Westhills Elementary School serves 298 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 298 students
- Minority Enrollment: 98%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 25-29% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Westhills Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Westhills Elementary School's student population of 298 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Westhills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Westhills Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#945 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Westhills Elementary School's ranking?
Westhills Elementary School is ranked #945 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Westhills Elementary School?
298 students attend Westhills Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Westhills Elementary School students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.
What grades does Westhills Elementary School offer ?
Westhills Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Westhills Elementary School part of?
Westhills Elementary School is part of Bessemer City School District.
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