Westhills Elementary School



Westhills Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Westhills Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 59
1 50
2 55
3 67
4 51
5 61
6 55
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Westhills Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Bessemer, AL in the Bessemer City School District. It enrolls 398 students in grades 1st through 12th. Westhills Elementary School is the 498th largest public school in Alabama and the 31,809th largest nationally. It has 14.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 398
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 31,809th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alabama: 498th out of 789
Student/Teacher Rank in Alabama: 515th out of 783
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alabama: 542nd out of 783

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Westhills Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 217
(55%)
1,250
(51%)
 Female 181
(45%)
1,183
(49%)

Westhills Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 382
(96%)
2,229
(92%)
 White 8
(2%)
66
(3%)
 Hispanic 8
(2%)
129
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
7
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Westhills Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 316
(79%)
2,119
(87%)
 Not Eligible 55
(14%)
229
(9%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(7%)
85
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 781 ranked schools in Alabama, Westhills Elementary School is ranked 280th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Westhills Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 60.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Westhills Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 400
2006 391
2007 422
2008 414
2009 415
2010 405
2011 369
2012 398

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.7
2006 15.8
2007 16.7
2008 15.3
2009 16
2010 13.4
2011 13.7
2012 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.635
2006 0.73401534526854
2007 0.66824644549763
2008 0.80193236714976
2009 0.80722891566265
2010 0.81975308641975
2011 0.8130081300813
2012 0.86180904522613

Compare Westhills Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,327.8% 13.3:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 60.8%
 
This School 86.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Westhills Elementary School
Bessemer, AL
Public KG - 06 398 14.5:1  
Dunnams Private School
Bessemer, AL
Private PK - 01 150 14:1 1 miles
St Aloysius School
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Private PK - 08 162 14:1 2 miles
Bessemer Academy
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Private PK - 12 327 8:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 06 921 14:1 2 miles
Washington Elementary School
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Public KG - 09 465 16.3:1 2 miles
Flint Hill Christian School
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Private PK - 12 307 15:1 3 miles
New Life Christian School of Excellence
Bessemer, AL
Private KG - 04 55 14:1 3 miles
Abrams Elementary School
Bessemer, AL
Public PK - 06 462 11:1 3 miles
Deeper Life Academy
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Private PK - 11 88 6:1 4 miles
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Public 06 - 12 959 17.4:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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