West Side Elementary School

111 Kirkwood Street
Picayune, MS 39466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
West Side Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
West Side Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

West Side Elementary School's student population of 425 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

West Side Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Side Elementary School is 0.52, 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 (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#422 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
4%
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Black
25%
48%
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White
65%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.520.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePicayune School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Side Elementary School is Picayune Memorial High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Picayune Junior High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Side Lower Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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