West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 779 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 779 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students779 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.41, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#13 out of 1263 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
7%
33%
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White
76%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVestavia Hills City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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