415 West 2nd North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Elementary School serves 488 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 55%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 25% (majority Hispanic).

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

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School Overview

West Elementary School's student population of 488 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
488 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 682 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ID)
Overall Testing Rank
#468 out of 682 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
33%
18%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
62%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2  
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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 488 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ID
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 20%)

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