Westridge Elementary School

5500 E P True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 753 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Westridge Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : Top 30% in IA
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • : 75% (Top 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Westridge Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Westridge Elementary School's student population of 753 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
753 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Westridge Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Westridge Elementary School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#276 out of 1233 schools
(Top 30%)
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83%
64%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
75%
70%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70-74%
63%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
9%
7%
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White
67%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
This chart displays the diversity score of Westridge Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westridge Elementary School's ranking?
Westridge Elementary School is ranked #276 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
83% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 75% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Westridge Elementary School?
753 students attend Westridge Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Westridge Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Westridge Elementary School?
Westridge Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Westridge Elementary School offer ?
Westridge Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Westridge Elementary School part of?
Westridge Elementary School is part of West Des Moines Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • : 75% (Top 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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