West Elementary School

Summary:

West Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 469 students in grades K-4 in Wyoming, Michigan, which is part of the Wyoming Public Schools district. The school faces significant challenges, including a diverse and economically disadvantaged student population, low academic performance, and high chronic absenteeism rates.

West Elementary's student population is notably different from nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (39.02%) and African American (26.44%) students compared to White students (23.03%). Academically, the school's performance on state assessments is significantly below state averages, with only 21.9% of 3rd graders and 16.9% of 4th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts. The school also has high rates of chronic absenteeism, ranging from 25.7% to 56.9% in recent years, which likely contributes to the low academic outcomes. Additionally, West Elementary has a very high percentage of students (87.85%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

Interestingly, the nearby schools, such as Parkview Elementary, Oriole Park Elementary, and Gladiola Elementary, have similar demographic and academic profiles to West Elementary, suggesting a broader challenge in the area. In contrast, the Vanguard Charter Academy, located a bit further away, has significantly higher academic performance, with 75.6% of 3rd graders proficient or better in ELA and 76.7% proficient or better in Math. This highlights the potential for improvement at West Elementary and its nearby counterparts, despite the relatively high per-student spending at West Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-4

 1840 38th St SW
       Wyoming, MI  49519-3768


(616) 530-7533

District: Wyoming Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1189th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,757 Help


Students who attend West Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wyoming Intermediate
    Wyoming Junior High School
High:    Wyoming High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  469

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
39.0%
African American:
26.4%
White:
23.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.8% Help


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Compare Details West Elementary School ranks worse than 80.9% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Wyoming Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.33. (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 West Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Wyoming Public Schools District. Student population at West Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (39%), African American (26.4%), White (23%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Elementary School is 15.1, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Wyoming Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Elementary School is $16,757, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Wyoming Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Elementary School 1189th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See West Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Wyoming Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wyoming Public Schools 522nd of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 60.79 703rd 1545 54.5%
2007 48.55 1030th 1565 34.2%
2008 55.49 892nd 1577 43.4%
2009 43.76 1165th 1589 26.7%
2010 48.50 1092nd 1552 29.6%
2011 53.83 924th 1552 40.5%
2012 45.95 935th 1566 40.3%
2013 44.94 929th 1563 40.6%
2014 36.36 1078th 1533 29.7%
2015 40.18 1007th 1580 36.3%
2016 34.19 1047th 1548 32.4%
2017 16.66 1218th 1466 16.9%
2018 24.10 1155th 1448 20.2%
2019 19.62 1145th 1408 18.7%
2022 20.43 1071st 1344 20.3%
2023 18.33 1189th 1470 19.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.24 247th 270 8.5%
2019 23.03 93rd 117 20.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.04 375th 403 6.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.95 1014th 1397 27.4%
2019 32.61 813th 1134 28.3%
2022 30.70 783rd 1099 28.8%
2023 27.74 999th 1350 26.0%
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Rank History for Female students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.51 1070th 1443 25.8%
2019 14.74 1041st 1171 11.1%
2022 14.47 995th 1106 10.0%
2023 13.69 1170th 1321 11.4%
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Rank History for Male students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.21 1183rd 1446 18.2%
2019 15.51 1050th 1196 12.2%
2022 15.73 993rd 1139 12.8%
2023 15.80 1129th 1334 15.4%
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Rank History for African American students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.09 262nd 475 44.8%
2023 30.69 210th 321 34.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.03 131st 222 41.0%
2019 41.97 46th 86 46.5%
2022 31.50 58th 86 32.6%
2023 20.51 157th 188 16.5%
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Rank History for White students at West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.24 892nd 1253 28.8%
2019 35.14 758th 1128 32.8%
2022 46.07 590th 1102 46.5%
2023 18.95 1018th 1198 15.0%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for West Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 372 18 17 13 1 n/a n/a -85 336
1989 376 24 20 12 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1990 391 25 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1991 387 23 15 12 0 n/a n/a -1 436
1992 420 15 15 18 1 n/a n/a 0 469
1993 402 23 15 21 1 n/a n/a 0 462
1994 300 17 12 17 2 n/a n/a 0 348
1995 325 26 8 38 4 n/a n/a 0 401
1996 325 26 8 38 4 n/a n/a 0 401
1997 292 26 9 28 2 n/a n/a 0 357
1998 260 32 6 35 2 n/a n/a 0 335
1999 248 35 6 37 1 n/a n/a 0 327
2000 236 43 6 37 2 n/a n/a 8 332
2001 230 37 8 33 3 n/a n/a 0 311
2002 238 35 11 43 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2003 238 35 11 43 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2004 191 43 8 43 1 n/a n/a 0 286
2005 234 52 16 59 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2006 200 46 16 67 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2007 228 66 10 38 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2008 221 47 6 49 1 n/a n/a 20 344
2009 200 44 6 57 1 n/a n/a 20 328
2010 220 45 9 49 2 n/a n/a 15 340
2011 214 63 9 120 2 0 25 0 433
2012 213 62 8 121 2 0 26 0 432
2013 218 65 6 134 3 0 31 0 457
2014 206 62 3 138 0 0 39 0 448
2015 209 65 1 162 0 0 34 0 471
2016 181 67 3 160 2 0 34 0 447
2017 163 89 6 202 2 0 47 0 509
2018 150 109 5 208 1 1 50 0 524
2019 148 110 7 217 0 1 51 0 534
2020 150 108 3 191 0 1 42 0 495
2021 127 116 4 204 0 1 51 0 503
2022 128 110 4 189 1 1 51 0 484
2023 108 124 3 183 1 0 50 0 469

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 n/a n/a n/a
1989 432 n/a n/a 7.6
1990 441 26.0 16.9 7.5
1991 436 n/a n/a n/a
1992 469 n/a n/a n/a
1993 462 n/a 0.0 21.6
1994 348 15.5 22.5 16.1
1995 401 17.4 23.0 23.7
1996 401 17.4 23.0 23.7
1997 357 19.0 18.8 21.3
1998 335 19.0 17.6 26.3
1999 327 18.0 18.2 26.6
2000 332 17.5 18.5 39.8
2001 311 17.0 18.3 36.7
2002 328 14.2 23.1 40.5
2003 328 14.2 23.1 40.5
2004 286 14.0 20.4 43.7
2005 363 19.1 19.0 43.5
2006 329 17.8 18.5 46.8
2007 345 18.1 19.1 44.6
2008 344 17.8 19.3 53.1
2009 328 17.2 19.1 59.7
2010 340 17.0 20.0 61.5
2011 433 20.5 21.1 66.3
2012 432 20.5 21.0 73.8
2013 457 22.5 20.3 74
2014 448 25.7 17.4 77
2015 471 24.0 19.6 79
2016 447 26.0 17.1 77.2
2017 509 24.9 20.4 79.8
2018 524 28.3 18.4 81.7
2019 534 27.4 19.4 84.6
2020 495 27.8 17.7 84.6
2021 503 29.2 17.2 87.5
2022 484 29.5 16.4 85.3
2023 469 31.0 15.1 87.8

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 n/a n/a n/a
1989 432 n/a n/a 7.6
1990 441 26.0 16.9 7.5
1991 436 n/a n/a n/a
1992 469 n/a n/a n/a
1993 462 n/a 0.0 21.6
1994 348 15.5 22.5 16.1
1995 401 17.4 23.0 23.7
1996 401 17.4 23.0 23.7
1997 357 19.0 18.8 21.3
1998 335 19.0 17.6 26.3
1999 327 18.0 18.2 26.6
2000 332 17.5 18.5 39.8
2001 311 17.0 18.3 36.7
2002 328 14.2 23.1 40.5
2003 328 14.2 23.1 40.5
2004 286 14.0 20.4 43.7
2005 363 19.1 19.0 43.5
2006 329 17.8 18.5 46.8
2007 345 18.1 19.1 44.6
2008 344 17.8 19.3 53.1
2009 328 17.2 19.1 59.7
2010 340 17.0 20.0 61.5
2011 433 20.5 21.1 66.3
2012 432 20.5 21.0 73.8
2013 457 22.5 20.3 74
2014 448 25.7 17.4 77
2015 471 24.0 19.6 79
2016 447 26.0 17.1 77.2
2017 509 24.9 20.4 79.8
2018 524 28.3 18.4 81.7
2019 534 27.4 19.4 84.6
2020 495 27.8 17.7 84.6
2021 503 29.2 17.2 87.5
2022 484 29.5 16.4 85.3
2023 469 31.0 15.1 87.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for West Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,316 (12.9%) $8,865 (87.1%) $10,181
2020 $1,358 (11.5%) $10,477 (88.5%) $11,835
2021 $2,484 (18.6%) $10,893 (81.4%) $13,377
2022 $1,709 (12.6%) $11,849 (87.4%) $13,558
2023 $2,626 (15.7%) $14,132 (84.3%) $16,757

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West 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 1145th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1189th of 1470 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Elementary School)27.221.9
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming Public Schools)28.420.6
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (West Elementary School)29.828.4
 1.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Wyoming Public Schools)34.526
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Elementary School)3316.9
 16.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming Public Schools)30.121.7
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (West Elementary School)28.725.8
 2.9%
   4th Grade Math (Wyoming Public Schools)29.324.3
 5%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students534469
 12.2%
African American110124
 12.7%
American Indian01
Asian73
 57.1%
Hispanic217183
 15.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White148108
 27%
Two or More Races5150
 2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.6%87.8%
 3.2%


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

Middle : Wyoming Intermediate
Middle : Wyoming Junior High School
High : Wyoming High School

Students at West Elementary School are 39% Hispanic, 26% African American, 23% White, 11% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 469 students attended West Elementary School.

West Elementary School ranks in the bottom 19.1% of Michigan 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 Michigan Department of Education.

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