Ballenger Creek Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5250 Kingsbrook Dr
       Frederick, MD  21703-2813


 (240) 236-2500

District: Frederick County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
296th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  661

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.9%
Hispanic:
19.5%
African American:
18.2%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  42.1%

Homes for sale View homes for sale near Ballenger Creek Elementary

 See top rated Maryland elementary schools

 Compare Ballenger Creek Elementary to nearby elementary schools!
Updated Tuesday, December 8, 2015, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2015, Ballenger Creek Elementary ranked better than 65.4% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 27th among 37 ranked elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ballenger Creek Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.9%), Hispanic (19.5%), African American (18.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 42.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballenger Creek Elementary is 14.9, which is the 17th best among 37 elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Ballenger Creek Elementary employs 44.1 full-time teachers.
Map and boundary of Ballenger Creek Elementary
Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Ballenger Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Ballenger Creek Elementary 296th of 855 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Ballenger Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

Frederick County Public Schools:

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


What do you think?

Your rating for Ballenger Creek Elementary?

Rank History for Ballenger Creek Elementary

Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.42 498th 804 38.1% 2 star ranking
2005 55.18 397th 801 50.4% 3 star ranking
2006 44.58 489th 800 38.9% 2 star ranking
2007 40.53 529th 815 35.1% 2 star ranking
2008 60.91 368th 835 55.9% 3 star ranking
2009 65.19 323rd 847 61.9% 3 star ranking
2010 73.06 231st 852 72.9% 4 star ranking
2011 67.63 279th 850 67.2% 3 star ranking
2012 72.49 220th 854 74.2% 4 star ranking
2013 55.44 409th 844 51.5% 3 star ranking
2014 59.23 403rd 863 53.3% 3 star ranking
2015 62.32 296th 855 65.4% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Maryland Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Ballenger Creek Elementary Test Scores

Compare

Test score data source: Maryland Department of Education

About the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: The 2014-2015 school year marked the first year that students in grade 3-8 and high school took the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics. PARCC complements, but does not replace, the existing Maryland School Assessment, which assesses performance in science in grades 5 and 8; the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities); or the Maryland High School Assessments in Biology and Government. In addition students take other assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and college Readiness tests like AP and SAT.

Source: Maryland Report Card

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 1)
0%

0%

0%

0%

100%

  

by a parent
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Open Quote Avoid at all costs!!!!! This school deserves a negative rating - the principal, vice principal and many teachers are worse than the absolute pits!!!!! Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Open Quote This school is terrible. The principal is incompetent and mean. If your child has any special needs you are better off transferring to school that knows what they are doing. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Ballenger Creek Elementary

Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 548 39 8 10 1 n/a n/a 0 606
1993 728 52 15 11 0 n/a n/a 0 806
1994 765 48 20 15 0 n/a n/a 0 848
1995 894 77 27 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1017
1996 894 77 27 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1017
1997 702 72 20 19 0 n/a n/a 0 813
1998 703 87 19 24 0 n/a n/a 0 833
1999 686 87 18 28 0 n/a n/a 0 819
2000 678 97 26 24 2 n/a n/a 0 827
2001 694 113 27 28 3 n/a n/a 0 865
2002 670 112 25 31 2 n/a n/a 0 840
2003 670 112 25 31 2 n/a n/a 0 840
2004 626 97 23 33 0 n/a n/a 0 779
2005 449 105 42 36 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2006 397 141 41 52 0 n/a n/a 0 631
2007 404 141 46 65 0 n/a n/a 0 656
2008 379 129 46 74 2 n/a n/a 0 630
2009 363 135 55 85 2 n/a n/a 0 640
2010 354 134 51 89 4 n/a n/a 0 632
2011 299 117 46 103 4 0 64 0 633
2012 278 143 54 98 3 1 68 0 645
2013 269 148 53 115 3 2 70 0 660
2014 290 120 54 129 5 3 60 0 661

Test score 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 Elementary

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 606 30.5 19.8 8.3
1993 806 36.5 22.1 6.1
1994 848 40.3 21.0 3.4
1995 1017 47.2 21.5 4.5
1996 1017 47.2 21.5 4.5
1997 813 37.7 21.6 5.2
1998 833 36.0 23.1 6.8
1999 819 36.0 22.8 9.0
2000 827 40.4 20.5 8.3
2001 865 45.4 19.1 8.0
2002 840 47.5 17.7 7.7
2003 840 47.5 17.7 7.7
2004 779 47.5 16.4 8.5
2005 632 38.0 16.6 14.1
2006 631 38.0 16.6 18.4
2007 656 41.8 15.7 20.7
2008 630 44.4 14.2 24.6
2009 640 44.9 14.3 24.8
2010 632 41.8 15.1 30.4
2011 633 42.3 14.9 34.3
2012 645 40.8 15.8 41.6
2013 660 42.4 15.5 44.7
2014 661 44.1 14.9 42.1

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ballenger Creek Elementary

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 606 30.5 19.8 8.3
1993 806 36.5 22.1 6.1
1994 848 40.3 21.0 3.4
1995 1017 47.2 21.5 4.5
1996 1017 47.2 21.5 4.5
1997 813 37.7 21.6 5.2
1998 833 36.0 23.1 6.8
1999 819 36.0 22.8 9.0
2000 827 40.4 20.5 8.3
2001 865 45.4 19.1 8.0
2002 840 47.5 17.7 7.7
2003 840 47.5 17.7 7.7
2004 779 47.5 16.4 8.5
2005 632 38.0 16.6 14.1
2006 631 38.0 16.6 18.4
2007 656 41.8 15.7 20.7
2008 630 44.4 14.2 24.6
2009 640 44.9 14.3 24.8
2010 632 41.8 15.1 30.4
2011 633 42.3 14.9 34.3
2012 645 40.8 15.8 41.6
2013 660 42.4 15.5 44.7
2014 661 44.1 14.9 42.1

Test score 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.




Rate Ballenger Creek Elementary!

Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Ballenger Creek Elementary!





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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics