West Elementary School

1965 Merryvale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
West Elementary School serves 779 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
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 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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.
Awards 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 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.42, 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 Testing Rank
#41 out of 1270 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
7%
33%
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White
75%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.420.59
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Elementary School is Vestavia Hills High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pizitz Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vestavia Hills Elementary Central (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 4-5 | 798 students
    0.4 miles
    1289 Montgomery Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5300
    0.4 4-5 798
  • Birmingham Pizitz Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,186 student
    0.8 miles
    2020 Pizitz Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5350
    0.8 6-8 1,186
  • Birmingham East Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-3 | 808 students
    1.0 miles
    2109 Tyson Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5200
    1 PK-3 808
  • Birmingham Vestavia Hills High School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,032 students
    1.1 miles
    2235 Lime Rock Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5250
    1.1 9-12 2,032
  • Birmingham Crossroads School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    1.4 miles
    1085 Buccaneer Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1800
    1.4 6-12 n/a

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