West Elk Schools



West Elk Schools Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elk Schools Students by Grade
PK 27
K 28
1 23
2 33
3 32
4 24
5 23
6 29
7 25
8 21
9 23
10 22
11 22
12 34
UG 2

West Elk Schools is a public elementary school located in Howard, KS in the West Elk School District. It enrolls 368 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elk Schools is the 298th largest public school in Kansas and the 35,247th largest nationally. It has 10.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 368
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,247th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 298th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 87th out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 85th out of 706

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West Elk Schools Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 186
(51%)
186
(51%)
 Male 182
(49%)
182
(49%)

West Elk Schools Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 305
(83%)
305
(83%)
 Hispanic 40
(11%)
40
(11%)
 Two or More 14
(4%)
14
(4%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
3
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

West Elk Schools Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 167
(45%)
167
(45%)
 Not Eligible 145
(39%)
145
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 56
(15%)
56
(15%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, West Elk Schools is ranked 206th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elk Schools students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.7%. 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
2013 340
2014 346
2015 368

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 12
2011 9.5
2012 10.3
2013 9.6
2014 9.7
2015 10.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 0.55457227138643
2011 0.56119402985075
2012 0.54012345679012
2013 0.56176470588235
2014 0.55491329479769
2015 0.60597826086957

Compare West Elk Schools to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,070.0% 10.7:1
 
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 60.6%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Elk Schools
Howard, KS
Public PK - 12 368 10.7:1  
Elk Valley Elementary
Longton, KS
Public PK - 06 59 7.9:1 12 miles
Sedan High School
Sedan, KS
Public 06 - 12 202 11:1 24 miles
Sedan Elementary
Sedan, KS
Public PK - 05 190 12.8:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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