Western Heights Elementary School

  • Western Heights Elementary School serves 393 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Western Heights Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Western Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • Western Heights Elementary School's student population of 393 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Heights Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Western Heights Elementary School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#114 out of 1278 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Western Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Western Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
17%
44%
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White
72%
44%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Western Heights Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.450.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Western Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Western Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCalcasieu Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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