Ballenger Creek Middle

Public 6-8

 5525 Ballenger Creek Pike
       Frederick, MD  21703-7015


(240) 236-5700

District: Frederick County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 303 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,132 Help

Students who attend Ballenger Creek Middle usually attend:

High:    Tuscarora High

Feeder schools for Ballenger Creek Middle:

Elementary:    Ballenger Creek Elementary
    Carroll Manor Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  800

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.3%
Hispanic:
22.5%
African American:
20.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

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Compare Details Ballenger Creek Middle ranks better than 59.4% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks 8th among 13 ranked middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ballenger Creek Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.3%), Hispanic (22.5%), African American (20.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballenger Creek Middle is 14.8, which is the 3rd best among 13 middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ballenger Creek Middle is $12,132, which is the 6th highest among 13 middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Ballenger Creek Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballenger Creek Middle 123rd of 303 Maryland public middle schools. (See Ballenger Creek Middle in the ranking list.)

Frederick County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Frederick County Public Schools 4th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ballenger Creek Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.87 166th 252 34.1%
2005 17.36 214th 255 16.1%
2006 23.50 198th 254 22.0%
2007 27.23 193rd 264 26.9%
2008 80.03 53rd 283 81.3%
2009 74.45 81st 301 73.1%
2010 80.05 60th 324 81.5%
2011 69.71 99th 309 68.0%
2012 81.14 57th 314 81.8%
2013 71.73 93rd 316 70.6%
2014 76.04 88th 339 74.0%
2015 79.93 49th 315 84.4%
2016 76.28 65th 314 79.3%
2017 66.87 97th 317 69.4%
2018 67.27 95th 328 71.0%
2019 63.82 102nd 316 67.7%
2021 52.49 123rd 303 59.4%

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

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Enrollment information for Ballenger Creek Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 500 57 12 6 1 n/a n/a 0 576
1992 667 66 14 3 2 n/a n/a 0 752
1993 823 87 9 11 4 n/a n/a 0 934
1994 684 93 12 19 4 n/a n/a 0 812
1995 780 106 26 20 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1996 780 106 26 20 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1997 833 111 31 19 3 n/a n/a 0 997
1998 847 128 48 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1044
1999 862 150 35 32 0 n/a n/a 0 1079
2000 893 161 34 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1131
2001 813 108 42 30 1 n/a n/a 0 994
2002 864 158 57 43 6 n/a n/a 0 1128
2003 864 158 57 43 6 n/a n/a 0 1128
2004 856 197 51 50 4 n/a n/a 0 1158
2005 573 100 31 37 4 n/a n/a 0 745
2006 519 101 32 46 4 n/a n/a 0 702
2007 548 113 39 58 4 n/a n/a 0 762
2008 531 110 43 69 1 n/a n/a 0 754
2009 502 117 47 66 2 n/a n/a 0 734
2010 477 97 47 68 0 n/a n/a 0 689
2011 423 100 37 82 2 1 51 0 696
2012 435 103 41 83 1 0 44 0 707
2013 438 93 45 84 1 0 42 0 703
2014 436 94 49 76 4 0 47 0 706
2015 415 105 51 86 4 0 52 0 713
2016 395 122 51 92 3 1 48 0 712
2017 420 118 62 129 1 2 44 0 776
2018 409 136 57 134 4 2 35 0 777
2019 397 173 63 156 1 5 45 0 840
2020 362 172 60 168 4 4 47 0 817
2021 338 161 51 180 5 3 62 0 800

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 Ballenger Creek Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 576 34.7 16.5 6.1
1992 752 42.3 17.7 6.6
1993 934 56.7 16.5 5.4
1994 812 53.7 15.1 9.2
1995 933 56.7 16.5 12.6
1996 933 56.7 16.5 12.6
1997 997 59.8 16.7 11
1998 1044 63.8 16.4 12
1999 1079 63.8 16.9 19
2000 1131 67.8 16.7 13.4
2001 994 62.5 15.9 9.2
2002 1128 63.0 17.9 9.8
2003 1128 63.0 17.9 9.8
2004 1158 65.5 17.7 12.2
2005 745 47.0 15.9 10.1
2006 702 48.0 14.6 10.7
2007 762 44.8 17.0 13.8
2008 754 49.0 15.4 13.3
2009 734 51.5 14.3 13.9
2010 689 44.5 15.4 16
2011 696 45.5 15.2 18.4
2012 707 51.5 13.7 18.4
2013 703 45.5 15.4 20.3
2014 706 45.0 15.6 20.1
2015 713 44.0 16.2 22.7
2016 712 46.0 15.4 23.6
2017 776 43.0 18.0 n/a
2018 777 48.0 16.1 23.8
2019 840 49.5 16.9 25.1
2020 817 51.0 16.0 27.1
2021 800 53.9 14.8 29.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Ballenger Creek Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 576 34.7 16.5 6.1
1992 752 42.3 17.7 6.6
1993 934 56.7 16.5 5.4
1994 812 53.7 15.1 9.2
1995 933 56.7 16.5 12.6
1996 933 56.7 16.5 12.6
1997 997 59.8 16.7 11
1998 1044 63.8 16.4 12
1999 1079 63.8 16.9 19
2000 1131 67.8 16.7 13.4
2001 994 62.5 15.9 9.2
2002 1128 63.0 17.9 9.8
2003 1128 63.0 17.9 9.8
2004 1158 65.5 17.7 12.2
2005 745 47.0 15.9 10.1
2006 702 48.0 14.6 10.7
2007 762 44.8 17.0 13.8
2008 754 49.0 15.4 13.3
2009 734 51.5 14.3 13.9
2010 689 44.5 15.4 16
2011 696 45.5 15.2 18.4
2012 707 51.5 13.7 18.4
2013 703 45.5 15.4 20.3
2014 706 45.0 15.6 20.1
2015 713 44.0 16.2 22.7
2016 712 46.0 15.4 23.6
2017 776 43.0 18.0 n/a
2018 777 48.0 16.1 23.8
2019 840 49.5 16.9 25.1
2020 817 51.0 16.0 27.1
2021 800 53.9 14.8 29.1

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 Ballenger Creek Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $524 (4.5%) $11,221 (95.5%) $11,745
2020 $569 (4.7%) $11,564 (95.3%) $12,132

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ballenger Creek Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 102nd of 316 Middle schoolsRanks 123rd of 303 Middle schools
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students840800
 4.8%
African American173161
 6.9%
American Indian15
 400%
Asian6351
 19%
Hispanic156180
 15.4%
Pacific Islander53
 40%
Two or More Races4562
 37.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25.1%29.1%
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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