West Junior High School

Public 7-9

 331 W Barton St
       West Memphis, AR  72301


(870) 735-3161

District: West Memphis School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
268th of 330 Arkansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,267 Help

Feeder schools for West Junior High School:

Elementary:    Bragg Elementary School
    Faulk Elementary School
    Richland Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  523

Racial breakdown:

African American:
54.3%
White:
39.6%
Hispanic:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details West Junior High School ranks worse than 81.2% of middle schools in Arkansas. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the West Memphis School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details West Junior High School has the largest middle school student body size in the West Memphis School District. Racial makeup is: African American (54.3%), White (39.6%), Hispanic (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the West Memphis School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Junior High School is 12.3, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the West Memphis School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Junior High School is $8,267, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the West Memphis School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Junior High School 268th of 330 Arkansas public middle schools. (See West Junior High School in the ranking list.)

West Memphis School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Memphis School District 227th of 254 Arkansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 58.38 90th 208 56.7%
2006 41.23 143rd 206 30.6%
2007 57.54 97th 225 56.9%
2008 71.23 53rd 223 76.2%
2009 72.97 48th 240 80.0%
2010 61.70 103rd 254 59.4%
2011 68.14 83rd 264 68.6%
2012 69.64 70th 265 73.6%
2013 72.28 68th 278 75.5%
2014 71.41 67th 280 76.1%
2015 55.47 110th 275 60.0%
2016 43.72 189th 312 39.4%
2017 50.57 161st 315 48.9%
2018 50.30 162nd 318 49.1%
2019 40.97 214th 319 32.9%
2021 26.84 268th 330 18.8%

Data source: test scores: Arkansas Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Enrollment information for West Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 277 148 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1989 292 146 3 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 443
1990 324 154 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1991 359 198 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1992 345 189 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1993 345 193 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1994 356 174 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1995 325 187 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1996 325 187 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1997 329 182 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1998 290 176 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 474
1999 286 165 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 457
2000 284 182 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2001 273 171 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 447
2002 295 212 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2003 295 212 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2004 294 214 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 512
2005 251 215 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 470
2006 232 218 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2007 231 222 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 461
2008 236 218 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2009 226 222 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 455
2010 229 224 5 5 1 0 0 0 464
2011 241 215 5 7 0 0 0 0 468
2012 246 225 4 7 0 0 5 0 487
2013 253 216 5 4 0 0 5 0 483
2014 232 218 3 5 0 0 5 0 463
2015 223 191 2 6 0 0 2 0 424
2016 258 238 1 9 2 0 8 0 516
2017 253 212 2 16 1 0 9 0 493
2018 240 196 0 21 0 0 9 0 466
2019 248 230 1 16 0 0 9 0 504
2020 234 255 2 18 0 0 8 0 517
2021 207 284 2 18 1 0 11 0 523

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 429 29.7 14.4 n/a
1989 443 32.0 13.8 n/a
1990 483 34.0 14.2 25.9
1991 564 31.3 18.0 27.1
1992 544 31.9 17.0 25.4
1993 546 32.3 16.9 25.5
1994 541 34.0 15.9 27.9
1995 520 33.3 15.6 31.3
1996 520 33.3 15.6 31.3
1997 520 33.0 15.8 26.7
1998 474 33.0 14.4 30.4
1999 457 22.3 20.5 25.4
2000 471 34.0 13.9 28.7
2001 447 35.0 12.8 28.9
2002 511 33.0 15.5 33.7
2003 511 33.0 15.5 33.7
2004 512 34.0 15.1 35.5
2005 470 34.0 13.8 61.5
2006 456 36.0 12.7 99.3
2007 461 36.0 12.8 99.3
2008 461 35.0 13.2 99.3
2009 455 35.0 13.0 99.3
2010 464 33.8 12.8 99.4
2011 468 33.8 13.8 99.4
2012 487 33.6 14.4 99.4
2013 483 33.6 14.3 51.8
2014 463 36.2 12.7 99.4
2015 424 35.0 12.1 99.3
2016 516 38.0 13.5 100
2017 493 37.7 13.0 66.7
2018 466 37.9 12.2 70.6
2019 504 39.9 12.6 100
2020 517 39.9 12.9 100
2021 523 42.5 12.3 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio West Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 429 29.7 14.4 n/a
1989 443 32.0 13.8 n/a
1990 483 34.0 14.2 25.9
1991 564 31.3 18.0 27.1
1992 544 31.9 17.0 25.4
1993 546 32.3 16.9 25.5
1994 541 34.0 15.9 27.9
1995 520 33.3 15.6 31.3
1996 520 33.3 15.6 31.3
1997 520 33.0 15.8 26.7
1998 474 33.0 14.4 30.4
1999 457 22.3 20.5 25.4
2000 471 34.0 13.9 28.7
2001 447 35.0 12.8 28.9
2002 511 33.0 15.5 33.7
2003 511 33.0 15.5 33.7
2004 512 34.0 15.1 35.5
2005 470 34.0 13.8 61.5
2006 456 36.0 12.7 99.3
2007 461 36.0 12.8 99.3
2008 461 35.0 13.2 99.3
2009 455 35.0 13.0 99.3
2010 464 33.8 12.8 99.4
2011 468 33.8 13.8 99.4
2012 487 33.6 14.4 99.4
2013 483 33.6 14.3 51.8
2014 463 36.2 12.7 99.4
2015 424 35.0 12.1 99.3
2016 516 38.0 13.5 100
2017 493 37.7 13.0 66.7
2018 466 37.9 12.2 70.6
2019 504 39.9 12.6 100
2020 517 39.9 12.9 100
2021 523 42.5 12.3 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for West Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $876 (10.6%) $7,391 (89.4%) $8,267

Data source: Arkansas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on West Junior High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 214th of 319 Middle schoolsRanks 268th of 330 Middle schools
 14.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
7th Grade English (West Junior High School)75.968.4
 7.5%
   7th Grade English (West Memphis School District)69.161.9
 7.2%
   7th Grade English (Arkansas)78.375.9
 2.4%
7th Grade Math (West Junior High School)36.122.3
 13.8%
   7th Grade Math (West Memphis School District)27.915.7
 12.2%
   7th Grade Math (Arkansas)47.737.4
 10.3%
7th Grade Science (West Junior High School)34.920.8
 14.1%
   7th Grade Science (West Memphis School District)25.813
 12.8%
   7th Grade Science (Arkansas)4338.5
 4.5%
7th Grade Reading (West Junior High School)32.822.2
 10.6%
   7th Grade Reading (West Memphis School District)23.814.9
 8.9%
   7th Grade Reading (Arkansas)39.233.5
 5.7%
8th Grade English (West Junior High School)72.867.9
 4.9%
   8th Grade English (West Memphis School District)62.854.1
 8.7%
   8th Grade English (Arkansas)74.170.3
 3.8%
8th Grade Math (West Junior High School)42.921.7
 21.2%
   8th Grade Math (West Memphis School District)26.713.4
 13.3%
   8th Grade Math (Arkansas)47.736.2
 11.5%
8th Grade Science (West Junior High School)34.418.9
 15.5%
   8th Grade Science (West Memphis School District)23.212.6
 10.6%
   8th Grade Science (Arkansas)42.536.1
 6.4%
8th Grade Reading (West Junior High School)50.741.3
 9.4%
   8th Grade Reading (West Memphis School District)39.932.8
 7.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Arkansas)53.148.7
 4.4%
9th Grade English (West Junior High School)52.243
 9.2%
   9th Grade English (West Memphis School District)42.738.1
 4.6%
   9th Grade English (Arkansas)58.654.9
 3.7%
9th Grade Math (West Junior High School)2911.8
 17.2%
   9th Grade Math (West Memphis School District)19.28.6
 10.6%
   9th Grade Math (Arkansas)35.826.8
 9%
9th Grade Science (West Junior High School)33.715.5
 18.2%
   9th Grade Science (West Memphis School District)21.711.5
 10.2%
   9th Grade Science (Arkansas)3531.3
 3.7%
9th Grade Reading (West Junior High School)34.920.3
 14.6%
   9th Grade Reading (West Memphis School District)23.917.6
 6.3%
   9th Grade Reading (Arkansas)37.434.6
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students504523
 3.8%
African American230284
 23.5%
American Indian01
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic1618
 12.5%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races911
 22.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arkansas State Board of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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