Westside Elementary School

800 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Westside Elementary School serves 811 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Westside Elementary School's student population of 811 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students811 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Westside Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Westside Elementary School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1053 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
77%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
30%
22%
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White
57%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.580.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIsle Of Wight County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Westside Elementary School is Smithfield High School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Smithfield Middle School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hardy Elementary School (2.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Smithfield Hardy Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-3 | 460 students
    2.8 miles
    9311 Hardy Cir
    Smithfield, VA 23430
    (757) 357-3204
    2.8 PK-3 460
  • Smithfield Smithfield High School Math: 79% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,261 student
    3.3 miles
    14171 Turner Dr
    Smithfield, VA 23430
    (757) 357-3108
    3.3 9-12 1,261
  • Smithfield Smithfield Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 577 students
    3.3 miles
    14175 Turner Drive
    Smithfield, VA 23430
    (757) 365-4100
    3.3 7-8 577
  • Carrollton Carrollton Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-3 | 626 students
    5.7 miles
    14440 New Towne Haven Ln
    Carrollton, VA 23314
    (757) 357-8850
    5.7 PK-3 626
  • Windsor Windsor Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 546 students
    8.8 miles
    20008 Courthouse Hwy
    Windsor, VA 23487
    (757) 242-4193
    8.8 PK-5 546

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