West End Academy

1840 Pearson Avenue Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
West End Academy serves 508 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
West End Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West End Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

West End Academy's student population of 508 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

West End Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West End Academy is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1161 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
93%
32%
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White
1%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West End Academy's ranking?
West End Academy is ranked #1161 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are West End Academy often compared to?
West End Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Hemphill Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend West End Academy?
508 students attend West End Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of West End Academy students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West End Academy?
West End Academy has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does West End Academy offer ?
West End Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is West End Academy part of?
West End Academy is part of Birmingham City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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