9
2009 564 36.5 15.5 20.4
2010 539 38.0 14.1 25.4
2011 571 36.7 15.5 22.6
2012 401 29.3 13.6 22.2
2013 415 29.4 14.0 21.9
2014 435 28.0 15.5 18.4
2015 451 30.0 15.0 19.7
2016 423 30.0 14.1 18.7
2017 420 30.8 13.6 18.1
2018 398 29.0 13.7 12.3
2019 424 32.0 13.2 14.9
2020 447 30.1 14.8 15
2021 457 30.6 14.9 13.8
2022 471 32.7 14.3 15.3
2023 472 34.5 13.6 17.4

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 West Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $324 (2.3%) $13,473 (97.7%) $13,797

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ballard West Elementary

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students424472
 11.3%
African American64
 33.3%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic732
 357.1%
Pacific Islander00
White401423
 5.5%
Two or More Races512
 140%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.9%17.4%
 2.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballard West Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 472 students attended Ballard West Elementary.

Students at Ballard West Elementary are 90% White, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Ballard West Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ballard Middle School
High : Ballard High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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