West Elementary School



West Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 99
4 85
5 110
6 91
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Independence, IA in the Independence Community School District. It enrolls 385 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elementary School is the 236th largest public school in Iowa and the 33,097th largest nationally. It has 13.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 385
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.13
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 33,097th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 236th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 271st out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 212th out of 723

Show Your School Spirit With Shirts and Apparel

Sale price: $19.99
Sale price: $25.99

Find Former WES Alumni

West Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 195
(51%)
327
(48%)
 Male 190
(49%)
360
(52%)

West Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 White 371
(96%)
658
(96%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
10
(1%)
 Black 4
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
8
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

West Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

Outer ring represents school district
  School District*
 Not Eligible 250
(65%)
447
(65%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 104
(27%)
178
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(8%)
62
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, West Elementary School is ranked 293rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (35.1%) is slightly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 235
2006 267
2007 268
2008 275
2009 286
2010 392
2011 387
2012 385

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.9
2006 20.7
2007 12.1
2008 11.9
2009 12.6
2010 13.5
2011 14.1
2012 13.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34468085106383
2006 0.33333333333333
2007 0.36940298507463
2008 0.34909090909091
2009 0.41958041958042
2010 0.40051020408163
2011 0.44186046511628
2012 0.35064935064935

Compare West Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,370.0% 13.7:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 35.1%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Elementary School
Independence, IA
Public 03 - 06 385 13.7:1  
St Johns School
Independence, IA
Private KG - 08 193 16:1 1 miles
East Elementary School
Independence, IA
Public KG - 02 276 12.4:1 1 miles
St Athanasius School
Jesup, IA
Private PK - 08 64 7:1 8 miles
East Buchanan Middle School
Winthrop, IA
Public 06 - 08 131 15.8:1 9 miles
Jesup Middle School
Jesup, IA
Public 05 - 08 240 17.9:1 9 miles
East Buchanan Elementary School
Winthrop, IA
Public PK - 05 325 14.8:1 9 miles
Jesup Elementary School
Jesup, IA
Public PK - 04 356 14.1:1 9 miles
Fairbank Elementary School
Fairbank, IA
Public PK - 06 237 16.4:1 14 miles
Sacred Heart Elementary School
Oelwein, IA
Private PK - 06 169 13:1 15 miles
Little Husky Learning Center
Oelwein, IA
Public PK - KG 223 22.7:1 15 miles
High Schools Elementary Schools

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.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2017. ElementarySchools.org.