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Ballard Community School District


Ballard Community School District is located close to the center of Iowa. Ballard Community School District has 86.63 square miles of land area and 0.19 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Ballard Community School District population is 7,081. Ballard Community School District median household income is $66,316 in 2010-2014. Ballard Community School District median house value is $158,800 in 2010-2014. On average, Ballard Community School District is much better than the state average in quality.

Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:4
Population7,081 (2010-2014), rank #94
Population Growth6.56% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:81.56/sq mi, rank #50
Median Household Income:$66,316 at 2010-2014—2.50% increase since 2005-2009, rank #40
Median House Price:$158,800 at 2010-2014—6.94% increase since 2005-2009, rank #59
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:86.63 sq mi, rank #299
Water Area:0.19 sq mi (0.22%), rank #233
County:Story County, Polk County, Boone County
City:Kelley, Ames, Cambridge, Huxley, Slater, Polk City, Madrid
Zip:50134, 50010, 50014, 50046, 50124, 50244, 50226, 50156
Area:Ames, IA;Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA;Boone, IA
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Ballard Community School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

509 North Main Ave
Huxley IA, 50124, Story County
Phone: 515-597-2811

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,7121,6241,6151,6111,4881,5871,538
English Language Learner Students:1616187900
Total Teachers:107.99112.36113.07104.15106.50102.4093.10
Total Other Staff:62.9776.5879.1867.6564.3058.3053.40
Instructional Aides:17.7525.8427.0024.3523.0021.0017.90
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:1.152.502.352.351.500.001.00
Total Guidance Counselors:2.803.994.
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NA2.993.
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NA1.
Other Guidance Counselors:2.80NANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:1.972.603.
District Administrators:2.002.302.302.302.502.001.00
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:4.505.
Student Support Services:4.805.005.383.702.002.000.00
Other Support Services:19.0020.3520.7518.5517.8013.3014.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.8514.4514.2815.4713.9715.5016.52


Ballard Community Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   509 North Main Ave, Huxley IA 50124
Ballard Community Senior High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   701 Ballard Dr, Huxley IA 50124
East Elementary Grade 3 to Grade 5   505 West Fourth St, Cambridge IA 50046
West Elementary Prekindergarten to Grade 2   105 East Main St, Slater IA 50244

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
IA Test
2012Math11th Grade% met std85.71%82.81%
2013Math11th Grade% met std84.26%82.19%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std91.84%83.97%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std88.89%83.26%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std78.20%79.02%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std62.38%77.80%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std75.94%76.41%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std78.22%76.30%
2012Math4th Grade% met std82.93%78.03%
2013Math4th Grade% met std80.62%79.00%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std85.37%74.25%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std79.84%75.51%
2012Math5th Grade% met std83.49%77.96%
2013Math5th Grade% met std75.00%79.10%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std78.90%74.27%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std78.91%75.72%
2012Math6th Grade% met std82.50%71.48%
2013Math6th Grade% met std77.97%73.04%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std75.83%64.44%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std77.12%65.78%
2012Math7th Grade% met std81.30%78.81%
2013Math7th Grade% met std79.53%78.31%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std68.55%67.39%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std71.43%68.56%
2012Math8th Grade% met std79.21%74.62%
2013Math8th Grade% met std73.44%74.59%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std76.24%66.08%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std65.63%66.34%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$19,306,000$11,954 $18,011,000$11,180 $16,633,000$11,178 
Total Expenditures:$22,213,000$13,754 $28,695,000$17,812 $20,508,000$13,782 
Total Current Expenditures:$15,214,000$9,420 $13,515,000$8,389 $12,711,000$8,542 
Instructional Expenditures:$9,495,000$5,87962.4%$8,661,000$5,37664.1%$8,218,000$5,52364.7%
Student and Staff Support:$993,000$6156.5%$878,000$5456.5%$868,000$5836.8%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,954,000$1,82919.4%$2,282,000$1,41716.9%$2,187,000$1,47017.2%
Total Capital Outlay:$5,553,000$3,438 $13,743,000$8,531 $7,175,000$4,822 
Construction:$4,309,000$2,668 $12,937,000$8,030 $6,826,000$4,587 
Total Other:$0$0 $0$0 $3,000$2 
Interest on Debt:$1,067,000$661 $1,078,000$669 $364,000$245 
Total Salary:$9,541,000$5,908 $8,638,000$5,362 $8,519,000$5,725 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$6,772,000$4,19371.0%$6,322,000$3,92473.2%$6,211,000$4,17472.9%
Other Salary:$2,769,000$1,71529.0%$2,316,000$1,43826.8%$2,308,000$1,55127.1%
Total Benefit:$2,837,000$1,757 $2,517,000$1,562 $2,239,000$1,505 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,978,000$1,22569.7%$1,822,000$1,13172.4%$1,563,000$1,05069.8%
Other Benefit:$859,000$53230.3%$695,000$43127.6%$676,000$45430.2%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:79.1%81.0%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:20.9%19.0%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:16.0 years16.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:22.4%28.6%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:14.9%7.9%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:22.4%25.4%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:25.4%27.0%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:14.9%11.1%
Mean Base Salary:$42,722.0$40,583.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$29,369.0$29,114.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$36,562.0$36,412.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$45,447.0$43,312.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$50,279.0$47,908.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$51,976.0$49,027.0

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