Ballentine Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1651 North McLaurin Lane
       Fuquay Varina, NC  27526


 (919) 557-1120

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District: Wake County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
392nd of 1,434 North Carolina Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  552

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.6%
Hispanic:
25.4%
African American:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ballentine Elementary ranked better than 72.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranked 47th among 108 ranked elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.52. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.6%), Hispanic (25.4%), African American (5.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 31.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ballentine Elementary is 15.1, which is the 55th best among 108 elementary schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Ballentine Elementary employs 36.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ballentine Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ballentine Elementary 392nd of 1434 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Ballentine Elementary in the ranking list.)

Wake County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wake County Schools 74th of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ballentine Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 70.60 329th 1276 74.2%
2007 78.23 199th 1293 84.6%
2008 77.19 240th 1324 81.9%
2009 72.47 346th 1354 74.4%
2010 62.07 572nd 1363 58.0%
2011 67.71 456th 1381 67.0%
2012 69.08 425th 1388 69.4%
2013 82.85 192nd 1403 86.3%
2014 69.58 400th 1390 71.2%
2015 73.17 358th 1440 75.1%
2016 70.08 391st 1425 72.6%
2017 74.59 331st 1429 76.8%
2018 70.52 392nd 1434 72.7%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2)
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by a parent
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Open Quote Leadership is terrible. No sense of moral or community. My child is not receiving the same education as she did at another school before being rezoned. WCPSS needs to look into the reasons why #'s are so low and why so many families chose to go elsewhere. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Open Quote We are pulling our child out of this school after a year of horror. We are also seeking legal consultation after our child was ostracized, out-casted and labeled by a first grade teacher who needs to lose all rights of teaching. Many people in the community will learn more about the experience we had. We are parents who will fight for not only our child but, to ensure this does not happen to another child. We wish we would have never trusted this school with our child. Horrible school, cliquish parents and racist administration. The superintendent and school board are aware...... Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Open Quote Military like atmosphere is accurate. Not a good place for school aged children. Very unimpressed with the principal. It is time for the board to make some changes. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Open Quote teachers bully the children and antagonize them to act out. one case told students that if they couldnt learn something they were mentally disabled. THe bullying form teachers and lack of concern or action from admin shows in thier falling test scores, and lack of registrations. In an overcrowded system, this school actually had a track taken away! after speaking to other parents, found one moved her children due to test score manipulations and unproffesional behavior. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Open Quote The principal is the main reason this school's enrollment has declined since she was hired. It has been like a mass exodus. She just does not seem to care about anything the parents have to say. She does a fabulous job of protecting a select few teachers to the point of it being almost criminal what they get away with. Those of us in this community with similar aged children, just give up with her and are and have moved our kids elsewhere. This principal and her 'gang' of favored teachers are like a brick wall. You will NOT be heard and your certainly will be dismissed very bluntly. No emotion. Like a robot. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 16, 2015

Open Quote I am not sure what the other reviewer is talking about. I have found the teachers to be very helpful, upbeat and compassionate. It is a small school, so we don't have all the resources other schools have, but the teachers seem to collaborate often to find the best solutions to problems. Issues around testing and conforming are a problem that can only be addressed by changing the county's obsession with rankings and results, I don't think that is a principal mandate. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Open Quote Principal does not allow teachers to think outside the box. It is her way or no way. School is run like a military base instead of an elementary school. You rarely ever see teachers smiling. Very gloomy place to be. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ballentine Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 249 105 2 16 0 n/a n/a 0 372
2003 249 105 2 16 0 n/a n/a 0 372
2004 345 106 3 15 1 n/a n/a 0 470
2005 399 102 2 77 2 n/a n/a 0 582
2006 452 111 6 112 4 n/a n/a 0 685
2007 516 76 9 124 6 n/a n/a 20 751
2008 515 58 8 147 2 n/a n/a 26 756
2009 541 83 8 154 3 n/a n/a 0 789
2010 411 74 7 172 4 n/a n/a 0 668
2011 400 33 7 196 2 0 15 0 653
2012 407 30 8 197 2 0 13 0 657
2013 384 34 9 142 2 0 6 0 577
2014 333 29 4 135 1 0 10 0 512
2015 310 21 2 124 1 0 4 0 462
2016 300 26 7 130 0 0 6 0 469
2017 362 32 11 140 0 0 7 0 552

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 Ballentine Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 372 26.0 14.3 23.1
2003 372 26.0 14.3 23.1
2004 470 26.0 18.1 22.8
2005 582 35.0 16.6 27.5
2006 685 50.0 13.7 28.3
2007 751 n/a n/a 25.6
2008 756 54.9 13.8 n/a
2009 789 56.3 14.0 n/a
2010 668 43.7 15.2 34.4
2011 653 44.2 14.7 33.1
2012 657 43.8 14.9 32.6
2013 577 40.5 14.2 31.7
2014 512 38.0 13.4 34.6
2015 462 36.0 12.8 32.0
2016 469 32.0 14.6 37.7
2017 552 36.3 15.1 31.5

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 Ballentine Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 372 26.0 14.3 23.1
2003 372 26.0 14.3 23.1
2004 470 26.0 18.1 22.8
2005 582 35.0 16.6 27.5
2006 685 50.0 13.7 28.3
2007 751 n/a n/a 25.6
2008 756 54.9 13.8 n/a
2009 789 56.3 14.0 n/a
2010 668 43.7 15.2 34.4
2011 653 44.2 14.7 33.1
2012 657 43.8 14.9 32.6
2013 577 40.5 14.2 31.7
2014 512 38.0 13.4 34.6
2015 462 36.0 12.8 32.0
2016 469 32.0 14.6 37.7
2017 552 36.3 15.1 31.5

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 North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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