West Elk School District

1201 State Highway 99
Howard, KS 67349-0607
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 684 students in West Elk School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
Public Schools in West Elk School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Kansas public school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
2 Schools
1,355 Schools
# Students
684 Students
479,272 Students
# Teachers
37 Teachers
34,559 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

West Elk School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
#190 out of 286 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Elk  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Elk  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
30-34%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Elk  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≥80%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Elk  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.23
0.56
# American Indian Students
10 Students
3,520 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
13,136 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
60 Students
100,007 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
21%
# Black Students
1 Student
31,834 Students
% Black Students
n/a
6%
# White Students
599 Students
301,155 Students
% White Students
88%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,073 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
12 Students
28,547 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
37
19,707
# Students in K Grade:
44
34,075
# Students in 1st Grade:
29
33,149
# Students in 2nd Grade:
34
33,906
# Students in 3rd Grade:
41
34,043
# Students in 4th Grade:
32
34,679
# Students in 5th Grade:
44
34,673
# Students in 6th Grade:
47
35,760
# Students in 7th Grade:
52
36,432
# Students in 8th Grade:
64
37,168
# Students in 9th Grade:
62
38,804
# Students in 10th Grade:
72
36,090
# Students in 11th Grade:
68
34,874
# Students in 12th Grade:
58
34,289
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,623

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,452 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,220. The school district revenue/student has declined by 40% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,225 is less than the state median of $17,133. The school district spending/student has declined by 42% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue
$10 MM
$7,774 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Elk  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$10 MM
$8,211 MM
This chart display total spending of West Elk  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,452
$16,220
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Elk  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,225
$17,133
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Elk  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best West Elk School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Elk Schools
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1199 State Highway 99
Howard, KS 67349
(620) 374-2147
Grades: PK-12
| 386 students
Rank: n/an/a
1201 St Hwy 99
Howard, KS 67349
(620) 374-2113
Grades: K-12
| 298 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to West Elk School District?
West Elk School District manages 2 public schools serving 684 students.
What is the rank of West Elk School District?
West Elk School District is ranked #207 out of 286 school districts in Kansas (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in West Elk School District?
88% of West Elk School District students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of West Elk School District?
West Elk School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 14:1.
What is West Elk School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,225 is less than the state median of $17,133. The school district spending/student has declined by 42% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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