West Elementary

Public PK, KG-4

 500 W Mountain Street
       Kings Mountain, NC  28086-3320


(704) 476-8345

District: Cleveland County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
638th of 1,471 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,202 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  336

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.2%
African American:
22.9%
Hispanic:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details West Elementary ranks better than 56.6% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 10th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Cleveland County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.2%), African American (22.9%), Hispanic (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.6% 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 is 15.4. 11 elementary schools in the Cleveland County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Elementary is $9,202, which is the lowest among 16 elementary schools in the Cleveland County Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks West Elementary 638th of 1471 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See West Elementary in the ranking list.)

Cleveland County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cleveland County Schools 94th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 91.07 36th 1276 97.2%
2007 87.60 59th 1293 95.4%
2008 88.72 79th 1324 94.0%
2009 86.16 108th 1354 92.0%
2010 87.36 82nd 1363 94.0%
2011 85.73 116th 1381 91.6%
2012 68.72 432nd 1388 68.9%
2013 85.56 150th 1403 89.3%
2014 87.93 128th 1390 90.8%
2015 88.44 113th 1440 92.2%
2016 82.57 180th 1425 87.4%
2017 86.74 127th 1429 91.1%
2018 80.93 210th 1434 85.4%
2019 84.75 168th 1473 88.6%
2021 54.70 638th 1471 56.6%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Open Quote My son attends West. My son did have a reading problem. The school calls me in to set up a plan to improve his scores. When i saw the genuine sincerity that the teacher and the staff had for my child I would dream of taking him out of that school. They helped him improve his reading. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 229 69 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 311
2006 239 70 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2007 247 56 15 8 0 n/a n/a 11 337
2008 235 56 11 11 2 n/a n/a 12 327
2009 230 57 10 13 1 n/a n/a 0 311
2010 246 47 8 13 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2011 244 39 5 14 0 0 11 0 313
2012 235 49 3 16 0 0 15 0 318
2013 232 47 4 21 0 0 17 0 321
2014 223 47 5 18 0 0 23 0 316
2015 227 57 4 21 0 0 26 0 335
2016 222 60 4 25 0 0 19 0 330
2017 203 55 2 26 1 0 23 0 310
2018 202 60 3 16 0 0 23 0 304
2019 211 74 3 22 0 0 19 0 329
2020 209 77 2 26 0 0 22 0 336

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 311 18.0 17.3 62.4
2006 326 18.0 18.1 34.7
2007 337 n/a n/a 39.6
2008 327 19.5 16.8 37.8
2009 311 19.9 15.6 40.2
2010 314 19.9 15.8 18.5
2011 313 20.5 15.2 44.1
2012 318 20.4 15.5 48.1
2013 321 21.1 15.1 48.9
2014 316 20.5 15.3 56
2015 335 22.0 15.2 51.9
2016 330 21.0 15.7 49.4
2017 310 20.5 15.0 50
2018 304 20.6 14.7 52.6
2019 329 20.9 15.7 50.8
2020 336 21.7 15.4 53.6

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 311 18.0 17.3 62.4
2006 326 18.0 18.1 34.7
2007 337 n/a n/a 39.6
2008 327 19.5 16.8 37.8
2009 311 19.9 15.6 40.2
2010 314 19.9 15.8 18.5
2011 313 20.5 15.2 44.1
2012 318 20.4 15.5 48.1
2013 321 21.1 15.1 48.9
2014 316 20.5 15.3 56
2015 335 22.0 15.2 51.9
2016 330 21.0 15.7 49.4
2017 310 20.5 15.0 50
2018 304 20.6 14.7 52.6
2019 329 20.9 15.7 50.8
2020 336 21.7 15.4 53.6

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,108 (12.0%) $8,094 (88.0%) $9,202

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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