A J West Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1801 Bay Ave.
       Aberdeen, WA  98520-5510


(360) 538-2131

District: Aberdeen School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1018th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,109 Help


Students who attend A J West Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Miller Junior High
High:    Harbor Junior/Senior High School
    J M Weatherwax High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  306

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.4%
Hispanic:
41.2%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.6% Help


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Compare Details A J West Elementary ranks worse than 87.1% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Aberdeen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.4%), Hispanic (41.2%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 85.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at A J West Elementary is 13.5, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Aberdeen School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at A J West Elementary is $20,109, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Aberdeen School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

A J West Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks A J West Elementary 1018th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See A J West Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Aberdeen School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Aberdeen School District 221st of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for A J West Elementary

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Rank History for all students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 45.28 575th 1026 44.0%
2005 12.61 951st 1031 7.8%
2006 21.17 899th 1051 14.5%
2007 19.19 930th 1069 13.0%
2008 31.74 784th 1067 26.5%
2009 37.75 734th 1072 31.5%
2010 29.20 837th 1088 23.1%
2011 20.67 941st 1092 13.8%
2012 28.20 865th 1097 21.1%
2013 25.18 901st 1106 18.5%
2015 18.68 917th 1067 14.1%
2016 16.45 917th 1053 12.9%
2017 12.37 970th 1056 8.1%
2018 12.87 966th 1054 8.3%
2019 15.87 987th 1130 12.7%
2021 22.28 851st 1107 23.1%
2022 20.73 958th 1169 18.0%
2023 17.13 1018th 1169 12.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.97 449th 637 29.5%
2022 20.07 435th 478 9.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.28 744th 835 10.9%
2019 33.58 712th 979 27.3%
2021 42.52 467th 854 45.3%
2022 38.70 651st 1019 36.1%
2023 26.82 818th 1013 19.2%
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Rank History for Female students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.36 925th 1004 7.9%
2019 20.16 901st 1068 15.6%
2022 13.36 1003rd 1100 8.8%
2023 15.21 972nd 1094 11.2%
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Rank History for Male students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.30 883rd 999 11.6%
2019 14.28 963rd 1075 10.4%
2021 41.00 571st 1025 44.3%
2022 29.69 794th 1113 28.7%
2023 21.50 903rd 1099 17.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.79 479th 540 11.3%
2019 30.20 526th 697 24.5%
2021 44.09 241st 501 51.9%
2022 40.02 401st 694 42.2%
2023 22.46 539th 633 14.8%
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Rank History for White students at A J West Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.06 820th 833 1.6%
2019 15.02 923rd 1027 10.1%
2021 8.06 916th 943 2.9%
2022 11.96 974th 1031 5.5%
2023 14.32 929th 1011 8.1%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for A J West Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 355 1 10 8 17 n/a n/a 0 391
1989 376 3 5 11 17 n/a n/a 0 412
1990 350 3 3 15 10 n/a n/a 0 381
1991 376 4 5 22 14 n/a n/a 0 421
1992 383 2 1 23 18 n/a n/a 0 427
1993 385 2 3 27 20 n/a n/a 0 437
1994 396 6 4 27 22 n/a n/a 0 455
1995 373 10 11 34 28 n/a n/a 0 456
1996 373 10 11 34 28 n/a n/a 0 456
1997 366 11 6 55 36 n/a n/a 0 474
1998 373 5 4 61 34 n/a n/a 0 477
1999 345 2 11 58 30 n/a n/a 0 446
2000 299 0 8 52 22 n/a n/a 0 381
2001 301 6 7 72 25 n/a n/a 0 411
2002 288 6 13 89 31 n/a n/a 0 427
2003 288 6 13 89 31 n/a n/a 0 427
2004 254 9 7 112 22 n/a n/a 0 404
2005 251 11 11 114 25 n/a n/a 0 412
2006 248 8 8 115 21 n/a n/a 2 402
2007 253 6 6 121 22 n/a n/a 9 417
2008 205 5 5 109 15 n/a n/a 18 357
2009 206 5 6 136 17 n/a n/a 30 400
2010 218 2 8 135 26 n/a n/a 37 426
2011 218 2 3 147 14 0 34 0 418
2012 193 2 3 179 11 0 35 0 423
2013 195 8 13 181 16 0 17 0 430
2014 191 4 10 165 15 0 15 0 400
2015 184 4 9 182 19 0 12 0 410
2016 187 3 8 168 13 0 16 0 395
2017 193 3 4 167 11 0 29 0 407
2018 185 3 3 179 10 0 25 0 405
2019 192 4 3 194 9 0 32 0 434
2020 166 4 2 155 9 0 37 0 373
2021 132 2 3 129 7 0 33 0 306
2022 131 4 2 121 10 2 22 0 292
2023 148 4 0 126 10 1 17 0 306

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 A J West Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 391 19.0 20.5 0
1989 412 20.0 20.6 n/a
1990 381 18.0 21.1 0
1991 421 19.5 21.5 n/a
1992 427 16.5 25.8 n/a
1993 437 18.9 23.1 n/a
1994 455 19.9 22.9 n/a
1995 456 21.4 21.3 n/a
1996 456 21.4 21.3 n/a
1997 474 22.0 21.5 n/a
1998 477 21.2 22.5 n/a
1999 446 21.0 21.2 n/a
2000 381 20.0 19.1 n/a
2001 411 20.5 20.0 n/a
2002 427 21.5 19.9 84.1
2003 427 21.5 19.9 84.1
2004 404 21.0 19.2 72
2005 412 21.0 19.6 75.7
2006 402 24.8 16.2 79.5
2007 417 25.0 16.7 76.7
2008 357 21.5 16.6 79.6
2009 400 21.5 18.6 84.9
2010 426 21.4 19.9 91
2011 418 22.8 18.2 81.8
2012 423 23.6 17.8 83.2
2013 430 23.7 18.1 80.2
2014 400 n/a n/a 84.3
2015 410 28.0 14.6 85.6
2016 395 25.0 15.8 76.5
2017 407 27.7 14.6 76.2
2018 405 26.3 15.3 73.6
2019 434 28.3 15.2 71.4
2020 373 25.1 14.8 84.5
2021 306 19.2 15.9 77.5
2022 292 22.6 12.9 80.5
2023 306 22.5 13.5 85.6

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 A J West Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 391 19.0 20.5 0
1989 412 20.0 20.6 n/a
1990 381 18.0 21.1 0
1991 421 19.5 21.5 n/a
1992 427 16.5 25.8 n/a
1993 437 18.9 23.1 n/a
1994 455 19.9 22.9 n/a
1995 456 21.4 21.3 n/a
1996 456 21.4 21.3 n/a
1997 474 22.0 21.5 n/a
1998 477 21.2 22.5 n/a
1999 446 21.0 21.2 n/a
2000 381 20.0 19.1 n/a
2001 411 20.5 20.0 n/a
2002 427 21.5 19.9 84.1
2003 427 21.5 19.9 84.1
2004 404 21.0 19.2 72
2005 412 21.0 19.6 75.7
2006 402 24.8 16.2 79.5
2007 417 25.0 16.7 76.7
2008 357 21.5 16.6 79.6
2009 400 21.5 18.6 84.9
2010 426 21.4 19.9 91
2011 418 22.8 18.2 81.8
2012 423 23.6 17.8 83.2
2013 430 23.7 18.1 80.2
2014 400 n/a n/a 84.3
2015 410 28.0 14.6 85.6
2016 395 25.0 15.8 76.5
2017 407 27.7 14.6 76.2
2018 405 26.3 15.3 73.6
2019 434 28.3 15.2 71.4
2020 373 25.1 14.8 84.5
2021 306 19.2 15.9 77.5
2022 292 22.6 12.9 80.5
2023 306 22.5 13.5 85.6

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201693.5%0.0%0.0%4.8%100.0%100.0%98.4%96.8%96.8%100.0%
201790.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%0.0%93.3%91.7%100.0%91.7%93.3%91.7%
201879.7%0.0%0.0%17.0%0.0%96.6%94.9%96.6%86.4%94.9%94.9%
201984.6%3.1%0.0%10.8%0.0%93.9%93.9%98.5%92.3%92.3%93.9%
202084.6%0.0%0.0%1.9%0.0%92.3%92.3%100.0%90.4%92.3%92.3%92.3%92.3%92.3%
202196.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%96.1%98.0%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%
202289.1%3.6%0.0%0.0%1.8%89.1%89.1%96.4%89.1%89.1%89.1%89.1%89.1%89.1%
202395.2%2.4%0.0%0.0%2.4%97.6%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

6th Grade Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
2018100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201959.3%0.0%0.0%40.7%0.0%100.0%59.3%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.2%0.7%0.0%0.2%99.0%99.0%99.3%99.0%99.0%99.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for A J West Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,782 (12.2%) $12,819 (87.8%) $14,601
2020 $1,385 (10.3%) $12,030 (89.7%) $13,414
2021 $1,892 (10.3%) $16,465 (89.7%) $18,358
2022 $3,738 (18.6%) $16,371 (81.4%) $20,109

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

Impact of COVID-19 on A J West Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 987th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 1018th of 1169 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (A J West Elementary)28.933.3
 4.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Aberdeen School District)42.333.8
 8.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (A J West Elementary)32.739.6
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Aberdeen School District)45.531.7
 13.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (A J West Elementary)30.635.1
 4.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Aberdeen School District)40.532.1
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (A J West Elementary)40.324.6
 15.7%
   4th Grade Math (Aberdeen School District)39.931.5
 8.5%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (A J West Elementary)43.830.4
 13.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Aberdeen School District)46.635.5
 11.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (A J West Elementary)14.615.2
 0.6%
   5th Grade Math (Aberdeen School District)28.520.3
 8.2%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (A J West Elementary)29.230.4
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (Aberdeen School District)38.935
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (A J West Elementary)38.233.1
 5.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Aberdeen School District)45.435.3
 10.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (A J West Elementary)32.526.5
 6%
   All Grades Math (Aberdeen School District)35.720.2
 15.5%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (A J West Elementary)29.230.4
 1.3%
   All Grades Science (Aberdeen School District)33.830.1
 3.7%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students434306
 29.5%
African American44
American Indian910
 11.1%
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic194126
 35.1%
Pacific Islander01
White192148
 22.9%
Two or More Races3217
 46.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.4%85.6%
 14.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 306 students attended A J West Elementary.

Students at A J West Elementary are 48% White, 41% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% American Indian, 1% African American.

Students who attend A J West Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Miller Junior High
High : Harbor Junior/Senior High School
High : J M Weatherwax High School

A J West Elementary ranks in the bottom 12.9% of Washington elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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