West Jefferson Elementary School

  • West Jefferson Elementary School serves 140 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Jefferson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

West Jefferson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • West Jefferson Elementary School's student population of 140 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students140 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Jefferson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Jefferson Elementary School is 0.15, 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 School Rank (16-17)#235 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
2%
33%
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White
92%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.150.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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