School Details

Ballman Elementary School

2601 South Q St, Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 783-1280
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 306 students 14 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

78%
78%
79%
81%
82%
86%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Smith School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
85%
85%
82%
81%
82%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Smith School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
84%
84%
46%
66%
70%
54%
60%
61%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Smith School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
78%
73%
74%
80%
75%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Smith School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ballman Elementary School is a public middle school in Fort Smith. 306 students attend Ballman Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 71% of the 306 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ballman Elementary School is 14:1. Ramsey Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 22% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten at Ballman and I am very impressed with the choices of extracurricular activities they seem to want to keep kids from sitting in front of the T.V. Also they really want to involve the parents in their child's school. My daughter's teacher is very interested in her students and the school is very clean and in a nice neighborhood. Go Ballman Bears!

  • (11 years ago)

    I believe that Ballman is more interested in their fund raising activities PTA and what the parents of students can do for the school rather than what the school can do for students. I believe that my daughter is safe there and gets an average education. Nothing exceptional.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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