West Career Academy

  • West Career Academy serves 63 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 31%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • West Career Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

West Career Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • West Career Academy's student population of 63 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 200% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students63 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Career Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,708 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Career Academy is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:117:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
67%
34%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
13%
53%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Career Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.520.40
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Graduation Rate40-49%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name No. 1 in the county of Denver and State of C School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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