John Ball Park Zoo School

1300 Fulton St West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | (616) 819-3344
  • Grades: 6
  • Student Enrollment: 60
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 60 middle school students that are all enrolled in the same grade level (06)
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1300 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Stephen Vanhammen
  • Fax: (616) 819-3345
School Operational Details
  • Magnet School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 60
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 2.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 27.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 29 (48.3%)
  • Females: 25 (41.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 4 (6.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 17 (28.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 21 (35.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
John Ball Park Zoo School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian23.3%
Black35.0%
Asian11.7%
Hispanic23.3%
White4676.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For John Ball Park Zoo School
  Number Percent
6th Grade60100.0%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that John Ball Park Zoo School performed on average much better than most other schools across the state on MEAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201098.3%64.9%84.5%
2009100.0%65.2%82.0%
2008100.0%55.4%79.9%
 
Reading Test
2010100.0%65.2%84.0%
2009100.0%78.9%87.7%
200896.7%58.6%80.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201095.0%48.7%75.3%
200998.3%42.2%73.4%
2008100.0%42.8%73.6%
 
English Language Arts Test
200898.3%56.8%79.5%
 
Writing Test
200898.3%55.9%75.7%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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