West Central Area S. Elementary School

  • West Central Area S. Elementary School serves 133 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-59% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

Top Placements

West Central Area S. Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • West Central Area S. Elementary School's student population of 133 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students133 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Central Area S. Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Central Area S. Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than 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#90 out of 1,784 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Central Area S. Elementary School 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)50-59%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Central Area S. Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Central Area S. Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in West Central Area S. Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2004-05 school year data.
Asian
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Central Area S. Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Central Area S. Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Central Area S. Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
85%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Central Area S. Elementary School 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 S. Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.270.34
This chart display the diversity score of West Central Area S. Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Central Area S. Elementary School 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
12%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Central Area S. Elementary School 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 Area School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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