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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ballard High School is a highly rated, public school located in Louisville, KY. It has 1,919 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Ballard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
66 responses
Average ACT
25
508 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$97,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Median Home Value
$369,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
  • Football game
    22%
  • Basketball Games
    17%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Snow Days
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Prep rallies
    8%
  • Theatre competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,919
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,657/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Ballard High School Reviews

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A schools environment is a crucial component of learning it can influence how well a student learns. Ballard provides a safe environment to nurture and grow emotionally, behaviorally and academically. Ballard High School is a place where I not only get educated but also have an opportunity to learn competitive skills like sports, music and art.

Ballard’s atmosphere is very pleasant it offers a strong feeling of security with the strict adherence to discipline. School safety has been a big concern for almost all school districts across the nation in recent years. The majority of the staff prides itself on being efficient, the openness to embrace principles of inclusion; equity and diversity lessen the effects of the outside community violence and keep the inside of our school violence free.

Ballard overall is great school!
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I am a recent graduate of Ballard High School and I love this school. I was challenged every year with difficult classes and prepared for AP exams. The school is diverse, and students are encouraged to speak up and provide input to administrators and staff. Athletics and the Arts are highly regarded and students are given freedom to create their own paths and work with their counselors to find what works best for them. I feel prepared for the next four years at college and beyond!
Ballard High School has gave me the opportunity to experience diversity. I grew up in a neighborhood that has a majority of an African American race. Throughout the past two years, I’ve learned a lot about different cultures and religions. Now I know that stereotypes are not always true and people shouldn’t be judged based on their skin color or religion. I’ve also got to experience working with people with disabilities. I take a class called “peer tutoring” and it’s focuses on helping people that are disabled. I tutor a boy named Alex, he is nonverbal and autistic. I’ve been helping him learn to communicate through technology. We use apps to learn sign language and create sentences with verbal translations on his Ipad. Working and bonding with Alex has been the highlight of my year and I think every student should be able to experience diversity.