West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 480 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 480 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank#617 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
American Indian
16%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
66%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score0.520.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
9%
7%
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 Montana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGreat Falls Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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