710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Westhills Elementary School serves 353 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Westhills Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Westhills Elementary School's student population of 353 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Westhills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Westhills Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#759 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
96%
33%
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White
1%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 353 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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