West Elementary



West Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elementary Students by Grade
PK 25
K 160
1 113
2 117
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Elementary is a public elementary school located in Slater, IA in the Ballard Community School District. It enrolls 415 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elementary is the 202nd largest public school in Iowa and the 30,082nd largest nationally. It has 14.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 415
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.45
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 30,082nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 202nd out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 312th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 186th out of 723

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West Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 218
(53%)
621
(52%)
 Female 197
(47%)
562
(48%)

West Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 386
(93%)
1,116
(94%)
 Hispanic 14
(3%)
33
(3%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
18
(2%)
 Black 5
(1%)
10
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

West Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 324
(78%)
941
(80%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 75
(18%)
201
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(4%)
41
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, West Elementary is ranked 440th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (21.9%) 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.

West Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 487
2006 470
2007 534
2008 564
2009 539
2010 571
2011 401
2012 415

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.4
2006 16.2
2007 16.6
2008 15.5
2009 14.2
2010 15.5
2011 13.7
2012 14.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18480492813142
2006 0.19148936170213
2007 0.15917602996255
2008 0.20390070921986
2009 0.25417439703154
2010 0.22591943957968
2011 0.22194513715711
2012 0.21927710843373

Compare West Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 21.9%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Elementary
Slater, IA
Public PK - 02 415 14.1:1  
Ballard Community Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 387 14.6:1 4 miles
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Public KG - 05 279 11.6:1 9 miles
Edwards Elementary School
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Public KG - 05 303 14.9:1 10 miles
Ames Christian School
Ames, IA
Private PK - 06 92 7:1 10 miles
Ames Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 945 14:1 10 miles
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Public PK - 05 665 19.6:1 10 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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