West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 282 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students282 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.44, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1192 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
8%
17%
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White
73%
48%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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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 Score0.440.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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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

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