West Elementary - 03



West Elementary - 03 Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Elementary - 03 Students by Grade
PK 40
K 173
1 162
2 167
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Elementary - 03 is a public elementary school located in Spearfish, SD in the Spearfish School District 40-2. It enrolls 542 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Elementary - 03 is the 20th largest public school in South Dakota and the 17,742nd largest nationally. It has 14.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 542
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.76

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West Elementary - 03 Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 286
(53%)
773
(53%)
 Female 256
(47%)
697
(47%)

West Elementary - 03 Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 475
(88%)
1,281
(87%)
 Hispanic 29
(5%)
77
(5%)
 American Indian 18
(3%)
56
(4%)
 Two or More 15
(3%)
32
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
16
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

West Elementary - 03 Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 357
(66%)
982
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 155
(29%)
380
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(6%)
108
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 286 ranked schools in South Dakota, West Elementary - 03 is ranked 44th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Elementary - 03 students on free and reduced lunch assistance (34.1%) is slightly lower than the state average of 43.5%. 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 - 03 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 423
2006 460
2007 411
2008 505
2009 504
2010 529
2011 527
2012 542

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16
2006 16.7
2007 11.7
2008 14.2
2009 13.9
2010 14.2
2011 14.1
2012 14.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22695035460993
2006 0.2195652173913
2007 0.28467153284672
2008 0.28316831683168
2009 0.33333333333333
2010 0.33837429111531
2011 0.34914611005693
2012 0.34132841328413

Compare West Elementary - 03 to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.0% 13.8:1
 
1,470.0% 14.7:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 34.1%
 
State Average 43.5%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Elementary - 03
Spearfish, SD
Public PK - 02 542 14.7:1  
Chrildren First
Spearfish, SD
Private PK - KG 110 25:1 1 miles
Spearfish Middle School - 05
Spearfish, SD
Public 06 - 08 453 14.8:1 1 miles
Creekside Elementary - 07
Spearfish, SD
Public 03 - 05 475 15.5:1 1 miles
Black Hills Christian Academy
Spearfish, SD
Private PK - 08 86 6:1 4 miles
Lead-Deadwood Elementary - 03
Deadwood, SD
Public PK - 05 362 11:1 11 miles
Belle Fourche Middle School - 07
Belle Fourche, SD
Public 05 - 08 390 14.4:1 11 miles
Lead-Deadwood Middle School - 02
Lead, SD
Public 06 - 08 154 9.4:1 12 miles
South Park Elementary - 03
Belle Fourche, SD
Public 01 - 04 454 16.3:1 12 miles
Whitewood Elementary - 04
Whitewood, SD
Public PK - 06 114 11.1:1 12 miles
North Park Elementary - 08
Belle Fourche, SD
Public KG - KG 133 16.2:1 14 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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