Westridge Elementary School

  • Westridge Elementary School serves 730 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Westridge Elementary School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 730 students has grown by 14% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students730 students
Westridge Elementary School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender %Westridge Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Westridge Elementary School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by GradeWestridge Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
Westridge Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2015)
Asian
11%
2%
Westridge Elementary School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
9%
10%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1992-2015)
Black
6%
5%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
70%
78%
Westridge Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Westridge Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWestridge Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.490.38
Westridge Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
22%
34%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • West Des Moines Community School District's student population of 9,217 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,666 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,869 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four years.
School District NameWest Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed9,217673
West Des Moines Community School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$109 MM$7 MM
West Des Moines Community School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$111 MM$7 MM
West Des Moines Community School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,666$11,259
West Des Moines Community School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,869$11,298
West Des Moines Community School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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