West Education Center Alternative
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).
- 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
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.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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
State Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(15-16)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education
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