West Salem Elementary School

  • West Salem Elementary School serves 870 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 59% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Salem Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

West Salem Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

  • West Salem Elementary School's student population of 870 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students870 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Salem Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Salem Elementary School is 0.12, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#391 out of 2029 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in West Salem Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
94%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Salem Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.120.49
This chart display the diversity score of West Salem Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Salem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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