West Ward Elementary School

  • West Ward Elementary School serves 268 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Ward Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • West Ward Elementary School's student population of 268 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Ward Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Ward Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#1224 out of 3119 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
84%
66%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Ward Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.290.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAllegan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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