Westport Middle School

8100 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Westport Middle School serves 1,124 students in grades 6-8.
Westport Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky 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 16% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,124 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Westport Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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School Overview

Westport Middle School's student population of 1,124 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,124 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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School Rankings

Westport Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Westport Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#880 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
8%
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Black
34%
11%
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White
42%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westport Middle School's ranking?
Westport Middle School is ranked #880 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend Westport Middle School?
1,124 students attend Westport Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Westport Middle School students are White, 34% of students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Westport Middle School?
Westport Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Westport Middle School offer ?
Westport Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Westport Middle School part of?
Westport Middle School is part of Jefferson County School District.

School Reviews

5   4/21/2023
In an advanced program having no problem and getting allA''sTransferred from Catholic elementary where drama was equal to academics. The environment at Westport is conducive to learning.
- Posted by Parent - Thomas
5   2/14/2022
Our child has grown into a responsible student here. They have learned to study on their own and I feel they are being prepared for real-life skills and are learning to be successful in High School and beyond already!
- Posted by Parent - Parent
5   10/20/2020
This school is great, and it even has programs for the special needs and a Montessori program if you want your child to be in that! It has a great amount of diversity, and no 2 kids are alike!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - idek...
5   11/2/2018
Westport Middle School is a very nice school. My son& daughter love it here. They love the lunches & lunch lady Ms.Terri.
- Posted by Parent - Sara
5   2/28/2012
This school is actually not terrible the education is on an appropriate level, its just some of the students make it bad. keep rude comments to yourself because this school is no bad.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - yaeya
2   9/1/2010
This school is a terrible school. If your child has any type of special needs or behavioral disorders you should forget this school. My son went to this school and the teachers did not do anything to help further my child's education. They did not deal with his problems they would send him to another class room or allowed him to draw all during class. And when it came time for graduation although my son had failing grades they passed him just to get him out of their hair. The teachers are not fulfilling their responsibilities. I would never recomend this school to anyone. Any school would be better than this.
- Posted by Parent - Doc1_

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,124 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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