West Hill Elementary School

301 Ellsworth St,

Sharon, PA, 16146-1309

Tel: (724)981-4880
Grades: KG-6

284 students

West Hill Elementary School serves 284 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
West Hill Elementary School operates within the Sharon City School District.

Overview

The student population of 284 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 284 students
West Hill Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 44% Male / 56%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
West Hill Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Hill Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
West Hill Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
West Hill Elementary School Asian (1988-2008)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
West Hill Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2008)
Black
12%
16%
West Hill Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
72%
71%
West Hill Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Hill Elementary School Sch Ethnicity West Hill 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.
0.45 0.47
West Hill 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.
86%
34%
West Hill Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
7%
6%
West Hill Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,108 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Sharon City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,108 1,559
Sharon City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $29 MM $21 MM
Sharon City   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $25 MM $20 MM
Sharon City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,142 $12,476
Sharon City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,367 $11,944
Sharon City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sharon High School (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sharon Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookfield Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Brookfield Brookfield Elementary School
    614 Bedford Rd Se
    Brookfield , OH , 44403
    (330)619-5240
    0.2  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Sharon Musser Elementary School
    500 Cedar Ave
    Sharon , PA , 16146
    (724)981-4381
    1.1  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Sharon Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Case Avenue Elementary School
    36 Case Ave
    Sharon , PA , 16146
    (724)983-4015
    1.3  mi  |  549  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Sharon Sharon High School
    1129 East State St
    Sharon , PA , 16146
    (724)983-4031
    1.4  mi  |  593  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sharon Sharon Middle School
    1129 East State St
    Sharon , PA , 16146
    (724)983-4030
    1.4  mi  |  295  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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