Westridge Elementary School

Westridge Elementary School serves 660 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Westridge Elementary School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 660 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 660 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Students by Grade Westridge Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Asian
8%
2%
Hispanic
4%
9%
Black
5%
5%
White
78%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Westridge Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Westridge Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.38 0.21
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
33%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,371 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name West Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 9,371 666
West Des Moines Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $113 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $106 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,939 $11,087
West Des Moines Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,137 $10,614
West Des Moines Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Valley Southwoods (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Valley Southwoods (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crossroads Park Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Des MoinesCrossroads Park Elementary School
    1050 50th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)633-5600
    1.1 mi | 564 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • West Des MoinesWestern Hills Elementary School
    600 39th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5900
    1.4 mi | 581 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • West Des MoinesJordan Creek Elementary School
    4105 Fuller Rd
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5200
    1.6 mi | 716 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • West Des MoinesBrookview Elementary School
    8000 E.p. True Parkway
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)987-5166
    1.8 mi | 613 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • West Des MoinesValley Southwoods
    625 South 35th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-4500
    1.8 mi | 709 students | Gr. 9                      

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Did You Know?
West Des Moines, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.36, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.23. The most diverse school in West Des Moines is Hillside Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.