West Whitesburg Elementary School

  • West Whitesburg Elementary School serves 490 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • West Whitesburg Elementary School's student population of 490 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Whitesburg Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Whitesburg Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#635 out of 1,251 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Whitesburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Whitesburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
6%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
98%
77%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Whitesburg Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.040.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Whitesburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLetcher County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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