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Puyallup, WA
Students enrolled: 745

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9916 136th St East
Puyallup, WA 98373

(253) 841-8725
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September 05, 2015
We had a wonderful experience moving to the area to this new school. Our son was very nervous starting middle school, but after the first week he felt great!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2011
I just transfered into this school after being bullied out of another and I couldn't be happier with the change. All of my teachers are great and the academics are molded to each individuals needs. The academics are challenging and ahead of private school standards. They enforce rules and discipline very well at Ballou. All the students are very nice and respectful to each other and to teachers. The principal, Ms. Bates, made sure she came to talk to me on my first day even though she had 800 kids to watch over. I could not be happier with Ballou Junior High.

- submitted by a community member

May 24, 2010
I am the parent of a 7th grade student. I could not have asked for a better experience for her transition into junior high. The teachers are incredible, very easy to reach if there are concerns, up lifting and positive to the students. I am proud to say my daughter is a Bruin and would recommend to anyone transferring into the area.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2008
im in 7th grade and it is the best in the universe

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2008
Ballou is a great enviroment for students! the teachers are so understanding and nice yet strict on the rules!

- submitted by a student

March 07, 2008
I go to this school and i think it's great. It has all the teachers you would want and opportunities are offered to all students. The new vice principle seems to do everything he can to keep us all safe and content. About harrassment, I'm not at all worried. I do hope that it will offer something more challenging than honors. I love the Ballou's library, it's the best. Overall, i think Ballou Jr. High is a great school with great teachers.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2007
Ballou JH has supportive teachers. There is weekly 'Bruin Time' for after-school help and study time. Many of the teachers have additional after-school study/help times available. We have worked with teachers in the mainstream classes as well as the classes for kids with special needs. I have found the teachers and coaches to be very supportive. This school emphasizes academic performance before athletics. Harassment policies and the like are taken very seriously. Online access to grades and teacher email is available. This is my fifth child to go through JH and I have found this to be an excellent school. Open communication with the teachers is a MUST, regardless of what school is attended. Ballou JH staff work with students and the parents to encourage success.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2005
This school emphasizes academic performance before athletics. All student are made to feel good about themselves and their ability to excel beyond standard requirements. There are great music and art programs. There is after school tution available to help students with their needs. The PTA gives great support to the WASL exams. Students practise WASL exams in preparation for the real exams. Students also get special treats before and during the exams to encourage them to do well. My daughter was rather worried about going to junior high but the school made the transition smooth and enjoyable.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2004
I have found this school to not meet my childs needs when it came to all subjects in education. Harrasment policies aren't strict and teachers aren't intact with the students. Many students don't get the special attention they need which results in losing them early in the educational process.

- submitted by a student

October 23, 2003
The students at this school are very polite and respectful. The principal works very hard to keep this environment. There are many teachers who really care about the students and it shows in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2003
This school is very good and all the students are very friendly (thanks to the teachers)

- submitted by a community member
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Ballou Jr High School
9916 136th St East, Puyallup, WA  98373
(253) 841-8725
Last modified Ballou Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ballou Jr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top