West Elementary School

415 West 2nd North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 493 students in grades Prekindergarten-4, West Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50% in ID
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 493 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
493 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 709 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (ID)
#490 out of 709 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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35-39%
42%
This chart displays 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 Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
55%
This chart displays 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 Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
35%
19%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in West Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
60%
74%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Idaho.
0.52
This chart displays the diversity score of West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
20%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart displays 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 Idaho by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Elementary School's ranking?
West Elementary School is ranked #490 out of 709 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Idaho.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% ID state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% ID state average).
How many students attend West Elementary School?
493 students attend West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of West Elementary School students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Elementary School?
West Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Idaho state average of 17:1.
What grades does West Elementary School offer ?
West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is West Elementary School part of?
West Elementary School is part of Mountain Home School District.

School Reviews

2   5/12/2016
This is a horrible school. School to parent communication = little to non-existent. There are far too many homework assignments in one night for a first grader to handle. All of which my child has NO IDEA how to complete anyway. I might as well say I am homeschooling my child because I have to literally teach him HOW to figure out the math problems, etc. State or standardized tests taken with no preparation what so ever. I am so frustrated with the level of incompetence within this school. Bullying going on and undisciplined. Kids in my son's class who speak no English so of course the majority of the teacher's attention is to help those children even understand what is going on and the other kids are left to figure it out. How would I rate and/or describe West Elementary School in Mountain Home: Ridiculous, unprofessional, and an institution in which I would never recommend in receiving an education.
- Posted by Parent - aw.co

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 493 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

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