West Blocton Elementary School

  • West Blocton Elementary School serves 264 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Blocton Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

West Blocton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • West Blocton Elementary School's student population of 264 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Blocton Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (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 West Blocton Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#419 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
10%
33%
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White
86%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.250.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBibb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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As a grandparent of a kindergarten student at West Blocton Elementary School, I have been very impressed with the parental/teacher involvement. The office staff as well, have been very helpful and knowledgeable with the events and activities of the students.
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