West Elementary School

800 S Emmett
Butte, MT 59701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 475 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, West Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 475 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : Top 50% in MT
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 475 students has stayed relatively flat 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
475 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 722 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MT)
#330 out of 722 schools
(Top 50%)
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38%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
37%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
84%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
0.29
This chart display the diversity score of West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
8%
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 2012-13 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Elementary School's ranking?
West Elementary School is ranked #330 out of 722 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are West Elementary School often compared to?
West Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kennedy School, Ramsay School, Hillcrest School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% MT state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MT state average).
How many students attend West Elementary School?
475 students attend West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of West Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?
West Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does West Elementary School offer ?
West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is West Elementary School part of?
West Elementary School is part of Butte Elem School District.

School Reviews

5   11/19/2018
West is the best. The principle is great.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - D****l T*****g
2   1/17/2011
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.
- Posted by Parent - rezgi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 475 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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