Westwood Elementary School

11629 Westwood School Rd,

Coker, AL, 35452-9717

Tel: (205)342-2666
Grades: KG-5

321 students

Westwood Elementary School serves 321 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Westwood Elementary School operates within the Tuscaloosa County School District.

Overview

The student population of 321 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 321 students
Westwood Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Westwood Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Westwood Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Westwood Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
5%
Westwood Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
4%
35%
Westwood Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
92%
58%
Westwood Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Westwood Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Westwood 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.
0.15 0.55
Westwood Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
34%
51%
Westwood Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Westwood Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,665 students has grown by 3914% over five years.
School District Name Tuscaloosa County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
7
Number of Students Managed 17,665 2,928
Tuscaloosa County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $29 MM
Tuscaloosa County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $158 MM $31 MM
Tuscaloosa County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $374,889 $9,620
Tuscaloosa County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $358,802 $10,180
Tuscaloosa County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sipsey Valley High School (4.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sipsey Valley Middle School (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buhl Elementary School (3.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Buhl Buhl Elementary School
    11968 Buhl School Rd
    Buhl , AL , 35446
    (205)342-2640
    3.7  mi  |  181  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Northport Flatwoods Elementary School
    3800 66th Ave
    Northport , AL , 35473
    (205)342-2648
    3.9  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Buhl Sipsey Valley High School
    15815 Romulus Rd
    Buhl , AL , 35446
    (205)342-2850
    4.9  mi  |  413  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Buhl Sipsey Valley Middle School
    15815 Romulus Rd
    Buhl , AL , 35446
    (205)342-2870
    4.9  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Northport Crestmont Elementary School
    2400 34th Ave
    Northport , AL , 35476
    (205)342-2695
    5.8  mi  |  317  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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