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PK-6
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Ball, LA
Students enrolled: 365

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89 Camp Livingston Road
Ball, LA 71405

(318) 640-5394
(318) 640-9396
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September 12, 2014
I have been disappointed with the way the staff and people in the front of the school. They are not friendly and when I was signing a form about what days my son would be riding the bus and car rider due to the work schedule I have they complained to me. Then my son gets off the bus in tears because he had two toys out and the bus driver yelled at him he is 5 years old. The teacher had given my son some gummy pack which he got yelled at about those. That is fine that she does not want kids eating on her bus but she needs to express that to the parent not to the child not only that she also yelled at me the first day about what time to get my son humiliating me in front of people blowing her whistle at me!!! Never had problems like this at Mary Goff . If I could I would take him out of this unorganized unprofessional school. The teacher is nice enough and polite just the people you have to work around.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
I miss Mary Goff! My child complains and he in only in kindergarten. The bus driver is rude and the welcome desk is unprofessional. I have gone and heard them complaining about people and had a rude attitude. Unprofessional is what I would rate this school as one word.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My children have attended this school for the past three years. I have seen a lot of change in the atmosphere of the school, making it welcoming to students, parents and visitors. When you walk in, it just feels like home. The curriculum is structured in a way that students of all ages can succeed. The school offers enrichment skills for my advanced learner and a special reading program for my challenged learner. As a parent, to see your children happy and comfortable with their school and environment is a wonderful feeling.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
Having my son at this school for the last two years has truly shown me how UNORGANIZED this school has become. I attended this school when I was younger AND never have I crossed the problems I have crossed in two years. My son has attended Mary Golf as well as Tioga BOTH school triple the performance I have seen from Ball. From the teachers who miss school a few times a month to teachers grading test wrong. If I can help it my son will be moving schools come August 2014!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Our son was moved to Ball Elementary last year again what I thought at the time was a bad mistake only to learn that it was the best thing for him. All of the staff are extremely nice and will go above and beyond the call of duty to help a child and they work with parents to makes sure that your child gets every chance that they deserve to get. Our experience with Ball has been nothing short of a blessing. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2012
Ball Elementary has always been an excellent school. The principal is supportive of the staff and students at all times. She is involved with the students and makes them feel important.

- submitted by a community member
December 07, 2011
This school speaks highly of their parent/teacher involvement, but they fail to acknowledge the rights of ALL parents. I have 2 children (they live with their father and I have reasonable rights) that go to this school. I was asked (by the principal) not to be involved with my children's activities or anything that revolves around their educational development because I was only a "distraction." So much for parents rights and responsibilities. When you don't get "involved" then you carry the title of a "careless parent," and when you try to get involved, they ask you NOT too!? The teachers at this school are very good with the children. I have no complaints with this, but if you are a parent wanting to get involved, make sure that you do not have bad blood with ANY of the staff because you, too, may be asked not to be a part of your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2010
I am very pleased with this school and the teachers. I have a child in pre-k and has Austim and her teacher and teacher aid is amazing, we was told that she may not be able to learn like the rest of the children her age but so far her teachers have proven that she can learn. Thank you pre-k teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2008
I love the school and so does my child !

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2008
Overall, I have been very pleased with the staff of Ball Elementary School. My son is currently in Kindergarten there and it is his first year in a public school, I believe that his teachers helped to make his transition from daycare to school as smooth as possible. I have found that at times my son gets bored and is not challenged enough by Louisiana's kindergarten curriculum, but this is no fault of the school or teachers. The teachers and I have actually met and discussed this problem and they have been more than helpful by coming up with extra work for him and various tasks to keep him busy. On that same subject, I would also like to commend the teachers and guidance staff as they have been very helpful and encouraging of us having him put in the gifted program. Ball is a great school with a great staff!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
The teachers were wonderful at Ball elementary and the students all around were nicer and well behaved compared to other elementary schools in the area. They are very strict about the dress code which I hope they keep up this year. Some teachers are strict about the dress code and some do not enforce it. This makes it difficult to dress our children in the morning. The parent is trying to dress their child in the correct shirt and the child is arguing that 'Susie,' wheres the wrong shirt everyday and nobody gets on to her. It is unfair and is important to younger children to wear what's popular and the whole point of the uniforms is to prevent children who cannot afford the more expensive clothing. The teachers were down to earth, happy, and very helpful. The decision to move my children to Ball Elementary was the best move we've made.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
Ball Elementary School is one of the better schools in Central Louisiana, although Central Louisiana schools are not that great. My son has attended this school for four years, and is a straight A student. He has cousins who are his same age, who are in school in another state and are far more advanced in math, and reading. I believe that he could be more challenged, and becomes bored in class frequently. The teachers 'water down' the lessons. As far as parental involvement, there is not much. I have attended the PTA meetings, and only four or five parents show up. It is very disappointing. I do feel that my son is in a safe school and the policeman assigned to the school is there helping the children every morning as the arrive at school. He makes his presence known, and the children love him.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
I appreciate the loving concern that the teachers and staff bring to the children. This is truly a good little school. The only thing I wish to see growth in is extra activities such as cheerleading and more sports.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
I believe our teachers are some of the best teachers around. They do their best to help all students. I also believe, from what I have seen as a parent and as a substitute teacher and now as a Special Ed. Teacher's Aide, that the more parents are involved with our students, the better our students will perform in their studies and grades will improve. I know I have to stay on my 9 year old and study with him always to keep him on A-B honor roll.

- submitted by a parent
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Ball Elementary School
89 Camp Livingston Road, Ball, LA  71405
(318) 640-5394
Last modified Ball Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ball Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top