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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ball High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Galveston, TX. It has 1,998 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Ball High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1090
196 responses
Average ACT
25
82 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$42,486
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    24%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Tor games
    13%
  • School song/band
    12%
  • Athletic games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,998
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,723/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Overall it is a good school. If we focus on academic stand point I feel like we have a lot of amazing teachers. I personally have grown close with a lot of them and think that they are amazing as long as the student applies themselves. Extra curricular activities are a BLAST, personally being a part of 5 organizations, I love how much Ball High gets out and helps with community events. From beach cleanups and weekly recycling with National Honor Society to getting into elementary classrooms to assist in their learning with BESTT; Ball High has various amazing groups.
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My experience with Ball High School is overall good. I take AP and DC classes. Every single one of my teachers have helped me greatly. I have grown and learned a lot throughout my time in Ball High School. There have been issues with bullying throughout the school, and there has not been enough action. Administrators need to get more involved with the students and offer support. It is a tough time for people in high school and it would be nice if there was more people standing up for us and helping us.
It’s not a bad school, it’s gotten better over the years since my brother last went there in 2008. I had an enjoyable time there, if you take AP or Dual credit classes they’re usually good. In regular classes it’s sometimes hard to actually learn because the kids get a little rowdy and don’t alway respect the teachers. It’s a pretty good school if you take the opportunities they give you like becoming part of the GCC program or taking some other classes that other schools probably don’t have. It’s not the best school in the world but definitely not the worst either.