44 out of 10GreatSchools

Ball High School

Galveston, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2050

Overview

Ball High School
4115 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 766-5700
Ball High School is located in Galveston, TX and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Native American
1%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
2%
Black
20%
White
27%
Hispanic
48%

Reviews18 Reviews

3.5
parent
My daughter completely loves this school. The teachers truly care about the children. Since we have moved here from belton school district my daughter has gone from pretty much failing to close to be a straight A student. The teachers want the children to succeed in both school and life. Best school yet. Awesome extracurricular classes great business classes. I highly recommend this school.
parent
Ball high is diverse and totally askew. It seems like a "lockdown" environment but maybe it needs to be. Who ruined this school for our students? Something must have happened prior to 2004. I have 2 sons who are very bright and talented. One dropped out in his senior year and got a GED. The other is a junior and doesn't seem to like it much either. He had also stated he wants to drop out. I don't think he would pass a GED, he can barely spell much less write with correct grammar. But this boy has so much potential. I think this school has everything "bad" in the world that innocent kids are exposed to. Yes, they will be exposed sooner or later, but this school is a real shocker! Yes Galveston has the beaches, but it also has the ghettos along with "dirty deeds done dirt cheap"! Where does the tax money go? My taxes are high! But there are no text books per student, no lockers, minimal classrooms and horrible dirty restrooms!. Do these students even get to sit in a chair at a desk? It looks like a prison, but maybe it has to. It has it's own police department! WARNING!! Go somewhere else before the damage is done. May God have mercy on this school.
other
Last I heard, the Superintendent has cleaned out the subpar teachers through a reduction in force, discipline has been tremendously better, and the school looks a whole lot cleaner. Last year's valedictorian went to Yale. Hard to argue results like that. Give me a high school with perfect kids. Not going to happen.
student
Ball High actually has some amazing teachers and you can learn a lot. Yes, there are some poor teachers but when you get into the advance classes the quality improves greatly. STEM, however, is a joke. The teachers are brand new and don't know what they are teaching. By junior year, if your not already in regular Ball High, you want to get in regular Ball High because there are great teachers. Ball High has a great AP science program and AP arts program. You shouldn't always believe what is being said. I am a student who has experienced Ball High first hand and I am considered GT and I am not in STEM and I am learning a lot.
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