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Anaheim, CA
Students enrolled: 1,060
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1500 West Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92802

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(714) 999-3663
(714) 563-9214
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December 17, 2014
Ball Junior High School is a wonderful school with great students and staff! Ball Junior high offers many programs for students including an after school STEM Program, Inter-mural Sports program and Saturday Academy enrichment classes for students.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2014
Ball Junior High has gone down hill, overcrowded, poor leadership, were supposed to trust these people with our children, the counselors pass the buck whenever possible, the assistant principal reminds me of a prison guard who enjoys her power a bit too much, They recently got a new principal who in my opinion does not have any business in her position based on first hand experience.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
My daughter goes there and I know that it is a great school; from the Principal to the teachers, they really do a great job, and communicate with the parents really well.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2012
This school is a good school . Sure , it doesn't have the best people . But the teachers here are amazing , they'll care for you no matter what . They spend their time after school everyday . The choir & band are spectacular . The ASB always gets involved .The sports are fun ! The students are helpful too ! If some people had actually tried , we would be a great school . So please , don't think this school is a bad school ! The teachers here at great !

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2011
I really don't know why people said this school is" bad"....I'm a student at Ball Jr. High. my first time came to Ball ....i was really nervous, but the teachers was so NICE!!! they are wonderful...well I can't explain it. they helped me and the other students a lot...i learned many things from them.. this year, to encourage students to try hard... the end of quarter they let us enjoy and relaxed by created a carnival.even though, it not fancy..but we do have a great time....THANK YOU all teachers for what you have done for us... and i would like if you can create more fun things like this for us!!

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2011
this school sucks its a very badd school teachers just dont care about studentss they need to learn this school suckss

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2011
I was a student at Ball Jr. High last year. I honestly think this school is a great school. The teachers are always there to help you whenever you're having trouble. All the staff is amazing, and VERY helpful! I had 2 wonderful years at Ball Jr. High!

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2011
I attended this school and i truly have the best memories, i am currently in college finishing the nursing program.

- submitted by a community member

January 23, 2011
As a 6th grade teacher from a nearby school, I have had many encounters with staff and my former students. The pre-Oxford days saw high-level Honors classes at Ball. Those classes are still hgh-level, due to the excellent efforts of staff to ensure that ALL studentsare placed appropriately. Student achievement at this age-level is all about will, determination, and personal drive. These young people are going through so many changes, it's amazing that so many achieve so well. I salute the staff and students of Ball Junior High for their efforts. My motto: Be brave and ask the questions you need answered. Also: never pay retail.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2010
I attended Ball jr high back in 1989 I trully love this school. I had the best teachers ever.

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2010
I'm a student here and I feel that this school is VERY ghetto.. I find my English Teacher and my History Teacher cussing all the time.. I do not fit in this school, I can't make friends, and it is very hard for me to focus with these immature students when they keep yapping. My teachers take to much time arguing with kids, and it is keeping us from learning, I also think they go to fast when they teach, and it is hard for me to write one single thing when the notes I have to write disappear in 5 seconds.. This school is terrible. I am so glad I am going to transfer.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 27, 2010
well all the schools in the anaheim union high school district are terrible except for lexington,walker,and oxford. cypress high,kennedy and oxford.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
January 13, 2010
This school is the best! even though it is not in the greatest of neighborhoods. This school has great teachers and great curricular! Everyone at this school is very friendly no matter what anyone has to say! They one of the p.e. departments anywhere in AUHSD. I was very surprised by the other reviews this is a great school and they treat ALL people fairly no matter what! So if your child moves within distance from the school don't think about what others say see for yourself and maybe you'll change your mind about the way this school is.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2009
I am an 8th grade honor student. I have been involved in any thing possible from sports to clubs. This school is great. The school was placed in a bad area but that is not entirly their fault. The teachers and staff are great. Its just the students(most not all) that need a reality check.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 09, 2008
I find the administration staff to very uncaring and will allow your struggling child to fall between the cracks. I have witnessed this same uncarless cycle repeating itself for the last two yesrs. If we as parents do not hold administration accountable, I assure no one else will, for they will receive a pay check regardless of your childs acadamic failures. It is Dr Fried' first year of serving our children and community. Let's see if he is man who truly cares for our childrens welfare. Don't forget to get involved with your childs education.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2008
I am a honor student that goes to ball this school is in a bad area, is filled with gang violence, and drug abuse. I am shocked by this other reviews. Ask any teacher they'll tell you no matter how harsh, bitter, and incompeitent they are they'll tell you, this school is ghetto.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 11, 2008
this school is awesome! It has amazing teachers that are very caring towards our educucation. I will dearly miss this awesome experience at Ball Jr. High.

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2008
I was a student at this school in 2005 the teachers helped m e through hard times the teachers where easy to work with and understanding about my disability

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2008
I agree that this school is very poorly run. I have found that the teachers are very difficult and very bitter. Moving to a new school can be a challenge for new students and the staff here has not made this easy. If I didn't like the area in which we live so much, I would surely move back to our previous district. I am saddened by the treatment my children have received and can not wait for day when they leave this hostile environment of learning.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
this is a great school with a great principal. they also have great teachers. they have one of the best p.e departmnets.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2004
I found this school to be poorly ran. The administration does not meet students needs and do not listen to parents when they offer help. My son has a medical diagnosed brain disorder and he was treated like a behavior problem. He is now in private school at $500 a month. A good move on our part. He is in an environment where he is treated fairly!

- submitted by a parent

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Ball Junior High School
1500 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA  92802
(714) 999-3663
Last modified Ball Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ball Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top