West Elementary School

240 Fair St
Sycamore, IL 60178
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
West Elementary School serves 282 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
West Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 282 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students282 students
This chart display total students of West Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of West Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of West Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

West Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (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 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1346 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of West Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
32%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
37%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
16%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
72%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 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 IL.
Diversity Score
0.450.68
This chart display the diversity score of West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
47%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSycamore CUSD 427 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Elementary School is Sycamore High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sycamore Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Prairie Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sycamore Sycamore High School Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,221 student
    0.3 miles
    427 Spartan Trl
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    (815) 899-8160
    0.3 9-12 1,221
  • Sycamore South Prairie Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 268 students
    0.8 miles
    820 Borden Ave
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    (815) 899-8299
    0.8 PK-5 268
  • Sycamore Southeast Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 346 students
    0.8 miles
    718 S Locust St
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    (815) 899-8219
    0.8 K-5 346
  • Sycamore North Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 280 students
    1.5 miles
    1680 Brickville Rd
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    (815) 899-8209
    1.5 K-5 280
  • Sycamore Sycamore Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 854 students
    1.5 miles
    150 Maplewood Dr
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    (815) 899-8170
    1.5 6-8 854

School Reviews

Review West Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?