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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core Data 2008-2009.
Data contained on this page is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), an agency within the U.S. Department of Education. Information is believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed and is subject to change. At this time, MuniNetGuide is not able to update specific school data. If you have any questions or concerns about the data listed for this school – including address and phone number – please contact the NCES.
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1168 Washington St
Norwood, MA 2062

(781) 762-0694

Grade Sizes & Demographics

245 students attended Balch in the 2008-2009 school year.

There were 25 teachers on staff, giving Balch a student-teacher ratio of 10.1.

5th Grade - 52 Students

Balch 5th Grade had 52 students

4th Grade - 45 Students

Balch 4th Grade had 45 students

3rd Grade - 46 Students

Balch 3rd Grade had 46 students

2nd Grade - 53 Students

Balch 2nd Grade had 53 students

Latino - 6.9%

6.9% of Balch's students are Latino

White - 80.0%

80.0% of Balch's students are Caucasian

Black - 7.8%

7.8% of Balch's students are of African descent

Asian - 4.1%

4.1% of Balch's students are of Asian descent

Education features

State Universities Increase Reliance - and Price Tag - on Tuition

In the past, public institutions provided substantial financial relief to in-state students by offering a relative bargain on tuition compared to private schools thanks to taxpayer subsidies. The in-state advantage is still there, but not by as much as it used to be. CONTINUE

Do Per-Pupil Expenditures Impact Student Performance?

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Which Public School Districts Spent the Most Per Student in 2009-10?

Data from the NCES reveals a wide variance in annual per-pupil expenditures, from $5,528 in the Alpine School District (Utah) to $19,184 in New York City for the 2009-10 school year. CONTINUE

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