West School



West School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West School Students by Grade
PK 22
K 143
1 144
2 159
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West School is a public elementary school located in Laurel, MT in the Laurel Elementary School District. It enrolls 468 students in grades 1st through 12th. West School is the 24th largest public school in Montana and the 25,060th largest nationally. It has 15.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 468
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,060th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 24th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 312th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 12th out of 425

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West School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 245
(52%)
729
(50%)
 Female 223
(48%)
739
(50%)

West School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 412
(88%)
1,316
(90%)
 Hispanic 33
(7%)
73
(5%)
 Two or More 11
(2%)
35
(2%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
29
(2%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
6
(0%)
 Black 2
(0%)
6
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

West School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 296
(63%)
975
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 145
(31%)
413
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(6%)
80
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, West School is ranked 82nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.8%) is lower than the state average of 51.2%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 327
2006 375
2007 406
2008 466
2009 448
2010 444
2011 426
2012 481
2013 484
2014 476
2015 468

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 17.8
2007 14.5
2008 16.6
2009 16
2010 15.3
2011 17
2012 15.7
2013 14.8
2014 15.7
2015 15.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21100917431193
2006 0.232
2007 0.29802955665025
2008 0.31759656652361
2009 0.33705357142857
2010 0.3490990990991
2011 0.33802816901408
2012 0.30561330561331
2013 0.35537190082645
2014 0.36344537815126
2015 0.36752136752137

Compare West School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 36.8%
 
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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West School
Laurel, MT
Public PK - 02 468 15.2:1  
Fred W Graff School
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Public 03 - 04 354 19.5:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 06 191 16:1 8 miles
Shiloh Christian Academy
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Private PK - KG 83 16:1 10 miles
Billings Christian Schools
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Private PK - 12 292 12:1 11 miles
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Public PK - 06 440 17.1:1 11 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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