West Noble Elementary School

Summary:

West Noble Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ligonier, Indiana, serving around 480 students in grades 2-4. The school is part of the West Noble School Corporation, which is ranked 255 out of 381 school districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While West Noble Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (around 58%) compared to the state average and nearby schools, the school consistently underperforms on ILEARN tests for English Language Arts and Math. In the 2023-2024 school year, only 22.05% of students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 38.6% for 3rd grade and 41.8% for 4th grade. The school also experiences high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 9.3% to 26.5% over the past few years, which is much higher than the state average. Additionally, over 65% of West Noble Elementary students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

Interestingly, nearby schools like New Paris Elementary and Benton Elementary, which are part of the Fairfield Community Schools district, consistently outperform West Noble Elementary on academic measures, despite serving similar student populations. This suggests that the challenges faced by West Noble Elementary, such as the high percentage of Hispanic students, high rates of economic disadvantage, and high chronic absenteeism, may be contributing to the school's underperformance compared to state and district averages.


Detail:

Public 2-4

 5294 N Us 33
       Ligonier, IN  46767


(260) 894-3191

District: West Noble School Corporation

SchoolDigger Rank:
758th of 1,010 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,967 Help


Students who attend West Noble Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    West Noble Middle School
High:    West Noble High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  480

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
58.8%
White:
39.6%
Two or more races:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details West Noble Elementary School ranks worse than 75% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.28. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.8%), White (39.6%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Noble Elementary School is 14.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Noble Elementary School is $9,967.
Schooldigger Rankings:

West Noble Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

West Noble School Corporation:

SchoolDigger ranks West Noble School Corporation 255th of 381 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Noble Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 44.79 617th 959 35.7%
2006 41.53 657th 961 31.6%
2007 11.63 911th 985 7.5%
2008 21.35 858th 996 13.9%
2009 44.47 665th 1003 33.7%
2010 48.42 619th 1009 38.7%
2011 51.01 615th 1025 40.0%
2012 55.13 536th 1015 47.2%
2013 39.42 756th 1035 27.0%
2014 37.79 770th 1036 25.7%
2015 44.08 669th 1040 35.7%
2016 50.03 610th 1046 41.7%
2017 42.74 663rd 1033 35.8%
2018 49.66 585th 1027 43.0%
2019 42.07 660th 1031 36.0%
2021 29.51 748th 1016 26.4%
2022 37.65 677th 1020 33.6%
2023 27.41 752nd 1016 26.0%
2024 26.28 758th 1010 25.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a teacher
Sunday, January 16, 2011

Open Quote The students and teachers work extremely hard, but there many students to whom English is a second language. The students work hard to overcome this challenge, but it is easier for some than others. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Noble Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 698 0 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1989 735 0 0 28 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1990 718 0 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 739
1991 685 0 1 32 0 n/a n/a 0 718
1992 649 1 0 34 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1993 637 0 0 50 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1994 641 0 0 59 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1995 541 0 3 75 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1996 541 0 3 75 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1997 505 1 2 84 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1998 494 0 1 114 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1999 488 0 2 118 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2000 466 0 2 131 0 n/a n/a 0 599
2001 462 0 1 138 0 n/a n/a 0 601
2002 441 1 2 181 0 n/a n/a 0 625
2003 441 1 2 181 0 n/a n/a 0 625
2004 435 3 2 196 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2005 406 5 2 210 2 n/a n/a 0 625
2006 393 8 5 246 0 n/a n/a 0 652
2007 389 7 4 261 0 n/a n/a 19 680
2008 359 5 3 243 0 n/a n/a 17 627
2009 324 3 2 241 0 n/a n/a 20 590
2010 347 2 3 224 0 n/a n/a 26 602
2011 336 1 1 229 0 0 9 0 576
2012 300 0 0 251 0 0 4 0 555
2013 281 0 0 262 0 0 8 0 551
2014 260 1 0 285 0 0 9 0 555
2015 263 1 1 274 0 2 7 0 548
2016 262 1 3 289 0 1 5 0 561
2017 278 1 4 292 0 0 3 0 578
2018 272 1 5 296 0 0 3 0 577
2019 251 0 4 278 1 0 5 0 539
2020 222 0 4 256 0 0 2 0 484
2021 193 1 0 239 0 0 3 0 436
2022 197 0 0 267 1 0 2 0 467
2023 190 2 1 282 1 0 4 0 480

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 Noble Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 710 31.8 22.3 15.4
1989 763 32.8 23.2 10.1
1990 739 33.6 21.9 11.4
1991 718 33.8 21.2 13.5
1992 684 15.0 45.6 17.8
1993 687 33.1 20.8 23
1994 700 32.2 21.7 25.4
1995 619 30.4 20.4 23.6
1996 619 30.4 20.4 23.6
1997 592 31.0 19.1 25.2
1998 609 30.2 20.2 27.6
1999 608 32.0 19.0 39.6
2000 599 31.5 19.0 43.9
2001 601 30.9 19.4 43.4
2002 625 33.7 18.5 50.1
2003 625 33.7 18.5 50.1
2004 636 36.4 17.5 54.7
2005 625 35.4 17.7 54.9
2006 652 34.9 18.7 60.1
2007 680 n/a n/a 65.2
2008 627 37.7 16.6 66.6
2009 590 33.9 17.4 69.5
2010 602 39.7 15.1 76.4
2011 576 34.5 16.6 68.2
2012 555 35.0 15.8 70.6
2013 551 38.0 14.4 72.1
2014 555 36.0 15.3 73.9
2015 548 35.0 15.6 69
2016 561 32.0 17.5 63.6
2017 578 33.4 17.2 63.8
2018 577 31.2 18.4 64.3
2019 539 32.2 16.7 59.9
2020 484 29.2 16.5 63
2021 436 27.9 15.5 59.6
2022 467 32.5 14.3 51.4
2023 480 33.0 14.5 65.2

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 Noble Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 710 31.8 22.3 15.4
1989 763 32.8 23.2 10.1
1990 739 33.6 21.9 11.4
1991 718 33.8 21.2 13.5
1992 684 15.0 45.6 17.8
1993 687 33.1 20.8 23
1994 700 32.2 21.7 25.4
1995 619 30.4 20.4 23.6
1996 619 30.4 20.4 23.6
1997 592 31.0 19.1 25.2
1998 609 30.2 20.2 27.6
1999 608 32.0 19.0 39.6
2000 599 31.5 19.0 43.9
2001 601 30.9 19.4 43.4
2002 625 33.7 18.5 50.1
2003 625 33.7 18.5 50.1
2004 636 36.4 17.5 54.7
2005 625 35.4 17.7 54.9
2006 652 34.9 18.7 60.1
2007 680 n/a n/a 65.2
2008 627 37.7 16.6 66.6
2009 590 33.9 17.4 69.5
2010 602 39.7 15.1 76.4
2011 576 34.5 16.6 68.2
2012 555 35.0 15.8 70.6
2013 551 38.0 14.4 72.1
2014 555 36.0 15.3 73.9
2015 548 35.0 15.6 69
2016 561 32.0 17.5 63.6
2017 578 33.4 17.2 63.8
2018 577 31.2 18.4 64.3
2019 539 32.2 16.7 59.9
2020 484 29.2 16.5 63
2021 436 27.9 15.5 59.6
2022 467 32.5 14.3 51.4
2023 480 33.0 14.5 65.2

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 Noble Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $515 (5.7%) $8,502 (94.3%) $9,018
2020 $323 (3.8%) $8,165 (96.2%) $8,488
2021 $569 (5.6%) $9,654 (94.4%) $10,223
2022 $535 (5.4%) $9,432 (94.6%) $9,967

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Noble 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 660th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 752nd of 1016 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Elementary School)38.623.1
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)38.623.1
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (West Noble Elementary School)55.638.7
 16.9%
   3rd Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)55.638.7
 16.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Elementary School)43.329.5
 13.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)43.329.5
 13.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (West Noble Elementary School)44.939.6
 5.3%
   4th Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)44.939.6
 5.3%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (West Noble Elementary School)40.112.2
 27.9%
   4th Grade Science (West Noble School Corporation)40.112.2
 27.9%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students539480
 10.9%
African American02
American Indian11
Asian41
 75%
Hispanic278282
 1.4%
Pacific Islander00
White251190
 24.3%
Two or More Races54
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.9%65.2%
 5.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about West Noble Elementary School

West Noble Elementary School ranks in the bottom 25.0% of Indiana elementary schools.

Students who attend West Noble Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Noble Middle School
High : West Noble High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 480 students attended West Noble Elementary School.

Students at West Noble Elementary School are 59% Hispanic, 40% White.


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

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