Westar Elementary School

Public K-8

 17777 W. Westar Dr.
       Goodyear, AZ  85338


 (623) 474-6600

 School Website

District: Liberty Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
314th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.6
Number of students:  712

Racial breakdown:
White:
63.2%
Hispanic:
27.2%
African American:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Westar Elementary School ranked better than 71.7% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Liberty Elementary District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.08. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Westar Elementary School ranked better than 76.8% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.33. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Westar Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Liberty Elementary District. Racial makeup is: White (63.2%), Hispanic (27.2%), African American (3.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 25.3% 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 22.6, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Liberty Elementary District! (See more...)
Compare Westar Elementary School employs 31.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Westar Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westar Elementary School 314th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Westar Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Westar Elementary School 165th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Westar Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Liberty Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Elementary District 204th of 445 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 158th 1062 85.1%
2010 75.29 260th 1090 76.1%
2011 68.24 344th 1075 68.0%
2012 73.34 285th 1141 75.0%
2013 72.62 304th 1158 73.7%
2014 75.43 267th 1079 75.3%
2015 81.38 159th 955 83.4%
2016 71.29 295th 1079 72.7%
2017 64.87 370th 1106 66.5%
2018 71.08 314th 1109 71.7%

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 100th 663 84.9%
2010 73.02 170th 692 75.4%
2011 74.28 159th 685 76.8%
2012 72.04 193rd 772 75.0%
2013 69.71 208th 787 73.6%
2014 68.13 202nd 690 70.7%
2015 72.07 128th 521 75.4%
2016 82.24 98th 677 85.5%
2017 65.02 196th 695 71.8%
2018 72.33 165th 711 76.8%

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
2016 455 27 9 164 5 7 19 0 686
2017 450 25 8 194 4 6 25 0 712

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
2016 686 31.0 22.1 21.9
2017 712 31.5 22.6 25.3

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
2016 686 31.0 22.1 21.9
2017 712 31.5 22.6 25.3

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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