West Blvd. Elementary School

319 West Blvd North,

Columbia, MO, 65203-2663

Tel: (573)214-3670
Grades: PK-5

386 students

West Blvd. Elementary School serves 386 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
West Blvd. Elementary School operates within the Columbia 93 School District.

Overview

The student population of 386 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 386 students
West Blvd. Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
West Blvd. Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Blvd. Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
West Blvd. Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
West Blvd. Elementary School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
12%
5%
West Blvd. Elementary School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
43%
18%
West Blvd. Elementary School Black (1992-2012)
White
35%
73%
West Blvd. Elementary School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Blvd. Elementary School Sch Ethnicity West Blvd. 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.
0.68 0.43
West Blvd. Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
54%
39%
West Blvd. Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2012)
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.
5%
7%
West Blvd. Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,709 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Columbia 93 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
32
2
Number of Students Managed 17,709 575
Columbia 93 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $186 MM $6 MM
Columbia 93 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $196 MM $6 MM
Columbia 93 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,750 $8,810
Columbia 93 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,360 $8,968
Columbia 93 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Junior High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is West Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John Ridgeway Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Columbia West Junior High School
    401 Clinkscales Rd
    Columbia , MO , 65203
    (573)214-3230
    0.5  mi  |  936  students  |  Gr.  8-9
  • Columbia John Ridgeway Elementary School
    107 East Sexton
    Columbia , MO , 65203
    (573)214-3550
    0.9  mi  |  251  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Columbia Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School
    10 East Broadway
    Columbia , MO , 65203
    (573)214-3520
    0.9  mi  |  315  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Center For Gifted Education
    918 Bernadette Dr
    Columbia , MO , 65203
    (573)214-3750
    0.9  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Columbia Frederick Douglass High School
    Alternative School
    310 North Providence Rd
    Columbia , MO , 65203
    (573)214-3680
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  218  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Why You Need to Research School Districts When Buying a Home
Whether you have children or not, researching school districts is a crucial step when buying a new home.