Westside Elementary

Summary:

Westside Elementary is a public elementary school located in Kimberly, Wisconsin, serving grades K-4 with a student population of 427. It is part of the Kimberly Area School District, which is ranked 41 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Westside Elementary generally performs better academically compared to the state average, it lags behind the Kimberly Area School District average. For example, in 2022-2023, 38.27% of 3rd-grade students at Westside Elementary were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 37.88% and the district average of 54.31%. The school also has a higher chronic absenteeism rate (7.9% in 2022-2023) compared to the top-performing school in the district, Sunrise Elementary (4.3% in 2022-2023). Additionally, Westside Elementary has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (33.72% in 2022-2023) compared to Sunrise Elementary (13.06% in 2022-2023).

Westside Elementary's academic performance has fluctuated over the years, with its ranking among Wisconsin elementary schools ranging from 164 (2017-2018) to 430 (2020-2021). The school's performance on the Forward Exam also varies significantly across different student subgroups, suggesting that the school may need to focus on addressing the needs of specific student populations to improve overall academic outcomes. While Westside Elementary's student-teacher ratio of 12.6 in 2022-2023 is lower than the surrounding schools, this does not seem to be translating into consistently higher academic performance compared to the district and state averages.


Detail:

Public K-4

 746 W 3rd St
       Kimberly, WI  54136-1309


(920) 739-3578

District: Kimberly Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
285th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,017 Help


Students who attend Westside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Gerritts Middle
    Mapleview Intermediate
High:    Kimberly High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  427

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.4%
Two or more races:
7.5%
Hispanic:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.7% Help


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Compare Details Westside Elementary ranks better than 73.3% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.68. (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: White (79.4%), two or more races (7.5%), Hispanic (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Kimberly Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westside Elementary is 12.6, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westside Elementary is $11,017, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Kimberly Area School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Westside Elementary 285th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Westside Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Kimberly Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kimberly Area School District 41st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 74.25 164th 632 74.1%
2006 67.89 271st 712 61.9%
2007 81.69 66th 689 90.4%
2008 69.01 300th 1021 70.6%
2009 77.16 148th 1030 85.6%
2010 72.40 228th 1045 78.2%
2011 68.46 293rd 1046 72.0%
2012 69.35 297th 1045 71.6%
2013 63.85 362nd 1053 65.6%
2014 69.85 266th 1061 74.9%
2015 69.48 299th 1076 72.2%
2016 74.84 226th 1075 79.0%
2017 70.33 290th 1071 72.9%
2018 78.03 164th 1025 84.0%
2019 72.20 258th 1037 75.1%
2021 59.76 430th 1050 59.0%
2022 73.37 243rd 1067 77.2%
2023 70.68 285th 1067 73.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 43.93 51st 85 40.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.12 209th 275 24.0%
2023 46.54 114th 249 54.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.03 94th 721 87.0%
2019 87.38 31st 742 95.8%
2021 62.37 197th 746 73.6%
2022 66.54 171st 748 77.1%
2023 78.67 85th 770 89.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.42 75th 854 91.2%
2019 70.05 175th 874 80.0%
2021 51.36 388th 847 54.2%
2022 76.23 112th 859 87.0%
2023 70.60 165th 871 81.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.14 122nd 997 87.8%
2019 69.84 270th 1002 73.1%
2021 61.36 395th 1004 60.7%
2022 78.59 156th 1017 84.7%
2023 71.30 255th 1010 74.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.23 200th 997 79.9%
2019 72.75 219th 1002 78.1%
2021 56.09 479th 1003 52.2%
2022 65.50 330th 1017 67.6%
2023 68.88 292nd 1011 71.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.93 77th 122 36.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.94 96th 296 67.6%
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Rank History for White students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.63 125th 686 81.8%
2019 65.24 224th 718 68.8%
2021 52.48 327th 699 53.2%
2022 62.44 248th 704 64.8%
2023 64.71 223rd 715 68.8%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Westside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 425 n/a 8 6 1 n/a n/a 0 440
1990 522 0 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1991 578 2 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1992 595 1 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1993 600 1 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1994 550 1 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1995 682 2 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1996 682 2 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1997 433 2 17 8 3 n/a n/a 0 463
1998 455 1 16 8 2 n/a n/a 0 482
1999 435 2 14 8 2 n/a n/a 0 461
2000 417 2 9 7 4 n/a n/a 0 439
2001 421 4 12 3 4 n/a n/a 0 444
2002 403 2 12 8 6 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 403 2 12 8 6 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 405 2 13 7 2 n/a n/a 0 429
2005 399 7 10 6 3 n/a n/a 0 425
2006 414 9 17 5 4 n/a n/a 0 449
2007 374 9 16 6 3 n/a n/a 0 408
2008 357 13 13 6 4 n/a n/a 0 393
2009 366 13 12 9 9 n/a n/a 0 409
2010 369 14 16 7 5 n/a n/a 0 411
2011 399 13 6 7 2 1 7 0 435
2012 408 15 14 10 2 1 14 0 464
2013 411 14 12 14 1 1 15 0 468
2014 412 8 15 7 1 1 18 0 462
2015 422 8 18 8 2 1 19 0 478
2016 360 6 16 9 1 0 24 0 416
2017 365 13 22 14 3 0 22 0 439
2018 359 12 11 15 4 0 28 0 429
2019 359 11 23 20 4 0 26 0 443
2020 372 8 20 23 4 2 25 0 454
2021 374 14 14 26 2 0 33 0 463
2022 358 14 12 37 0 0 31 0 452
2023 339 14 12 30 0 0 32 0 427

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 Westside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 440 23.5 18.7 0
1990 533 25.7 20.7 0
1991 592 31.0 19.0 0
1992 607 31.5 19.2 n/a
1993 614 31.8 19.3 1.5
1994 564 29.6 19.1 1.8
1995 710 38.5 18.4 3.8
1996 710 38.5 18.4 3.8
1997 463 25.6 18.1 2.8
1998 482 24.9 19.4 3.1
1999 461 24.8 18.6 3.3
2000 439 25.7 17.1 4.1
2001 444 27.6 16.1 4.3
2002 431 27.4 15.7 12.8
2003 431 27.4 15.7 12.8
2004 429 28.0 15.3 11.9
2005 425 29.1 14.6 n/a
2006 449 29.5 15.2 n/a
2007 408 23.9 17.1 15.7
2008 393 23.7 16.6 17
2009 409 24.2 16.9 17.1
2010 411 26.4 15.5 26.5
2011 435 27.5 15.8 26.2
2012 464 29.5 15.7 30
2013 468 28.2 16.5 32.1
2014 462 30.3 15.2 35.7
2015 478 n/a n/a 34.7
2016 416 30.0 13.8 35.8
2017 439 31.2 14.0 31.4
2018 429 30.3 14.1 29.6
2019 443 31.1 14.2 30.9
2020 454 32.9 13.7 32.6
2021 463 35.9 12.8 33.9
2022 452 32.2 14.0 34.3
2023 427 33.6 12.6 33.7

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 Westside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 440 23.5 18.7 0
1990 533 25.7 20.7 0
1991 592 31.0 19.0 0
1992 607 31.5 19.2 n/a
1993 614 31.8 19.3 1.5
1994 564 29.6 19.1 1.8
1995 710 38.5 18.4 3.8
1996 710 38.5 18.4 3.8
1997 463 25.6 18.1 2.8
1998 482 24.9 19.4 3.1
1999 461 24.8 18.6 3.3
2000 439 25.7 17.1 4.1
2001 444 27.6 16.1 4.3
2002 431 27.4 15.7 12.8
2003 431 27.4 15.7 12.8
2004 429 28.0 15.3 11.9
2005 425 29.1 14.6 n/a
2006 449 29.5 15.2 n/a
2007 408 23.9 17.1 15.7
2008 393 23.7 16.6 17
2009 409 24.2 16.9 17.1
2010 411 26.4 15.5 26.5
2011 435 27.5 15.8 26.2
2012 464 29.5 15.7 30
2013 468 28.2 16.5 32.1
2014 462 30.3 15.2 35.7
2015 478 n/a n/a 34.7
2016 416 30.0 13.8 35.8
2017 439 31.2 14.0 31.4
2018 429 30.3 14.1 29.6
2019 443 31.1 14.2 30.9
2020 454 32.9 13.7 32.6
2021 463 35.9 12.8 33.9
2022 452 32.2 14.0 34.3
2023 427 33.6 12.6 33.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Westside Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $383 (3.7%) $10,000 (96.3%) $10,382
2020 $329 (3.2%) $10,030 (96.8%) $10,359
2021 $1,132 (10.3%) $9,884 (89.7%) $11,017

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westside Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 258th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 285th of 1067 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westside Elementary)49.438.3
 11.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)58.354.3
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Westside Elementary)65.859.3
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)73.872.1
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westside Elementary)47.658.6
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)63.160.8
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Westside Elementary)72.670.1
 2.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)78.174
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Westside Elementary)65.565.1
 0.4%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Kimberly Area School District)67.676
 8.3%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Westside Elementary)61.962.8
 0.9%
   4th Grade Science (Kimberly Area School District)71.668.9
 2.7%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students443427
 3.6%
African American1114
 27.3%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian2312
 47.8%
Hispanic2030
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White359339
 5.6%
Two or More Races2632
 23.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.9%33.7%
 2.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westside Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 427 students attended Westside Elementary.

Students at Westside Elementary are 79% White, 7% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Westside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gerritts Middle
Middle : Mapleview Intermediate
High : Kimberly High

Westside Elementary ranks 285th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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