Ballard Elementary School

Public K-5

 1601 West Chicago Rd
       Niles, MI  49120-3168


 (269) 683-5900

 School Website

District: Niles Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
854th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.2
Number of students:  589

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.7%
Hispanic:
14.4%
Two or more races:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.3%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Ballard Elementary School ranked worse than 60.7% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Niles Community Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.92. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.7%), Hispanic (14.4%), two or more races (10%). (See more...)
Compare Details 72.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Niles Community Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballard Elementary School is 20.2. 2 elementary schools in the Niles Community Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ballard Elementary School employs 29.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ballard Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballard Elementary School 854th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Ballard Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Niles Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Niles Community Schools 196th of 598 Michigan 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 MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 50.10 969th 1545 37.3%
2007 58.83 771st 1565 50.7%
2008 63.95 667th 1577 57.7%
2009 64.46 675th 1589 57.5%
2010 67.06 625th 1552 59.7%
2011 59.05 806th 1552 48.1%
2012 45.76 937th 1566 40.2%
2013 37.85 1059th 1563 32.2%
2014 34.80 1093rd 1533 28.7%
2015 40.43 1000th 1580 36.7%
2016 30.78 1095th 1548 29.3%
2017 33.70 969th 1466 33.9%
2018 49.32 807th 1448 44.3%
2019 38.92 854th 1407 39.3%

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

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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 614 66 7 10 7 n/a n/a 0 704
1989 611 64 7 16 18 n/a n/a 0 716
1990 640 72 3 15 19 n/a n/a 0 749
1991 635 79 3 15 15 n/a n/a 8 755
1992 617 96 3 18 8 n/a n/a 0 742
1993 605 91 6 18 5 n/a n/a 0 725
1994 623 96 9 18 2 n/a n/a 0 748
1995 636 100 6 22 1 n/a n/a 0 765
1996 636 100 6 22 1 n/a n/a 0 765
1997 654 107 8 17 2 n/a n/a 0 788
1998 661 113 8 26 0 n/a n/a 0 808
1999 600 122 5 20 3 n/a n/a 0 750
2000 629 114 5 25 3 n/a n/a 0 776
2001 608 127 5 34 0 n/a n/a 0 774
2002 521 110 4 29 2 n/a n/a 1 667
2003 521 110 4 29 2 n/a n/a 1 667
2004 514 102 4 26 2 n/a n/a 2 650
2005 530 112 6 40 5 n/a n/a 4 697
2006 480 113 10 75 2 n/a n/a 4 684
2007 483 111 7 76 2 n/a n/a 3 682
2008 461 97 7 60 3 n/a n/a 3 631
2009 488 104 6 66 1 n/a n/a 0 665
2010 475 87 6 75 5 n/a n/a 1 649
2011 571 95 7 94 3 3 37 0 810
2012 475 85 5 89 4 2 55 0 715
2013 448 76 4 111 3 2 59 0 703
2014 430 71 2 102 1 0 59 0 665
2015 405 81 3 101 1 0 67 0 658
2016 381 62 3 101 1 1 66 0 615
2017 358 55 6 100 3 1 66 0 589
2018 381 53 7 85 3 1 59 0 589

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 704 n/a n/a n/a
1989 716 n/a n/a 20.4
1990 749 45.0 16.6 27.5
1991 755 n/a n/a n/a
1992 742 n/a n/a 37.1
1993 725 n/a 0.0 39.2
1994 748 34.1 21.9 33.6
1995 765 37.0 20.7 32.3
1996 765 37.0 20.7 32.3
1997 788 38.0 20.7 35.9
1998 808 38.0 21.3 32.4
1999 750 40.0 18.8 32.1
2000 776 39.7 19.5 38.1
2001 774 40.8 19.0 42.9
2002 667 n/a n/a 42.9
2003 667 n/a n/a 42.9
2004 650 36.0 18.1 43.7
2005 697 36.5 19.1 50.4
2006 684 34.3 19.9 48.5
2007 682 35.6 19.2 24.9
2008 631 36.1 17.5 32.6
2009 665 32.5 20.5 53.8
2010 649 30.9 20.9 64.7
2011 810 38.9 20.7 54.2
2012 715 34.3 20.8 72.4
2013 703 32.3 21.7 74.5
2014 665 36.0 18.4 75.6
2015 658 34.0 19.3 73.6
2016 615 34.0 18.0 76.6
2017 589 28.9 20.3 67.1
2018 589 29.1 20.2 72.3

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 704 n/a n/a n/a
1989 716 n/a n/a 20.4
1990 749 45.0 16.6 27.5
1991 755 n/a n/a n/a
1992 742 n/a n/a 37.1
1993 725 n/a 0.0 39.2
1994 748 34.1 21.9 33.6
1995 765 37.0 20.7 32.3
1996 765 37.0 20.7 32.3
1997 788 38.0 20.7 35.9
1998 808 38.0 21.3 32.4
1999 750 40.0 18.8 32.1
2000 776 39.7 19.5 38.1
2001 774 40.8 19.0 42.9
2002 667 n/a n/a 42.9
2003 667 n/a n/a 42.9
2004 650 36.0 18.1 43.7
2005 697 36.5 19.1 50.4
2006 684 34.3 19.9 48.5
2007 682 35.6 19.2 24.9
2008 631 36.1 17.5 32.6
2009 665 32.5 20.5 53.8
2010 649 30.9 20.9 64.7
2011 810 38.9 20.7 54.2
2012 715 34.3 20.8 72.4
2013 703 32.3 21.7 74.5
2014 665 36.0 18.4 75.6
2015 658 34.0 19.3 73.6
2016 615 34.0 18.0 76.6
2017 589 28.9 20.3 67.1
2018 589 29.1 20.2 72.3

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 Michigan Department of Education.

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