West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 835 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 60%.

School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 835 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students835 students
This chart display total students of West Elementary School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of West Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West Elementary School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of West Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#2485 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 1991-92 school year data.
Hispanic
36%
31%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
13%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
49%
40%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.620.46
This chart display the diversity score of West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review West Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.