West Elementary School

170 Plympton Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 329 students in grades Kindergarten-5, West Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 329 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#877 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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35-39%
41%
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40-44%
44%
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20-29%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
23%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
83%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Elementary School's ranking?
West Elementary School is ranked #877 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are West Elementary School often compared to?
West Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Halifax Elementary School, Gardner by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend West Elementary School?
329 students attend West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of West Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?
West Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does West Elementary School offer ?
West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Elementary School part of?
West Elementary School is part of Plymouth School District.

School Reviews

5   1/29/2015
My child is in the LifeSkills program with Ms. Lundgren. She is honestly the best teacher that I have ever worked with.
- Posted by Parent - kerry

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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