West Elementary School
West Elementary School serves 581 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 581 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 88%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MS
- Math Proficiency: 24% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 33% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education
West Elementary School's student population of 581 students has grown by 61% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#422 out of 805 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend West Elementary School?
581 students attend West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of West Elementary School students are Black, 12% of students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?
West Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
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 Gulfport School District.
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