West Central Area Learning Center

  • West Central Area Learning Center serves 38 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 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 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

School Overview

  • West Central Area Learning Center's student population of 38 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students38 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of West Central Area Learning Center by grade.

School Comparison

  • West Central Area Learning Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Central Area Learning Center is 0.34, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#1423 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Central Area Learning Center and the public school average student teacher ratio of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Hispanic
21%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
79%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Central Area Learning Center and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Central Area Learning Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.340.34
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate60-79%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of West Central Area Learning Center and public school graduation rate of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
30%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWEST CENTRAL EDUCATION DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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