West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 359 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 359 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#144 out of 840 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
4%
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Black
78%
49%
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White
16%
43%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.370.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGULFPORT SCHOOL DIST School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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