Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Galveston ISD: B

Total students

2,020

Avg. teacher experience

14.1 years

Galveston ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

89.5 %

Galveston ISD: 89%

Statewide: 90%

Ball High School is a high school in Galveston, TX, in the Galveston ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,020 students. 44.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 10.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 89.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 3.2% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Ball High School was 1057 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 21.2.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $59,489, which is $2,398 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 14.1 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.gisd.org

Address

P O Box 660
Galveston, TX 77553-6999

Office phone number

(409) 766-5700

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Ball High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,020

African American

411 (20.3%)

Galveston ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

9 (0.4%)

Galveston ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

37 (1.8%)

Galveston ISD: 2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

1,005 (49.8%)

Galveston ISD: 44.9%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

4 (0.2%)

Galveston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

524 (25.9%)

Galveston ISD: 27%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

30 (1.5%)

Galveston ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

20.3%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

1.8%

Hispanic

49.8%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

25.9%

Two or more races

1.5%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

44.9 %

Galveston ISD: 50.4%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

76.4 %

Galveston ISD: 78.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

10.4 %

Galveston ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

44.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

76.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

10.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

10.2 %

Galveston ISD: 21.8%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

96.1 %

Galveston ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

7.2 %

Galveston ISD: 5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.6 %

Galveston ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

10.2%

Career and technical

96.1%

Gifted and talented

7.2%

Special education

8.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Galveston ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Galveston ISD: B

School progress

B

Galveston ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Galveston ISD: B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

89.5 %

Galveston ISD: 89%

Statewide: 90%

African American

86.5 %

Galveston ISD: 86.8%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Galveston ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

100 %

Galveston ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

88.7 %

Galveston ISD: 88.4%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Galveston ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

91.9 %

Galveston ISD: 90.2%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

90 %

Galveston ISD: 90%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

88.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

91.9%

Two or more races

90.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

3.2 %

Galveston ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Galveston ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

2.6 %

Galveston ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

2 %

Galveston ISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

3.5 %

Galveston ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Galveston ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

3.4 %

Galveston ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

3 %

Galveston ISD: 3%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

15.4 %

Galveston ISD: 15%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

3.6 %

Galveston ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

0 %

Galveston ISD: 0%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

54.2 %

Galveston ISD: 54.2%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

14.3 %

Galveston ISD: 13.8%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Galveston ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

21 %

Galveston ISD: 20.4%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

21.4 %

Galveston ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

38.8 %

Galveston ISD: 38.8%

Statewide: 51%

African American

33.3 %

Galveston ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Galveston ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

61.5 %

Galveston ISD: 61.5%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

33.3 %

Galveston ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Galveston ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

42.6 %

Galveston ISD: 42.6%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Galveston ISD: Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1057

Galveston ISD: 1055

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.2

Galveston ISD: 21.2

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

53.7 %

Galveston ISD: 51.8%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

52.7 %

Galveston ISD: 50.7%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

42.3 %

Galveston ISD: 40.7%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

53.7%

Math

52.7%

Reading + Math

42.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

121

African American

14.3 (11.8%)

Galveston ISD: 13.6%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

2.1 (1.8%)

Galveston ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.8%)

Galveston ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

14.3 (11.8%)

Galveston ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Galveston ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

88.4 (73.1%)

Galveston ISD: 62.4%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1 (0.8%)

Galveston ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

3 (2.5%)

Galveston ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

74 (61.1%)

Galveston ISD: 73.8%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

41.9 (34.6%)

Galveston ISD: 24.3%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

2.1 (1.8%)

Galveston ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

16.7

Galveston ISD: 16

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

14.1 years

Galveston ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$59,489

Galveston ISD: $57,030

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,221

Galveston ISD: $48,713

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$54,545

Galveston ISD: $53,527

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$58,509

Galveston ISD: $56,620

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$60,876

Galveston ISD: $58,541

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$65,627

Galveston ISD: $64,694

Statewide: $65,449

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