170 Plympton Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
West Elementary School serves 394 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
West Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

West Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
394 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#556 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
83%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Btm 50%)

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