West Elementary School

1513 State St
Alton, IL 62002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
West Elementary School serves 586 students in grades 2-5.
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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

West Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 586 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 2-5
Total Students586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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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 0.61, 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
#1819 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
30%
17%
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White
54%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlton CUSD 11 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 Mark Twain (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alton Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eunice Smith Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alton Eunice Smith Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 198 students
    1.1 miles
    2400 Henry St
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 463-2077
    1.1 K-2 198
  • Alton Lovejoy Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 247 students
    1.5 miles
    1043 Tremont St
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 463-2057
    1.5 K-2 247
  • Alton Alton Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,408 student
    2.2 miles
    2200 College Ave
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 474-2200
    2.2 6-8 1,408
  • Godfrey Gilson Brown Elementary School
    Grades: K-1 | 235 students
    2.2 miles
    1613 W Delmar Ave
    Godfrey, IL 62035
    (618) 463-2175
    2.2 K-1 235
  • Alton East Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 467 students
    2.4 miles
    1035 Washington Ave
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 463-2130
    2.4 3-5 467

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