West Central Elementary School

  • West Central Elementary School serves 226 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Missouri state average of 29%.

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School Overview

  • West Central Elementary School's student population of 226 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students226 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Central Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Central Elementary School is 0.47, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1326 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
6%
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Black
4%
16%
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White
71%
71%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoplin Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to West Central Elementary School is Gateway School (1.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is North Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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