West Central Area Learning Center

West Central Area Learning Center serves 46 students in grades 6-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 46 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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School Overview

West Central Area Learning Center's student population of 46 students has grown by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
46 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of West Central Area Learning Center is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
<50%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
33%
10%
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Black
4%
12%
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White
59%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
<50%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
26%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 56% MN state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Central Area Learning Center?
The graduation rate of West Central Area Learning Center is 50%, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 84%.
How many students attend West Central Area Learning Center?
46 students attend West Central Area Learning Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of West Central Area Learning Center students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Central Area Learning Center?
West Central Area Learning Center has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Central Area Learning Center offer ?
West Central Area Learning Center offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is West Central Area Learning Center part of?
West Central Area Learning Center is part of West Central Education School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 46 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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