Westside Elementary School

800 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Westside Elementary School serves 724 students in grades 4-6.
Westside Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 724 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Westside Elementary School's student population of 724 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
724 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Westside Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Westside Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#903 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
28%
22%
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White
55%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westside Elementary School's ranking?
Westside Elementary School is ranked #903 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Westside Elementary School often compared to?
Westside Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Windsor Elementary School, Carrollton Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Westside Elementary School?
724 students attend Westside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Westside Elementary School students are White, 28% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Westside Elementary School?
Westside Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Westside Elementary School offer ?
Westside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 4-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Westside Elementary School part of?
Westside Elementary School is part of Isle Of Wight Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 724 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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