West Elk Schools



West Elk Schools Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elk Schools Students by Grade
PK 33
K 21
1 23
2 21
3 26
4 19
5 17
6 24
7 16
8 22
9 30
10 18
11 37
12 17

West Elk Schools is a public elementary school located in Howard, KS in the West Elk School District. It enrolls 324 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elk Schools is the 356th largest public school in Kansas and the 39,059th largest nationally. It has 10.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 324
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 39,059th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 356th out of 745
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 75th out of 692
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 117th out of 692

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West Elk Schools Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 170
(52%)
170
(52%)
 Female 154
(48%)
154
(48%)

West Elk Schools Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 269
(83%)
269
(83%)
 Hispanic 45
(14%)
45
(14%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
3
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
2
(1%)
 Black 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

West Elk Schools Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 149
(46%)
149
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 137
(42%)
137
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(12%)
38
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 741 ranked schools in Kansas, West Elk Schools is ranked 282nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elk Schools students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.9%. 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 Elk Schools Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 339
2011 335
2012 324

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 12
2011 9.5
2012 10.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 0.55457227138643
2011 0.56119402985075
2012 0.54012345679012

Compare West Elk Schools to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,030.0% 10.3:1
 
1,367.1% 13.7:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
This School 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Elk Schools
Howard, KS
Public PK - 12 324 10.3:1  
Sedan Elementary
Sedan, KS
Public PK - 06 192 11.5:1 24 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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