Westridge Elementary School

Westridge Elementary School serves 627 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Westridge Elementary School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 627 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 627 students
Westridge Elementary School Total Students (1994-2014)
Gender % Westridge Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Westridge Elementary School Total Teachers (1994-2014)
Students by Grade Westridge Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Westridge Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
Asian
11%
2%
Westridge Elementary School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
8%
10%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1992-2013)
Black
5%
5%
Westridge Elementary School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
73%
79%
Westridge Elementary School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Westridge Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.45 0.22
Westridge Elementary School Diversity Score (1994-2014)
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.
14%
34%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
2%
7%
Westridge Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

West Des Moines Community School District's student population of 9,407 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,318 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,532 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name West Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 9,407 670
West Des Moines Community   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $109 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $111 MM $7 MM
West Des Moines Community   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,318 $11,259
West Des Moines Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,532 $11,298
West Des Moines Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Valley Southwoods (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Valley Southwoods (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crossroads Park Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • West Des MoinesCrossroads Park Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 550 students
    1.1 miles
    1050 50th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)633-5600
    1.1KG-6550
  • West Des MoinesWestern Hills Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 596 students
    1.4 miles
    600 39th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5900
    1.4KG-6596
  • West Des MoinesJordan Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 775 students
    1.6 miles
    4105 Fuller Rd
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5200
    1.6PK-6775
  • West Des MoinesBrookview Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 574 students
    1.8 miles
    8000 E.p. True Parkway
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)987-5166
    1.8KG-5574
  • West Des MoinesValley Southwoods
    Grades: 9 | 660 students
    1.8 miles
    625 South 35th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-4500
    1.89660

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