602 Call St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Elementary School serves 285 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 285 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 285 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
285 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#822 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
90%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
11%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend West Elementary School?

285 students attend West Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

90% of West Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?

West Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does West Elementary School offer ?

West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 285 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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