Westgate Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 8550 West Vassar Drive
       Lakewood, CO  80227-3111


(303) 982-9130

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
793rd of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,039 Help

Students who attend Westgate Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Carmody Middle School
High:    Bear Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.5%
White:
42.7%
Two or more races:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.8%

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Compare Details Westgate Elementary School ranks worse than 86.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 90th among 98 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.5%), White (42.7%), two or more races (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westgate Elementary School is 15, which is the 46th best among 98 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westgate Elementary School is $12,039, which is the 22nd highest among 98 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Westgate Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westgate Elementary School 793rd of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Westgate Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 28th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westgate Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.66 451st 808 44.2%
2005 48.95 470th 823 42.9%
2006 46.40 480th 829 42.1%
2007 36.26 591st 852 30.6%
2008 44.14 528th 849 37.8%
2009 34.75 624th 872 28.4%
2010 32.48 672nd 925 27.4%
2011 34.72 658th 935 29.6%
2012 29.14 695th 935 25.7%
2013 32.50 682nd 954 28.5%
2014 31.49 689th 962 28.4%
2015 24.28 698th 938 25.6%
2016 24.86 667th 914 27.0%
2017 30.70 626th 929 32.6%
2018 23.57 686th 917 25.2%
2019 14.73 841st 965 12.8%
2021 12.16 669th 710 5.8%
2022 15.02 793rd 921 13.9%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Open Quote Westgate is an excellent school that has made great strides. Especially in reading. Our kids love it at Westgate. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, May 25, 2013

Open Quote I love this school and the staff here. My kids are doing great and I feel like my needs are being met. The Staff is willing to hear concerns and to help the students and family through it. The scores are imporving and my kids are still enjoying school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westgate Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 591 10 9 52 2 n/a n/a 0 664
1989 562 8 13 56 3 n/a n/a 0 642
1990 585 4 15 53 6 n/a n/a 0 663
1991 628 5 16 54 1 n/a n/a 0 704
1992 645 6 15 57 5 n/a n/a 0 728
1993 653 13 21 68 3 n/a n/a 0 758
1994 648 18 19 75 6 n/a n/a 0 766
1995 625 13 21 107 8 n/a n/a 0 774
1996 625 13 21 107 8 n/a n/a 0 774
1997 620 17 25 115 7 n/a n/a 0 784
1998 565 20 41 108 7 n/a n/a 0 741
1999 564 23 43 148 9 n/a n/a 0 787
2000 535 26 40 139 11 n/a n/a 0 751
2001 498 28 39 152 16 n/a n/a 0 733
2002 410 18 32 155 13 n/a n/a 0 628
2003 410 18 32 155 13 n/a n/a 0 628
2004 397 23 22 152 15 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 362 20 23 126 12 n/a n/a 0 543
2006 386 24 23 146 10 n/a n/a 0 589
2007 379 20 25 139 12 n/a n/a 0 575
2008 383 19 27 151 8 n/a n/a 0 588
2009 366 17 27 167 7 n/a n/a 0 584
2010 376 19 24 182 6 n/a n/a 0 607
2011 335 9 20 231 4 0 27 0 626
2012 317 10 20 225 3 0 17 0 592
2013 311 17 17 230 4 0 21 0 600
2014 295 11 17 257 7 0 31 0 618
2015 285 18 22 276 3 1 32 0 637
2016 256 8 18 262 4 2 25 0 575
2017 235 17 20 272 2 1 26 0 573
2018 204 15 23 258 1 1 32 0 534
2019 213 16 12 191 1 2 23 0 458
2020 200 10 10 215 5 0 25 0 465
2021 167 7 6 180 2 0 21 0 383
2022 156 12 9 166 1 1 20 0 365

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 Westgate Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 28.5 23.2 n/a
1989 642 28.0 22.9 6.9
1990 663 26.1 25.4 6.2
1991 704 29.0 24.2 8
1992 728 31.9 22.8 6
1993 758 33.4 22.7 8.3
1994 766 35.1 21.8 11.1
1995 774 33.6 23.0 12.4
1996 774 33.6 23.0 12.4
1997 784 35.1 22.3 12.6
1998 741 34.1 21.7 13.1
1999 787 37.1 21.2 14
2000 751 32.0 23.5 17
2001 733 37.0 19.8 21.8
2002 628 34.0 18.5 26.8
2003 628 34.0 18.5 26.8
2004 609 30.4 20.0 29.4
2005 543 29.3 18.5 31.7
2006 589 30.2 19.5 41.4
2007 575 30.9 18.6 44.5
2008 588 32.5 18.1 46.1
2009 584 32.0 18.3 49.8
2010 607 35.3 17.1 54.7
2011 626 35.5 17.6 54.6
2012 592 34.5 17.1 56.8
2013 600 34.8 17.2 63.7
2014 618 30.1 20.5 56.8
2015 637 36.0 17.6 59.3
2016 575 35.0 16.4 59.3
2017 573 31.0 18.4 61.1
2018 534 27.4 19.4 63.3
2019 458 23.6 19.3 65.3
2020 465 26.6 17.4 66.7
2021 383 27.0 14.1 69.7
2022 365 24.3 15.0 63.8

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 Westgate Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 664 28.5 23.2 n/a
1989 642 28.0 22.9 6.9
1990 663 26.1 25.4 6.2
1991 704 29.0 24.2 8
1992 728 31.9 22.8 6
1993 758 33.4 22.7 8.3
1994 766 35.1 21.8 11.1
1995 774 33.6 23.0 12.4
1996 774 33.6 23.0 12.4
1997 784 35.1 22.3 12.6
1998 741 34.1 21.7 13.1
1999 787 37.1 21.2 14
2000 751 32.0 23.5 17
2001 733 37.0 19.8 21.8
2002 628 34.0 18.5 26.8
2003 628 34.0 18.5 26.8
2004 609 30.4 20.0 29.4
2005 543 29.3 18.5 31.7
2006 589 30.2 19.5 41.4
2007 575 30.9 18.6 44.5
2008 588 32.5 18.1 46.1
2009 584 32.0 18.3 49.8
2010 607 35.3 17.1 54.7
2011 626 35.5 17.6 54.6
2012 592 34.5 17.1 56.8
2013 600 34.8 17.2 63.7
2014 618 30.1 20.5 56.8
2015 637 36.0 17.6 59.3
2016 575 35.0 16.4 59.3
2017 573 31.0 18.4 61.1
2018 534 27.4 19.4 63.3
2019 458 23.6 19.3 65.3
2020 465 26.6 17.4 66.7
2021 383 27.0 14.1 69.7
2022 365 24.3 15.0 63.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Westgate Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $632 (5.2%) $11,406 (94.7%) $12,039

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westgate Elementary 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 (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 841st of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 793rd of 921 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westgate Elementary School)9.921.3
 11.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)46.347.9
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
3rd Grade Math (Westgate Elementary School)12.323.4
 11.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)45.747.4
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4139.4
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westgate Elementary School)23.918.6
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)5653.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (Westgate Elementary School)14.910
 4.9%
   4th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.538
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.630.7
 2.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Westgate Elementary School)3026.9
 3.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)53.653.3
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Westgate Elementary School)18.617.6
 1%
   5th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.439.4
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Westgate Elementary School)20.622.5
 1.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.2
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Westgate Elementary School)15.116.6
 1.5%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.837.4
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students458383
 16.4%
African American167
 56.3%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian126
 50%
Hispanic191180
 5.8%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White213167
 21.6%
Two or More Races2321
 8.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.3%69.7%
 4.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Westgate Elementary School

Students who attend Westgate Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Carmody Middle School
High : Bear Creek High School

Students at Westgate Elementary School are 45% Hispanic, 43% White, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 365 students attended Westgate Elementary School.

Westgate Elementary School ranks in the bottom 13.9% of Colorado elementary schools.


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

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