West Gate K-8 School

Public PK, KG-8

 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd
       Port St Lucie, FL  34986-2916


(772) 807-7600

District: St. Lucie

SchoolDigger Rank:
991st of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,731 Help


Students who attend West Gate K-8 School usually attend:

High:    St. Lucie West Centennial High

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  1,522

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
33.2%
White:
31.9%
African American:
26.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.3% Help


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Compare Details West Gate K-8 School ranks better than 55.8% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 5th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.09. (See more...)
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Compare Details West Gate K-8 School ranks better than 64.7% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.73. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at West Gate K-8 School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (33.2%), White (31.9%), African American (26.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Gate K-8 School is 17.9. 21 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Gate K-8 School is $10,731. 21 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

West Gate K-8 School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks West Gate K-8 School 418th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See West Gate K-8 School in the ranking list.)

St. Lucie:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Lucie 49th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Gate K-8 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 55.37 865th 1847 53.2%
2010 57.85 871st 1919 54.6%
2011 62.11 802nd 1985 59.6%
2012 60.52 779th 1984 60.7%
2013 72.81 499th 2029 75.4%
2014 64.60 706th 2064 65.8%
2016 72.59 550th 2087 73.6%
2017 74.61 502nd 2112 76.2%
2018 68.99 632nd 2118 70.2%
2019 65.81 716th 2182 67.2%
2021 64.11 771st 2247 65.7%
2022 63.27 777th 2219 65.0%
2023 54.09 990th 2240 55.8%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for West Gate K-8 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 61.36 317th 780 59.4%
2010 58.65 375th 839 55.3%
2011 70.24 263rd 891 70.5%
2012 61.14 343rd 897 61.8%
2013 67.82 292nd 956 69.5%
2014 75.91 219th 999 78.1%
2016 73.24 245th 997 75.4%
2017 76.37 222nd 1031 78.5%
2018 69.97 288th 1035 72.2%
2019 69.14 315th 1099 71.3%
2021 67.87 327th 1136 71.2%
2022 59.53 427th 1148 62.8%
2023 61.73 415th 1177 64.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Monday, February 11, 2019

Open Quote This school has the worst grading policy in America. Students that fail to do assignments are given a grade of 50. This is the dumbing down of America because of garbage schools like this Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Open Quote My son has autism. They will not acknowledge this. We are asking for an iep but they are dragging their feet. Hes at a 4th grade level vs his chronological age but the teachers still hold him to 8th grade standards. He fails while they ignore him. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Gate K-8 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 847 372 28 407 4 n/a n/a 99 1757
2008 786 345 32 420 3 n/a n/a 95 1681
2009 683 301 29 367 3 n/a n/a 87 1470
2010 652 328 28 275 6 n/a n/a 71 1360
2011 615 309 26 363 6 2 32 0 1353
2012 563 305 27 365 7 2 39 0 1308
2013 558 291 30 365 6 5 43 0 1298
2014 543 273 24 332 5 3 42 0 1222
2015 525 294 23 333 3 3 51 0 1232
2016 522 305 29 349 2 2 53 0 1262
2017 530 281 34 343 3 2 59 0 1252
2018 537 293 39 388 3 1 64 0 1325
2019 519 283 39 401 4 1 63 0 1310
2020 518 305 33 405 3 1 69 0 1334
2021 508 311 34 449 3 2 67 0 1374
2022 490 380 29 487 2 2 58 0 1448
2023 485 410 41 505 1 2 78 0 1522

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

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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 Gate K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1757 85.0 20.7 41
2008 1681 100.0 16.8 31.6
2009 1470 103.7 16.9 43.4
2010 1360 85.0 16.0 48.3
2011 1353 91.0 14.8 47.6
2012 1308 89.0 14.6 47.9
2013 1298 87.0 14.9 44.8
2014 1222 83.0 14.7 50.8
2015 1232 84.0 14.6 52.2
2016 1262 83.0 15.2 57.7
2017 1252 80.0 15.6 55
2018 1325 81.0 16.3 51.2
2019 1310 80.0 16.3 49.8
2020 1334 83.0 16.0 46
2021 1374 78.0 17.6 57.9
2022 1448 83.0 17.4 54.6
2023 1522 85.0 17.9 59.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio West Gate K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1757 85.0 20.7 41
2008 1681 100.0 16.8 31.6
2009 1470 103.7 16.9 43.4
2010 1360 85.0 16.0 48.3
2011 1353 91.0 14.8 47.6
2012 1308 89.0 14.6 47.9
2013 1298 87.0 14.9 44.8
2014 1222 83.0 14.7 50.8
2015 1232 84.0 14.6 52.2
2016 1262 83.0 15.2 57.7
2017 1252 80.0 15.6 55
2018 1325 81.0 16.3 51.2
2019 1310 80.0 16.3 49.8
2020 1334 83.0 16.0 46
2021 1374 78.0 17.6 57.9
2022 1448 83.0 17.4 54.6
2023 1522 85.0 17.9 59.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West Gate K-8 School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $550 (6.9%) $7,428 (93.1%) $7,978
2019 $656 (8.3%) $7,289 (91.7%) $7,945
2020 $697 (8.1%) $7,948 (91.9%) $8,644
2021 $951 (10.7%) $7,922 (89.3%) $8,873
2022 $1,362 (14.4%) $8,075 (85.5%) $9,439
2023 $2,002 (18.7%) $8,729 (81.3%) $10,731

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Gate K-8 School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 716th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 990th of 2240 Elementary schools
 11.4%
Ranks 315th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 415th of 1177 Middle schools
 6.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)7163
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5048
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)6067
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5554
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)6654
 12%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5148
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)6544
 21%
   4th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5449
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)5263
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4845
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)7666
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4743
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (West Gate K-8 School)5952
 7%
   5th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4647
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)6260
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)6864
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4742
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)6155
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4943
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)5755
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5041
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (West Gate K-8 School)7151
 20%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5445
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (West Gate K-8 School)5713
 44%
   8th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)3426
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (West Gate K-8 School)5647
 9%
   8th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4841
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (West Gate K-8 School)8666
 20%
   End of Course Civics (St. Lucie)6861
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (West Gate K-8 School)7062
 8%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (West Gate K-8 School)10083
 17%
   End of Course Geometry (St. Lucie)5539
 16%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13101522
 16.2%
African American283410
 44.9%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian3941
 5.1%
Hispanic401505
 25.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White519485
 6.6%
Two or More Races6378
 23.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.8%59.3%
 9.6%


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West Gate K-8 School ranks 991st of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,522 students attended West Gate K-8 School.

Students who attend West Gate K-8 School usually go on to attend:

High : St. Lucie West Centennial High

Students at West Gate K-8 School are 33% Hispanic, 32% White, 27% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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