West Elementary School

Public K-5

 4051 15th Street
       Gulfport, MS  39501


 (228) 870-1025

District: Gulfport School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
143rd of 404 Mississippi Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  359

Racial breakdown:

African American:
77.2%
White:
15.9%
Hispanic:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.3%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, West Elementary School ranked better than 64.6% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranked 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Gulfport School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.12. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (77.2%), White (15.9%), Hispanic (5.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 88.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Elementary School is 16.4, which is the 2nd best among 7 elementary schools in the Gulfport School District. (See more...)
Compare West Elementary School employs 21.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

West Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Elementary School 143rd of 404 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See West Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gulfport School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gulfport School District 39th of 134 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 85.59 36th 394 90.9%
2009 80.78 59th 392 84.9%
2010 68.14 121st 403 70.0%
2011 68.80 122nd 418 70.8%
2012 64.04 146th 414 64.7%
2015 69.96 103rd 402 74.4%
2016 79.62 67th 394 83.0%
2017 82.10 50th 406 87.7%
2018 64.12 143rd 404 64.6%

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

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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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by a teacher
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Open Quote West Elementary is an amazing school where teachers and administrators care about their students. West Elementary has an active PTA and its members strive to make the home to school connection effective. I am proud to be part of the West team! Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote West Elementary school has great teachers that are willing to go above and beyond for the students. They work long hours preparing the students for their future. They work each day by the mission statement of the Gulfport School District. "The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society." Close Quote


by a citizen
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote West Elementary is a great school. This school has a great staff.Among this great staff are some on the best teachers :Mrs. Zanders 1st grade,Mrs. Drake 3rd grade, and Ms. Daniels 5th grade. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote The administration and teachers are very dedicated. We maintain a positive learning environment for all students. We have high expectations for all students. Close Quote


by a citizen
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote West Elementary is an outstanding school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote The administration and teachers at West are dedicated to providing their students with the best possible education that they can. They work diligently to see that the needs of their children are met and that the children meet their academic goals. Way to go West!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote This school adheres to all the strict requirements of the USDA when preparing/serving their meals. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote This is a wonderful school with great educators and staff! Close Quote


by a teacher
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Open Quote In 2011, the Mississippi Department of Education selected the Gulfport School District as one of three school districts to participate in a pilot program called Excellence for All. As part of this program, selected school districts were given the opportunity to develop innovative programs for their students that would prepare them to compete on a national and global setting in the core subjects as well as improve students' career and college readiness. Due to a major shift from Mississippi Curriculum Standards to Common Core State Standards, the data on this site does not reflect this shift. Please see the Gulfport School District's website to see actual testing information for the Gulfport School District. (You may also sign up to follow us on Twitter.)

A highly functional school district, the District's selection as a pilot program represents the progressive and passionate commitment to be internationally competitive as the community and district work to meet the mission of the Gulfport School District.

The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society. Close Quote



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
1990 219 335 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1991 192 303 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1992 182 328 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1993 211 288 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1994 223 331 19 4 1 n/a n/a 0 578
1995 217 356 11 8 1 n/a n/a 0 593
1996 217 356 11 8 1 n/a n/a 0 593
1997 196 301 14 1 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1998 145 237 13 2 0 n/a n/a 0 397
1999 157 273 5 6 2 n/a n/a 0 443
2000 128 288 6 11 1 n/a n/a 0 434
2001 118 283 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 415
2002 129 248 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2003 129 248 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2004 116 263 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2005 123 267 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2006 56 188 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 251
2007 92 265 8 5 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2008 94 284 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 393
2009 79 284 8 6 0 0 0 0 377
2010 78 285 9 10 0 1 1 0 384
2011 69 238 8 14 0 0 2 0 331
2012 78 253 8 7 0 0 2 0 348
2013 89 243 5 9 1 0 4 0 351
2014 85 292 3 17 0 0 12 0 409
2015 68 294 2 13 2 0 16 0 395
2016 63 272 5 14 1 0 16 0 371
2017 57 277 4 20 0 0 1 0 359

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 568 28.7 19.7 n/a
1991 512 26.7 19.1 n/a
1992 524 24.2 21.6 51.9
1993 517 26.6 19.4 54.9
1994 578 29.5 19.6 54.8
1995 593 34.9 17.0 56.5
1996 593 34.9 17.0 56.5
1997 513 32.0 16.0 56.7
1998 397 28.6 13.9 58.2
1999 443 26.8 16.5 64.6
2000 434 32.0 13.6 60.8
2001 415 29.1 14.3 65.1
2002 389 28.2 13.8 66.8
2003 389 28.2 13.8 66.8
2004 387 25.9 14.9 84.2
2005 401 25.5 15.7 86.3
2006 251 5.6 44.8 98.8
2007 372 22.0 16.9 89.2
2008 393 25.6 15.4 87.3
2009 377 24.5 15.4 84.4
2010 384 26.7 14.3 88.8
2011 331 19.5 16.9 92.4
2012 348 21.9 15.8 90.5
2013 351 20.4 17.1 93.7
2014 409 18.6 21.9 96.3
2015 395 22.0 17.9 95.7
2016 371 20.0 18.5 95.7
2017 359 21.8 16.4 88.3

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 West Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 568 28.7 19.7 n/a
1991 512 26.7 19.1 n/a
1992 524 24.2 21.6 51.9
1993 517 26.6 19.4 54.9
1994 578 29.5 19.6 54.8
1995 593 34.9 17.0 56.5
1996 593 34.9 17.0 56.5
1997 513 32.0 16.0 56.7
1998 397 28.6 13.9 58.2
1999 443 26.8 16.5 64.6
2000 434 32.0 13.6 60.8
2001 415 29.1 14.3 65.1
2002 389 28.2 13.8 66.8
2003 389 28.2 13.8 66.8
2004 387 25.9 14.9 84.2
2005 401 25.5 15.7 86.3
2006 251 5.6 44.8 98.8
2007 372 22.0 16.9 89.2
2008 393 25.6 15.4 87.3
2009 377 24.5 15.4 84.4
2010 384 26.7 14.3 88.8
2011 331 19.5 16.9 92.4
2012 348 21.9 15.8 90.5
2013 351 20.4 17.1 93.7
2014 409 18.6 21.9 96.3
2015 395 22.0 17.9 95.7
2016 371 20.0 18.5 95.7
2017 359 21.8 16.4 88.3

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 Mississippi Department of Education.

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