Westar Elementary School

Public, Charter K-8

 17777 W. Westar Dr.
       Goodyear, AZ  85338


 (623) 474-6600

District: Liberty Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
366th of 1,100 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  19.4
Number of students:  682

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.4%
Hispanic:
23.0%
African American:
4.7%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  19.9%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Westar Elementary School ranked better than 66.7% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Liberty Elementary District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.87. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Westar Elementary School ranked better than 71.4% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.02. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.4%), Hispanic (23%), African American (4.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 19.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Liberty Elementary District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westar Elementary School is 19.4, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Liberty Elementary District! (See more...)
Compare Westar Elementary School employs 35 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Westar Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westar Elementary School 366th of 1100 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Westar Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Westar Elementary School 195th of 681 Arizona public middle schools. (See Westar Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Liberty Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Elementary District 217th of 452 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westar Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 82.76 156th 1034 84.9%
2010 75.29 257th 1064 75.8%
2011 68.24 340th 1049 67.6%
2012 73.34 281st 1114 74.8%
2013 72.62 298th 1130 73.6%
2014 75.43 264th 1051 74.9%
2015 81.38 154th 929 83.4%
2016 71.29 291st 1073 72.9%
2017 64.87 366th 1100 66.7%

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

Rank History for Westar Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 82.40 101st 662 84.7%
2010 73.02 170th 690 75.4%
2011 74.28 160th 684 76.6%
2012 72.04 191st 767 75.1%
2013 69.71 203rd 781 74.0%
2014 68.13 203rd 694 70.7%
2015 72.07 126th 519 75.7%
2016 82.24 97th 669 85.5%
2017 65.02 195th 681 71.4%

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

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a teacher
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Open Quote An amazing school with supportive parents and principal. However, the district office is always working against this school trying to get teachers to do and be just like all their other schools. Now may I ask, why are they not saying, what are you doing, we want to know because we want our other schools to be just like you. Top down leadership at its best. At that, they work harder to harass teachers and run them out. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Open Quote It's a horrible school, nasty and unhealthy lunches, racist kids, teachers that have no idea how to run a classroom. Principal and Admins will do nothing about bullying, they refuse to admit there is a problem. Special Ed teachers here will act kind in front of parents, then mistreat their students. Minority and or special needs kids will not have an easy time here. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Westar Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 273 15 13 61 4 n/a n/a 0 366
2006 311 10 18 67 1 n/a n/a 0 407
2007 357 19 28 85 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2008 402 29 29 99 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2009 421 45 27 110 3 n/a n/a 0 606
2010 401 36 22 105 2 n/a n/a 0 566
2011 382 33 25 125 1 1 5 0 572
2012 380 35 11 122 4 1 5 0 558
2013 398 30 15 140 4 0 9 0 596
2014 426 33 14 144 3 3 9 0 632
2015 446 32 13 157 3 7 24 0 682

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 Westar Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 366 23.3 15.7 20.5
2006 407 26.1 15.6 17.7
2007 489 28.5 17.2 11.9
2008 559 35.0 16.0 0.2
2009 606 34.0 17.8 19.1
2010 566 32.0 17.6 18.4
2011 572 29.0 19.7 19.9
2012 558 31.0 18.0 22.2
2013 596 30.5 19.5 23.3
2014 632 35.0 18.0 20.6
2015 682 35.0 19.4 19.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Westar Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 366 23.3 15.7 20.5
2006 407 26.1 15.6 17.7
2007 489 28.5 17.2 11.9
2008 559 35.0 16.0 0.2
2009 606 34.0 17.8 19.1
2010 566 32.0 17.6 18.4
2011 572 29.0 19.7 19.9
2012 558 31.0 18.0 22.2
2013 596 30.5 19.5 23.3
2014 632 35.0 18.0 20.6
2015 682 35.0 19.4 19.9

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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