West Side Elementary School

339 South Ashlar,

West Helena, AR, 72390-3401

Tel: (870)572-3422
Grades: PK-6

347 students

West Side Elementary School serves 347 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
West Side Elementary School operates within the Helena/ W.helena School District.

Overview

The student population of 347 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 347 students
West Side Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
West Side Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Side Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
West Side Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
West Side Elementary School Asian (1998-2011)
Hispanic
n/a
10%
West Side Elementary School Hispanic (1996-2006)
Black
95%
22%
West Side Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
4%
64%
West Side Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.10 0.72
West Side Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
91%
52%
West Side Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
3%
9%
West Side Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,986 students has decreased by 25% over five years.
School District Name Helena/ W.helena School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,986 938
Helena/ W.helena   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $29 MM $9 MM
District Spending $32 MM $10 MM
Helena/ W.helena   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,857 $9,870
Helena/ W.helena   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,868 $10,243
Helena/ W.helena   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Eliza Miller Junior High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beech Crest Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Helena Beech Crest Elementary School
    1020 Plaza St
    West Helena , AR , 72390
    (870)572-4526
    1.1  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • West Helena Central High School
    103 School Rd
    West Helena , AR , 72390
    (870)572-6744
    1.3  mi  |  567  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • West Helena Eliza Miller Junior High School
    106 Miller Loop
    West Helena , AR , 72390
    (870)572-3705
    1.5  mi  |  285  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Helena J.f. Wahl Elementary School
    125 Hickory Hills Dr
    Helena , AR , 72342
    (870)338-4404
    2.1  mi  |  386  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Helena Kipp:delta Collegiate High School
    Charter School
    320 Missouri St
    Helena , AR , 72342
    (870)753-9444
    Charter School
    3.7  mi  |  206  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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