West Elementary School serves 750 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 750 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 27%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 64% (Top 5%)
- Reading Proficiency: 86% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
West Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
West Elementary School's student population of 750 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#15 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is West Elementary School's ranking?
West Elementary School is ranked #15 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are West Elementary School often compared to?
West Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like East Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 86% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend West Elementary School?
750 students attend West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of West Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?
West Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does West Elementary School offer ?
West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is West Elementary School part of?
West Elementary School is part of Vestavia Hills City School District.
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