1965 Merryvale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
West Elementary School serves 771 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
West Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 771 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
771 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#28 out of 1263 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
6%
32%
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White
73%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 771 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.44

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