Balboa Elementary School

1844 Bel Aire Dr, Glendale, CA 91201 | (818) 241-1801
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 556
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4.5 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1844 Bel Aire Dr., Glendale, CA 91201
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 556
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 297 (53.4%)
  • Females: 259 (46.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 72 (12.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 242 (43.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 314 (56.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Balboa Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black91.6%
Asian162.9%
Hispanic6411.5%
White46683.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Balboa Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten7914.2%
1st Grade7212.9%
2nd Grade7313.1%
3rd Grade7814.0%
4th Grade8715.6%
5th Grade7012.6%
6th Grade9717.4%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
4.0%
District:
11.9%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 25.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 18.3
Average Age
School:
46.9
District:
46.3
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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4.5 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for Balboa Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on November 29, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great School . Great Teachers and Staff
  • Reviewed by Teacher on September 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate


  • That is ridiculous, racist nonsense. The Armenian kids in the school get along just fine with all the other students. Many students in the classes I have experienced have friends who are African American, Hispanic, and white. The kids get along great. Some children need to develop their social skills and that might be the reason your child is having trouble. To say that "culturally and socially this school is horrible" is downright unintelligent.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 02, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great school. Teachers are great, everything! Just that the food is not too good. I am in 6th grade and in Mrs. Buensuceso's class if you have eard of her
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 10, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Best elementary there is in Glendale.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 09, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • One of the best schools in Glendale. I love it. My daugther loves it. The principle is great, the teachers are very proficient.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 07, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I WENT HERE!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 07, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Who ever wrote ths last review is absolutely absurd. I went to school at Balboa Elementary and it's a wonderful school. And guess what I'm not the slightest thing close to being Armenian. If you say that I must have graduated from this school a long time ago, I graduated from Balboa in 2007. Balboa has great teachers and great students. Yes I must say that there are many are many Armenians at this school but all of of Glendale is that way and I don't find much of a problem with it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 15, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As far as education goes this school is fine. However, culturally and socially this school is HORRIBLE.

    There is almost zero diversity at Balboa and students who are picked on for not being part of the majority get very little support from the faculty in those matters. I was even told that if I want my child to fit in I should enroll him in classes where he can learn to speak Armenian. The administrative staff has been unfriendly, unhelpful and even hostile at times and the lack of supervision after school is ridiculous. Children are allowed to wander out of the gates without anyone watching.

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