Henry S. West Laboratory School

  • Henry S. West Laboratory School serves 353 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Henry S. West Laboratory School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Henry S. West Laboratory School's student population of 353 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Henry S. West Laboratory School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Henry S. West Laboratory School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#17 out of 3650 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
64%
33%
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Black
6%
22%
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White
28%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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