West Central Area Learning Center

Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Central Area Learning Center serves 24 students in grades 6-12.
West Central Area Learning Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

West Central Area Learning Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

West Central Area Learning Center's student population of 24 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students24 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of West Central Area Learning Center
Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

West Central Area Learning Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Central Area Learning Center is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1104 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
25%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.440.54
This chart display the diversity score of West Central Area Learning Center and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
40-59%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of West Central Area Learning Center and public school graduation rate of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Central Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Central Area Learning Center is Melrose Secondary (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Melrose Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Star Program (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Melrose Star Program Special Education School
    Grades: PK-1
    0.0 miles
    9 2nd Street Southwest
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (620) 256-7836
    0 PK-1 n/a
  • Melrose Melrose Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
    0.5 miles
    566 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160
    0.5 PK-5 478
  • Melrose Melrose Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 307 students
    0.5 miles
    546 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160
    0.5 6-8 307
  • Melrose Melrose Secondary Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 534 students
    0.5 miles
    546 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160
    0.5 9-12 534
  • Sauk Centre Beacon Program W Central Ed. Dist. Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-10 | 8 students
    7.3 miles
    903 State Rd S
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378
    (320) 352-2284
    7.3 1-10 8

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