Westridge Elementary



Westridge Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Westridge Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 108
1 79
2 79
3 74
4 86
5 105
6 109
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Westridge Elementary is a public elementary school located in West Des Moines, IA in the West Des Moines Community School District. It enrolls 640 students in grades 1st through 12th. Westridge Elementary is the 31st largest public school in Iowa and the 10,724th largest nationally. It has 16.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 640
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.83
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,724th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 31st out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 600th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 52nd out of 723

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Westridge Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 337
(53%)
2,505
(51%)
 Female 303
(47%)
2,389
(49%)

Westridge Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 503
(79%)
3,409
(70%)
 Asian 45
(7%)
299
(6%)
 Hispanic 39
(6%)
644
(13%)
 Black 28
(4%)
325
(7%)
 Two or More 22
(3%)
200
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
11
(0%)

Westridge Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 531
(83%)
3,225
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 95
(15%)
1,367
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(2%)
302
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Westridge Elementary is ranked 365th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Westridge Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (17.0%) is significantly 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.

Westridge Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 725
2006 712
2007 686
2008 666
2009 651
2010 658
2011 660
2012 640

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 18.9
2007 16.9
2008 17.3
2009 17
2010 16.5
2011 17.9
2012 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.057931034482759
2006 0.067415730337079
2007 0.083090379008746
2008 0.082582582582583
2009 0.095238095238095
2010 0.10942249240122
2011 0.11969696969697
2012 0.1703125

Compare Westridge Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 17.0%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public KG - 06 640 16.5:1  
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Private KG - 08 499 17:1 3 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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