PROFICIENCY 50% 3% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
57%Seattle Public Schools

Ballard High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Seattle Public Schools" in Seattle, WA. There are a total of 1,669 students and 79 teachers at Ballard High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 199 free lunch students and 61 reduced lunch students.

Ballard High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 49.8%, which is 3% higher than the Washington average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch199
Reduced lunch61


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment516
Taking some courses353
Taking some courses (not tests)156
Passing some courses272
Passing no courses73

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ballard High School, there are a total of 516 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 353 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All< 50%
High School< 50%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School40-59%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Ballard High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 70.0% 44.6% 57.7% 51.1%
African American 5.3% 17.0% 4.6% 15.9%
Asian 8.3% 16.7% 7.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 9.8% 12.7% 21.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.4% 0.9% 1.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.6% 1.0% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.9% 7.6% 6.9% 3.1%

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Seattle demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)7,9789791
Median age35.837.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%56%55%
Speak English78%81%79%
Speak Spanish4%8%13%

Education level achieved in Seattle

Completed 8th grade92.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school92.1%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college83.4%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree67.2%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors60.4%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters24.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.7%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.7%1.5%1.3%
Source: The Ballard High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.