West Central Pk - 8 School

  • West Central Pk - 8 School serves 204 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Central Pk - 8 School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • West Central Pk - 8 School's student population of 204 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students204 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Central Pk - 8 School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Central Pk - 8 School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#840 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
94%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Central Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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