West Elementary School



West Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 146
1 135
2 158
3 156
4 156
5 138
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Arcadia, FL in the Desoto School District. It enrolls 889 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elementary School is the 272nd largest public school in Florida and the 2,348th largest nationally. It has 15.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 889
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 57
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,348th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 272nd out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,711th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 395th out of 2,205

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West Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 464
(52%)
1,919
(54%)
 Female 425
(48%)
1,658
(46%)

West Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 457
(51%)
1,530
(43%)
 Hispanic 276
(31%)
1,488
(42%)
 Black 129
(15%)
459
(13%)
 Two or More 27
(3%)
74
(2%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
20
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

West Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 615
(69%)
2,785
(78%)
 Not Eligible 210
(24%)
568
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 64
(7%)
224
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, West Elementary School is ranked 180th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.4%) is higher than the state average of 61.9%. 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.

West Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 720
2006 726
2007 801
2008 879
2009 952
2010 970
2011 883
2012 889

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.1
2006 13.7
2007 14.1
2008 13.3
2009 15.6
2010 11.7
2011 15.8
2012 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60555555555556
2006 0.59090909090909
2007 0.6354556803995
2008 0.68259385665529
2009 0.74054621848739
2010 0.73711340206186
2011 0.72593431483579
2012 0.76377952755906

Compare West Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 
This School 76.4%
 

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Public KG - 05 889 15.6:1  
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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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