School Details

Ball Junior High School

1500 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 999-3663
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1179 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
38%
50%
45%
52%
57%
3%
5%
31%
94%
91%
85%
39%
48%
52%
63%
68%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ball Junior High School is a public middle school in Anaheim. The principal of Ball Junior High School is Jaron Fried, who can be contacted at fried_ja@auhsd.us. 1,179 children attend Ball Junior High School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 28% of the Ball Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 1,179 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ball Junior High School is 22:1. Saints Of Glory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 11%
Hispanic 78% 59%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
Unspecified 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 32678%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 52%
Limited English proficiency 28% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter goes there and I know that it is a great school; from the Principal to the teachers they really do a great job and communicate with the parents really well.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a good school . Sure it doesn't have the best people . But the teachers here are amazing they'll care for you no matter what . They spend their time after school everyday . The choir & band are spectacular . The ASB always gets involved .The sports are fun ! The students are helpful too ! If some people had actually tried we would be a great school . So please don't think this school is a bad school ! The teachers here at great !

  • (3 years ago)

    I really don't know why people said this school is" bad"....I'm a student at Ball Jr. High. my first time came to Ball ....i was really nervous but the teachers was so NICE!!! they are wonderful...well I can't explain it. they helped me and the other students a lot...i learned many things from them.. this year to encourage students to try hard... the end of quarter they let us enjoy and relaxed by created a carnival.even though it not fancy..but we do have a great time....THANK YOU all teachers for what you have done for us... and i would like if you can create more fun things like this for us!!

  • (3 years ago)

    this school sucks its a very badd school teachers just dont care about studentss they need to learn this school suckss

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended this school and i truly have the best memories i am currently in college finishing the nursing program.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student at Ball Jr. High last year. I honestly think this school is a great school. The teachers are always there to help you whenever you're having trouble. All the staff is amazing and VERY helpful! I had 2 wonderful years at Ball Jr. High!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a 6th grade teacher from a nearby school I have had many encounters with staff and my former students. The pre-Oxford days saw high-level Honors classes at Ball. Those classes are still hgh-level due to the excellent efforts of staff to ensure that ALL studentsare placed appropriately. Student achievement at this age-level is all about will determination and personal drive. These young people are going through so many changes it's amazing that so many achieve so well. I salute the staff and students of Ball Junior High for their efforts. My motto Be brave and ask the questions you need answered. Also never pay retail.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Ball jr high back in 1989 I trully love this school. I had the best teachers ever.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student here and I feel that this school is VERY ghetto.. I find my English Teacher and my History Teacher cussing all the time.. I do not fit in this school I can't make friends and it is very hard for me to focus with these immature students when they keep yapping. My teachers take to much time arguing with kids and it is keeping us from learning I also think they go to fast when they teach and it is hard for me to write one single thing when the notes I have to write disappear in 5 seconds.. This school is terrible. I am so glad I am going to transfer.

  • (5 years ago)

    well all the schools in the anaheim union high school district are terrible except for lexington walker and oxford. cypress high kennedy and oxford.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best! even though it is not in the greatest of neighborhoods. This school has great teachers and great curricular! Everyone at this school is very friendly no matter what anyone has to say! They one of the p.e. departments anywhere in AUHSD. I was very surprised by the other reviews this is a great school and they treat ALL people fairly no matter what! So if your child moves within distance from the school don't think about what others say see for yourself and maybe you'll change your mind about the way this school is.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade honor student. I have been involved in any thing possible from sports to clubs. This school is great. The school was placed in a bad area but that is not entirly their fault. The teachers and staff are great. Its just the students(most not all) that need a reality check.

  • (6 years ago)

    I find the administration staff to very uncaring and will allow your struggling child to fall between the cracks. I have witnessed this same uncarless cycle repeating itself for the last two yesrs. If we as parents do not hold administration accountable I assure no one else will for they will receive a pay check regardless of your childs acadamic failures. It is Dr Fried' first year of serving our children and community. Let's see if he is man who truly cares for our childrens welfare. Don't forget to get involved with your childs education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a honor student that goes to ball this school is in a bad area is filled with gang violence and drug abuse. I am shocked by this other reviews. Ask any teacher they'll tell you no matter how harsh bitter and incompeitent they are they'll tell you this school is ghetto.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is awesome! It has amazing teachers that are very caring towards our educucation. I will dearly miss this awesome experience at Ball Jr. High.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a student at this school in 2005 the teachers helped m e through hard times the teachers where easy to work with and understanding about my disability

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree that this school is very poorly run. I have found that the teachers are very difficult and very bitter. Moving to a new school can be a challenge for new students and the staff here has not made this easy. If I didn't like the area in which we live so much I would surely move back to our previous district. I am saddened by the treatment my children have received and can not wait for day when they leave this hostile environment of learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a great school with a great principal. they also have great teachers. they have one of the best p.e departmnets.

  • (10 years ago)

    I found this school to be poorly ran. The administration does not meet students needs and do not listen to parents when they offer help. My son has a medical diagnosed brain disorder and he was treated like a behavior problem. He is now in private school at $500 a month. A good move on our part. He is in an environment where he is treated fairly!

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