800 S Emmett
Butte, MT 59701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
West Elementary School serves 468 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
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 top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

West Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 468 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
468 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.33, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#362 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
10%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
81%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
West is the best. The principle is great.
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2  
I would never recomend West Elementary to anyone. The staff there seem to be blind to the contant bullying going on there. My grand child is small for her age and gets beat up, held down, verbally abused and tormented in several physical ways, etc. in the school every day. Things are thrown at her in class. The teacher ignors this. She can't even get to her ride after school. She was physically held against her will, in the doorway, by a large girl and tormented by another before she was released and allowed to go. Where are the staff? Why are they not at the doors, on the playground, in the halls, watching these students? She was slapped in the hall, punched in the stomach, etc. The last school my grand child went to had a zero tolerance policy on bullying. These bullies would have been expelled long ago. My grand child hates West. It's a struggle to get her to school every day because she knows someone will punch her, etc. She's depressed and lonely. I think that West is a bottom of the barrel school and I'm sure you won't have the nerve to post this on your website.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 468 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33 (Top 30%)

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