Westwood School

Summary:

Westwood School is an elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving 380 students in grades kindergarten through 7th. The school is part of the Cincinnati Public Schools district, which is ranked 607 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Westwood School stands out for several key reasons. It has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (77.37%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 52.25% to 86.11% African American. The school also consistently struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 40.4% to 75% over the past few years, much higher than the 17.3% to 63.1% range of surrounding schools. Westwood's test scores are generally lower than district and state averages, with only 12.5% of 5th-graders proficient in science compared to 36.7% in the district and 63.9% statewide. The school's rankings for specific student groups, such as African American, special education, and low-income students, are in the bottom quarter of Ohio elementary schools, indicating significant achievement gaps.

Despite Westwood School's higher spending per student ($11,069) compared to nearby schools ($9,241 to $11,261), its performance lags behind. This suggests the resources are not being effectively utilized to improve student outcomes. Addressing the root causes of Westwood's high chronic absenteeism could be a crucial step in boosting academic achievement and closing the gaps for its underserved student populations. With targeted interventions and a comprehensive review of the school's practices, Ethel M. Taylor Academy, Covedale School, and other nearby schools may provide insights to help Westwood School improve.


Detail:

Public K-8

 2981 Montana Ave
       Cincinnati, OH  45211-6706


(513) 363-5900

District: Cincinnati Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1166th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,867 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  380

Racial breakdown:

African American:
77.4%
Two or more races:
11.3%
White:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westwood School ranks worse than 73.1% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 16th among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.87. (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: African American (77.4%), two or more races (11.3%), White (8.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westwood School is 15.8, which is the 20th best among 40 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westwood School is $13,867. 25 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westwood School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westwood School 1166th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Westwood School in the ranking list.)

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Cincinnati Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cincinnati Public Schools 607th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westwood School

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Rank History for all students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 27.48 1199th 1471 18.5%
2005 9.66 1401st 1501 6.7%
2006 13.57 1361st 1504 9.5%
2007 10.39 1476th 1609 8.3%
2008 6.43 1496th 1582 5.4%
2009 9.39 1477th 1610 8.3%
2010 9.64 1519th 1662 8.6%
2011 9.79 1549th 1686 8.1%
2012 4.76 1621st 1709 5.1%
2013 7.92 1567th 1701 7.9%
2014 17.69 1436th 1687 14.9%
2015 10.97 1509th 1684 10.4%
2016 15.58 1419th 1678 15.4%
2017 17.29 1368th 1651 17.1%
2018 26.71 1249th 1636 23.7%
2019 32.13 1225th 1676 26.9%
2021 19.15 1230th 1610 23.6%
2022 21.94 1225th 1588 22.9%
2023 28.87 1166th 1596 26.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.71 655th 856 23.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.83 1084th 1465 26.0%
2019 39.69 1009th 1465 31.1%
2021 24.29 1036th 1404 26.2%
2022 27.45 1060th 1419 25.3%
2023 34.64 1011th 1447 30.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.21 1217th 1518 19.8%
2019 19.66 1234th 1502 17.8%
2021 17.47 1149th 1467 21.7%
2022 25.08 1129th 1488 24.1%
2023 28.39 1085th 1483 26.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.54 404th 1021 60.4%
2019 55.20 367th 956 61.6%
2021 47.44 343rd 765 55.2%
2022 32.64 561st 824 31.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 0.02 127th 128 0.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.84 1169th 1536 23.9%
2019 29.15 1167th 1535 24.0%
2021 19.04 1156th 1499 22.9%
2022 14.30 1267th 1518 16.5%
2023 25.63 1135th 1498 24.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Westwood School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.61 262nd 598 56.2%
2019 55.83 236th 605 61.0%
2021 38.89 274th 533 48.6%
2022 42.08 311th 601 48.3%
2023 50.56 250th 610 59.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio 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 Westwood School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 458 148 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1989 545 138 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 690
1990 575 133 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 713
1991 586 165 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 758
1992 574 155 2 1 0 n/a n/a -4 728
1993 553 164 0 1 0 n/a n/a 8 726
1994 548 206 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1995 471 258 8 0 1 n/a n/a 0 738
1996 471 258 8 0 1 n/a n/a 0 738
1997 444 273 5 0 1 n/a n/a 0 723
1998 286 303 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1999 257 308 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 571
2000 198 329 11 2 1 n/a n/a 0 541
2001 169 286 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 468
2002 108 283 13 2 1 n/a n/a 18 425
2003 108 283 13 2 1 n/a n/a 18 425
2004 98 260 13 5 2 n/a n/a 14 392
2005 82 265 5 2 1 n/a n/a 14 369
2006 89 247 0 2 0 n/a n/a 27 365
2007 76 281 0 3 0 n/a n/a 22 382
2008 65 433 4 3 0 n/a n/a 29 534
2009 43 365 2 4 0 n/a n/a 18 432
2010 35 303 2 4 0 n/a n/a 23 367
2011 37 308 6 5 0 0 22 0 378
2012 25 315 5 2 0 1 30 0 378
2013 34 355 1 2 0 0 21 0 413
2014 39 361 0 3 1 0 23 0 427
2015 48 426 0 9 0 0 34 0 517
2016 40 418 0 12 0 0 28 0 498
2017 27 421 0 7 0 0 32 0 487
2018 28 431 0 7 0 0 30 0 496
2019 23 397 0 17 0 0 30 0 467
2020 19 328 0 7 0 1 39 0 394
2021 21 329 0 6 0 1 34 0 391
2022 28 347 0 9 0 1 32 0 417
2023 31 294 0 12 0 0 43 0 380

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 Westwood School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 610 24.0 25.4 0
1989 690 26.0 26.5 n/a
1990 713 27.0 26.4 n/a
1991 758 27.5 27.5 n/a
1992 728 28.3 25.7 31
1993 726 27.5 26.4 31.2
1994 760 27.5 27.6 41.4
1995 738 32.5 22.7 0
1996 738 32.5 22.7 0
1997 723 31.5 23.0 50.8
1998 599 30.5 19.6 50.9
1999 571 28.0 20.4 58.7
2000 541 24.5 22.1 61.7
2001 468 26.0 18.0 61.8
2002 425 27.0 15.7 81.3
2003 425 27.0 15.7 81.3
2004 392 29.0 13.5 75.4
2005 369 23.0 16.0 88.7
2006 365 24.3 15.0 89.9
2007 382 22.0 17.4 86.7
2008 534 31.0 17.2 n/a
2009 432 29.0 14.9 103.6
2010 367 21.0 17.4 104.7
2011 378 22.6 16.7 94.2
2012 378 21.8 17.3 99.2
2013 413 26.5 15.5 99.3
2014 427 23.5 18.1 99.3
2015 517 n/a n/a 99.4
2016 498 27.0 18.4 99.4
2017 487 21.0 23.1 n/a
2018 496 15.7 31.5 n/a
2019 467 26.0 17.9 n/a
2020 394 55.0 7.1 n/a
2021 391 29.2 13.3 n/a
2022 417 21.2 19.6 n/a
2023 380 24.0 15.8 n/a

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 Westwood School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 610 24.0 25.4 0
1989 690 26.0 26.5 n/a
1990 713 27.0 26.4 n/a
1991 758 27.5 27.5 n/a
1992 728 28.3 25.7 31
1993 726 27.5 26.4 31.2
1994 760 27.5 27.6 41.4
1995 738 32.5 22.7 0
1996 738 32.5 22.7 0
1997 723 31.5 23.0 50.8
1998 599 30.5 19.6 50.9
1999 571 28.0 20.4 58.7
2000 541 24.5 22.1 61.7
2001 468 26.0 18.0 61.8
2002 425 27.0 15.7 81.3
2003 425 27.0 15.7 81.3
2004 392 29.0 13.5 75.4
2005 369 23.0 16.0 88.7
2006 365 24.3 15.0 89.9
2007 382 22.0 17.4 86.7
2008 534 31.0 17.2 n/a
2009 432 29.0 14.9 103.6
2010 367 21.0 17.4 104.7
2011 378 22.6 16.7 94.2
2012 378 21.8 17.3 99.2
2013 413 26.5 15.5 99.3
2014 427 23.5 18.1 99.3
2015 517 n/a n/a 99.4
2016 498 27.0 18.4 99.4
2017 487 21.0 23.1 n/a
2018 496 15.7 31.5 n/a
2019 467 26.0 17.9 n/a
2020 394 55.0 7.1 n/a
2021 391 29.2 13.3 n/a
2022 417 21.2 19.6 n/a
2023 380 24.0 15.8 n/a

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 Westwood School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,069
2022 $12,966
2023 $13,867

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westwood 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 1225th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1166th of 1596 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Westwood School)82.584.6
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)59.545.5
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westwood School)85.767.3
 18.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)66.447.5
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Westwood School)6048.9
 11.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)5641.8
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood School)6037.8
 22.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)5239.7
 12.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Westwood School)29.812.5
 17.3%
   5th Grade Science (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.236.7
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Westwood School)19.618.2
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.230.9
 15.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood School)35.126.8
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)56.946.5
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Westwood School)1025.5
 15.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)44.131.8
 12.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood School)28.621.3
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.237.9
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students467380
 18.6%
African American397294
 25.9%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic1712
 29.4%
Pacific Islander00
White2331
 34.8%
Two or More Races3043
 43.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 380 students attended Westwood School.

Students at Westwood School are 77% African American, 11% Two or more races, 8% White, 3% Hispanic.

Westwood School ranks 1166th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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