Westridge Elementary School

Westridge Elementary School serves 640 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Westridge Elementary School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 640 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 640 students
Westridge Elementary School Total Students (1991-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Westridge Elementary School Total Teachers (1991-2013)
Students by Grade Westridge Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 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 16:1 14:1
Westridge Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
7%
2%
Westridge Elementary School Asian Students (1991-2013)
Hispanic
6%
9%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1991-2013)
Black
4%
5%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1991-2013)
White
79%
80%
Westridge Elementary School White Students (1991-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Westridge Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Westridge Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.37 0.21
Westridge Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2013)
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.
14%
34%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2013)
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.
2%
7%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,336 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,939 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,137 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name West Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 9,336 678
West Des Moines Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $113 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $106 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,939 $11,087
West Des Moines Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,137 $10,614
West Des Moines Community   School District 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 Grades Students
  • West Des MoinesCrossroads Park Elementary School
    1050 50th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)633-5600
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 559 students                      
  • West Des MoinesWestern Hills Elementary School
    600 39th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5900
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 594 students                      
  • West Des MoinesJordan Creek Elementary School
    4105 Fuller Rd
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5200
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 720 students                      
  • West Des MoinesBrookview Elementary School
    8000 E.p. True Parkway
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)987-5166
    1.8 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 668 students                      
  • West Des MoinesValley Southwoods
    625 South 35th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-4500
    1.8 mi | Gr. 9 | 697 students                      

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