West Wortham Elementary And Middle

Public K-8

 20199 West Wortham Road
       Saucier, MS  39574


(228) 831-1276

District: Harrison County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 381 Mississippi Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,821 Help

Students who attend West Wortham Elementary And Middle usually attend:

High:    West Harrison High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  1,154

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.5%
African American:
6.6%
Two or more races:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details West Wortham Elementary And Middle ranks better than 89% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranks 6th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Harrison County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.83. (See more...)
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Compare Details West Wortham Elementary And Middle ranks better than 93.4% of middle schools in Mississippi. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details West Wortham Elementary And Middle has the largest elementary school student body size in the Harrison County School District. Racial makeup is: White (84.5%), African American (6.6%), two or more races (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Wortham Elementary And Middle is 14.7, which is the 4th best among 11 elementary schools in the Harrison County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Wortham Elementary And Middle is $7,821. 9 elementary schools in the Harrison County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West Wortham Elementary And Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks West Wortham Elementary And Middle 42nd of 381 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See West Wortham Elementary And Middle in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks West Wortham Elementary And Middle 17th of 257 Mississippi public middle schools. (See West Wortham Elementary And Middle in the ranking list.)

Harrison County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison County School District 14th of 128 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Wortham Elementary And Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 86.35 31st 394 92.1%
2009 90.50 21st 392 94.6%
2010 92.09 17th 403 95.8%
2011 84.33 45th 418 89.2%
2012 89.77 33rd 414 92.0%
2013 80.44 65th 408 84.1%
2014 81.24 51st 394 87.1%
2015 90.50 25th 402 93.8%
2016 82.73 52nd 394 86.8%
2017 89.70 28th 406 93.1%
2018 94.71 12th 404 97.0%
2019 93.08 14th 397 96.5%
2021 85.83 42nd 381 89.0%

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

Rank History for West Wortham Elementary And Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 76.88 44th 244 82.0%
2009 83.60 27th 247 89.1%
2010 90.42 15th 255 94.1%
2011 87.87 17th 264 93.6%
2012 93.80 7th 270 97.4%
2013 82.32 38th 269 85.9%
2014 82.21 30th 264 88.6%
2015 85.92 29th 266 89.1%
2016 83.87 31st 260 88.1%
2017 87.58 22nd 272 91.9%
2018 93.97 8th 252 96.8%
2019 90.43 14th 264 94.7%
2021 89.55 17th 257 93.4%

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

West Wortham Elementary And Middle Test Scores
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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a parent
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Open Quote The elementary end of
West Wortham has the better of the teaching staff. I found the teachers in the middle school end gossip with the children as much as the teenagers themselves do, and they use language that I could never imagine a teacher using! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Open Quote I am pleased with the education and opportunities my children receive here. The teachers and administration work hard to make sure the children have every chance to learn. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Open Quote Teachers here do not teach the students. They want the books to do all the teaching for them. Some kids have questions and they just tell the kids to go back and read the book/chapter. The are ineffective and rude. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Wortham Elementary And Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 963 20 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 988
2000 1090 27 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1122
2001 1088 26 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 1120
2002 1055 40 2 3 3 n/a n/a 0 1103
2003 1055 40 2 3 3 n/a n/a 0 1103
2004 1076 38 1 2 5 n/a n/a 0 1122
2005 1120 48 3 3 6 n/a n/a 0 1180
2006 1078 39 3 7 7 n/a n/a 0 1134
2007 1157 53 1 9 7 n/a n/a 0 1227
2008 1143 65 3 15 10 n/a n/a 0 1236
2009 1185 72 2 11 8 0 0 0 1278
2010 1187 55 1 16 10 0 0 0 1269
2011 1079 68 2 14 11 0 0 0 1174
2012 1073 72 3 13 7 1 1 0 1170
2013 1115 63 5 18 4 1 1 0 1207
2014 1107 54 6 14 8 2 4 0 1195
2015 1114 61 3 19 10 0 5 0 1212
2016 1120 77 3 22 4 0 7 0 1233
2017 1118 69 2 17 2 1 42 0 1251
2018 1109 56 5 13 3 0 48 0 1234
2019 1099 55 6 30 8 1 35 0 1234
2020 1115 57 4 34 8 1 51 0 1270
2021 975 76 7 42 9 2 43 0 1154

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 Wortham Elementary And Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 988 51.9 19.0 54.6
2000 1122 54.9 20.4 55.4
2001 1120 56.8 19.7 55.4
2002 1103 64.9 17.0 53.1
2003 1103 64.9 17.0 53.1
2004 1122 67.3 16.7 52.8
2005 1180 63.7 18.5 55.9
2006 1134 65.2 17.4 83.2
2007 1227 65.6 18.7 60.1
2008 1236 66.5 18.6 58.8
2009 1278 70.5 18.1 62
2010 1269 72.7 17.4 67.1
2011 1174 68.7 17.0 69.5
2012 1170 70.7 16.5 67.7
2013 1207 71.7 16.8 67.1
2014 1195 72.5 16.4 67.9
2015 1212 73.0 16.6 66.9
2016 1233 72.0 17.1 64.4
2017 1251 75.2 16.6 64.1
2018 1234 80.2 15.3 61.1
2019 1234 79.1 15.5 57.1
2020 1270 79.6 15.9 61
2021 1154 78.1 14.7 99.7

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 West Wortham Elementary And Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 988 51.9 19.0 54.6
2000 1122 54.9 20.4 55.4
2001 1120 56.8 19.7 55.4
2002 1103 64.9 17.0 53.1
2003 1103 64.9 17.0 53.1
2004 1122 67.3 16.7 52.8
2005 1180 63.7 18.5 55.9
2006 1134 65.2 17.4 83.2
2007 1227 65.6 18.7 60.1
2008 1236 66.5 18.6 58.8
2009 1278 70.5 18.1 62
2010 1269 72.7 17.4 67.1
2011 1174 68.7 17.0 69.5
2012 1170 70.7 16.5 67.7
2013 1207 71.7 16.8 67.1
2014 1195 72.5 16.4 67.9
2015 1212 73.0 16.6 66.9
2016 1233 72.0 17.1 64.4
2017 1251 75.2 16.6 64.1
2018 1234 80.2 15.3 61.1
2019 1234 79.1 15.5 57.1
2020 1270 79.6 15.9 61
2021 1154 78.1 14.7 99.7

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 Wortham Elementary And Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $618 (7.9%) $7,203 (92.1%) $7,821

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Wortham Elementary And Middle

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 (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 14th of 397 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 381 Elementary schools
 7.5%
Ranks 14th of 264 Middle schoolsRanks 17th of 257 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)72.258.6
 13.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)57.244.4
 12.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.334.7
 13.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)90.786.5
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)60.748.3
 12.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)51.434.9
 16.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)6759.4
 7.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)55.750.4
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.537.2
 11.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)73.670.3
 3.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)55.657
 1.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)48.833.2
 15.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)64.954.8
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)50.751
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)4341.5
 1.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)7125.8
 45.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)45.643.2
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)38.933.4
 5.5%
5th Grade Science (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)76.565.6
 10.9%
   5th Grade Science (Harrison County School District)62.965.3
 2.4%
   5th Grade Science (Mississippi)55.954.3
 1.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)59.147.3
 11.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)46.341.9
 4.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)33.629.6
 4%
6th Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)78.258
 20.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)66.360.9
 5.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)47.635
 12.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)54.743.9
 10.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)49.136.5
 12.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)3930.7
 8.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)75.162
 13.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)56.951.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)51.141.8
 9.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)45.255.4
 10.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison County School District)42.947.6
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)35.535.6
 0.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)68.953.5
 15.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Harrison County School District)5545.7
 9.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)44.834.3
 10.5%
8th Grade Science (West Wortham Elementary And Middle)7465.1
 8.9%
   8th Grade Science (Harrison County School District)64.157.2
 6.9%
   8th Grade Science (Mississippi)52.748.4
 4.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students12341154
 6.5%
African American5576
 38.2%
American Indian89
 12.5%
Asian67
 16.7%
Hispanic3042
 40%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
Two or More Races3543
 22.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.1%99.7%
 42.7%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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