West Junior High School

  • West Junior High School serves 377 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 51%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • West Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • West Junior High School's student population of 377 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,627 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Junior High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
9%
10%
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Black
47%
22%
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White
43%
63%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.590.28
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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