West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 364 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 364 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students364 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of West Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.45, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#285 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
4%
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Black
72%
48%
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White
17%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.450.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGulfport School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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