Ballenger Creek Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5250 Kingsbrook Dr
       Frederick, MD  21703-2813


 (240) 236-2500

 School Website

District: Frederick County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
305th of 858 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  657

Racial breakdown:
White:
42.9%
African American:
20.7%
Hispanic:
18.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.2%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ballenger Creek Elementary ranked better than 64.5% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 24th among 37 ranked elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.26. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ballenger Creek Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.9%), African American (20.7%), Hispanic (18.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballenger Creek Elementary is 16.4. 28 elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ballenger Creek Elementary employs 40 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ballenger Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballenger Creek Elementary 305th of 858 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Ballenger Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

Frederick County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Frederick County Public Schools 5th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ballenger Creek Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.42 497th 803 38.1%
2005 55.18 398th 805 50.6%
2006 44.58 492nd 804 38.8%
2007 40.53 531st 818 35.1%
2008 60.91 369th 838 56.0%
2009 65.19 324th 850 61.9%
2010 73.06 232nd 855 72.9%
2011 67.63 281st 853 67.1%
2012 72.49 222nd 857 74.1%
2013 55.44 412th 847 51.4%
2014 59.23 406th 867 53.2%
2015 62.32 297th 859 65.4%
2016 65.85 279th 845 67.0%
2017 70.44 258th 847 69.5%
2018 62.26 305th 858 64.5%

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

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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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

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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
2015 289 130 50 133 5 2 64 0 673
2016 282 136 48 121 4 2 64 0 657

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

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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
2015 673 43.0 15.6 42.3
2016 657 40.0 16.4 40.2

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 Ballenger Creek Elementary

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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
2015 673 43.0 15.6 42.3
2016 657 40.0 16.4 40.2

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.




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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.

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