West Junior High School

  • West Junior High School serves 466 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is equal to the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

West Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • West Junior High School's student population of 466 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students466 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Junior High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#530 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
13%
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Black
43%
20%
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White
52%
60%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.550.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Memphis School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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