West Education Center Alternative serves 82 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 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.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 82 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 11-19% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

West Education Center Alternative's student population of 82 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
82 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of West Education Center Alternative is 0.73, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
<50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
<50%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Education Center Alternative 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 Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
23%
10%
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Black
29%
12%
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White
37%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
11-19%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Education Center Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 82 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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