Westhills Elementary School



Westhills Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Westhills Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 51
1 62
2 66
3 63
4 41
5 48
6 0
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 331 students in grades 1st through 12th. Westhills Elementary School is the 595th largest public school in Alabama and the 38,808th largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 331
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 38,808th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alabama: 595th out of 787
Student/Teacher Rank in Alabama: 203rd out of 782
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alabama: 576th out of 782

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Westhills Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 177
(53%)
1,435
(52%)
 Female 154
(47%)
1,326
(48%)

Westhills Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 316
(95%)
2,476
(90%)
 Hispanic 12
(4%)
214
(8%)
 White 3
(1%)
56
(2%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Westhills Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(64%)
2,000
(72%)
 Not Eligible 118
(36%)
761
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 779 ranked schools in Alabama, Westhills Elementary School is ranked 483rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Westhills Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.4%) is higher than the state average of 53.9%. 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.

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
2013 359
2014 352
2015 331

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
2013 15.3
2014 16.2
2015 16

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
2013 0.79108635097493
2014 0.63920454545455
2015 0.64350453172205

Compare Westhills Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
1,656.6% 16.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 64.4%
 

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Public KG - 05 331 16:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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