West Elementary School

  • West Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 52%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 24%.

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School Overview

  • West Elementary School's student population of 503 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students503 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Elementary School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Overall School Rank#564 out of 656 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
32%
18%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
64%
76%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 ID.
Diversity Score0.490.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMountain Home School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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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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