West Side Elementary School

339 South Ashlar

West Helena, AR 72390-3401

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 37%.
West Side Elementary School operates within the Helena/ W.helena School District.

Overview

The student population of 347 students has declined by 22% 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 Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Side Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.31. 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)
Black
96%
23%
West Side Elementary School Black Students (1988-2012)
White
4%
63%
West Side Elementary School White Students (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Side Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AR 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.
0.08 0.31
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 3,335 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,857 is higher than the state average of $9,870. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,868 is higher than the state average of $10,243. The district spending/student has grown by 37% over four years.
School District Name Helena/ W.helena School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,335 925
Helena/ W.helena   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $29 MM $9 MM
Helena/ W.helena   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $32 MM $10 MM
Helena/ W.helena   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,857 $9,870
Helena/ W.helena   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,868 $10,243
Helena/ W.helena   School District 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 Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beech Crest Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West HelenaBeech Crest Elementary School
    1020 Plaza St
    West HelenaAR 72390
    (870)572-4526
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 401 students                      
  • West HelenaCentral High School
    103 School Rd
    West HelenaAR 72390
    (870)572-6744
    1.3 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 752 students                      
  • West HelenaEliza Miller Elementary School
    106 Miller Loop
    West HelenaAR 72390
    (870)572-3705
    1.5 mi | Gr. 4-6 | 376 students                      
  • West HelenaEliza Miller Primary School
    106 Miller Loop
    West HelenaAR 72390
    (870)572-3705
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-3 | 554 students                      
  • West HelenaEliza Miller Junior High School
    106 Miller Loop
    West HelenaAR 72390
    (870)572-3705
    1.5 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 285 students                      

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