West End Academy

Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
West End Academy serves 640 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

West End Academy's student population of 640 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students640 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Rankings

West End Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West End Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1217 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
95%
33%
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White
1%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.100.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West End Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West End Academy is Wenonah High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Arrington Middle School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Arrington Middle School Math: 8% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 309 students
    0.6 miles
    2101 Jefferson Ave Sw
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205) 231-1130
    0.6 6-8 309
  • Birmingham Central Park Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 518 students
    1.1 miles
    4915 Ave Q
    Birmingham, AL 35208
    (205) 231-1250
    1.1 PK-5 518
  • Birmingham Hemphill Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 480 students
    1.1 miles
    714 12th Street Sw
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205) 231-7500
    1.1 PK-5 480
  • Birmingham Princeton School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 254 students
    1.4 miles
    1425 2nd Ave W
    Birmingham, AL 35208
    (205) 231-2500
    1.4 PK-5 254
  • Pleasant Grove Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Math: 90% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-8 | 282 students
    1.5 miles
    805 7th Ave
    Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
    (205) 379-5280
    1.5 6-8 282

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