West Plains Elementary School serves 740 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
West Plains Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-4
- Enrollment: 740 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 10%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 41% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
West Plains Elementary School's student population of 740 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Plains Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Plains Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1117 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is West Plains Elementary School's ranking?
West Plains Elementary School is ranked #1117 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are West Plains Elementary School often compared to?
West Plains Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Richards Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend West Plains Elementary School?
740 students attend West Plains Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of West Plains Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Plains Elementary School?
West Plains Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does West Plains Elementary School offer ?
West Plains Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is West Plains Elementary School part of?
West Plains Elementary School is part of West Plains R-VII School District.
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