Westside Elementary

Summary:

Westside Elementary is a public elementary school located in Powell, Wyoming, serving grades K-5 with a total enrollment of 314 students. The school is part of the Park County School District #1, which is ranked 2nd out of 42 districts in Wyoming and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Westside Elementary consistently ranks among the top 25 elementary schools in Wyoming, with rankings ranging from 7th to 23rd over the past 10 years. The school's academic performance is significantly higher than the state average across various subjects and grade levels, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics that are 10-25 percentage points above the state average. Westside Elementary also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Hispanic students, white students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students, often ranking in the top 10-20 among Wyoming elementary schools for these subgroups.

While Westside Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, its student population is less diverse compared to nearby schools like Parkside Elementary and Southside Elementary. The school's higher per-student spending of $16,331 may contribute to its strong academic performance, but it also raises questions about the efficient allocation of resources and the potential for cost-effective strategies to achieve similar outcomes. As the Park County School District #1 and Westside Elementary continue to evaluate their strategies, exploring ways to maintain the school's strengths while potentially addressing areas for improvement, such as racial diversity, could further enhance the educational experience for all students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 555 Grand Street
       Powell, WY  82435


(307) 764-6184

District: Park County School District # 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,331 Help


Students who attend Westside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Powell Middle School
High:    Powell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  314

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.5%
Hispanic:
6.7%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westside Elementary ranks better than 84.2% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Westside Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Park County School District # 1. Racial makeup is: White (88.5%), Hispanic (6.7%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Park County School District # 1. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westside Elementary is 12.2. 2 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westside Elementary is $16,331. 2 elementary schools in the Park County School District # 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Westside Elementary 23rd of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Westside Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Park County School District # 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Park County School District # 1 2nd of 42 Wyoming 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 WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.64 10th 131 92.4%
2005 79.40 18th 136 86.8%
2006 64.56 47th 145 67.6%
2007 64.87 49th 149 67.1%
2008 80.78 17th 151 88.7%
2009 74.21 25th 150 83.3%
2010 62.38 60th 150 60.0%
2011 61.75 61st 152 59.9%
2012 75.39 23rd 143 83.9%
2013 71.15 29th 142 79.6%
2014 78.12 20th 147 86.4%
2015 64.96 43rd 154 72.1%
2016 79.52 21st 148 85.8%
2017 83.78 14th 151 90.7%
2018 90.60 7th 147 95.2%
2019 84.02 16th 153 89.5%
2021 84.19 14th 153 90.8%
2022 82.87 15th 144 89.6%
2023 80.24 23rd 146 84.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.34 4th 64 93.8%
2019 63.52 23rd 75 69.3%
2021 89.57 2nd 71 97.2%
2023 78.54 8th 77 89.6%
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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 WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.82 7th 99 92.9%
2019 85.10 7th 132 94.7%
2021 89.91 5th 119 95.8%
2022 77.17 14th 110 87.3%
2023 70.64 16th 115 86.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.05 15th 125 88.0%
2019 72.86 28th 136 79.4%
2021 80.08 14th 132 89.4%
2022 81.00 13th 126 89.7%
2023 69.13 33rd 129 74.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 71.41 11th 72 84.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.06 3rd 126 97.6%
2019 91.70 6th 138 95.7%
2021 86.63 6th 134 95.5%
2022 83.53 12th 127 90.6%
2023 84.25 9th 132 93.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.46 8th 70 88.6%
2021 75.62 7th 67 89.6%
2022 87.61 2nd 60 96.7%
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Rank History for White students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.46 3rd 103 97.1%
2021 84.03 11th 113 90.3%
2022 94.23 1st 103 99.0%
2023 87.09 7th 101 93.1%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming 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 Westside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 319 319
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 305 305
1991 286 0 1 24 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1992 236 0 2 25 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1993 239 0 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1994 243 0 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1995 236 0 4 20 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1996 236 0 4 20 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1997 241 0 3 25 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1998 241 0 2 27 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1999 221 0 2 42 0 n/a n/a 0 265
2000 219 2 1 18 0 n/a n/a 0 240
2001 223 0 1 20 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2002 190 0 1 25 0 n/a n/a 0 216
2003 190 0 1 25 0 n/a n/a 0 216
2004 184 0 0 34 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2005 185 0 0 35 1 n/a n/a 0 221
2006 188 1 0 31 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2007 199 1 1 28 0 n/a n/a 0 229
2008 196 1 1 29 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2009 201 3 2 23 0 n/a n/a 0 229
2010 188 2 3 29 0 2 6 0 230
2011 194 3 0 31 0 0 6 0 234
2012 206 5 1 30 0 0 6 0 248
2013 257 5 1 37 1 0 11 0 312
2014 265 7 2 39 1 0 11 0 325
2015 272 7 2 36 2 0 7 0 326
2016 273 4 1 46 1 0 7 0 332
2017 262 2 2 38 0 0 5 0 309
2018 261 2 2 35 0 0 4 0 304
2019 271 0 1 26 0 0 7 0 305
2020 283 0 2 26 0 0 7 0 318
2021 267 0 1 22 0 0 7 0 297
2022 260 0 1 19 3 0 13 0 296
2023 278 0 0 21 3 0 12 0 314

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 319 n/a n/a n/a
1990 305 14.0 21.7 n/a
1991 311 13.0 23.9 16.1
1992 263 12.0 21.9 15.2
1993 262 13.0 20.2 17.6
1994 262 13.0 20.2 11.8
1995 260 14.0 18.6 18.1
1996 260 14.0 18.6 18.1
1997 269 14.0 19.2 20.4
1998 270 14.0 19.3 16.3
1999 265 14.0 18.9 25.7
2000 240 15.6 15.4 33.3
2001 244 14.5 16.8 59
2002 216 14.5 14.9 35.2
2003 216 14.5 14.9 35.2
2004 218 15.9 13.7 38.5
2005 221 15.9 13.9 45.2
2006 220 15.9 13.8 41.8
2007 229 16.4 14.0 29.3
2008 227 16.4 13.8 28.2
2009 229 17.0 13.4 31.9
2010 230 16.3 13.4 37.8
2011 234 n/a n/a 37.2
2012 248 18.2 13.6 33.9
2013 312 n/a n/a 41.7
2014 325 24.2 13.3 37.5
2015 326 23.0 14.1 36.5
2016 332 23.0 14.4 38.3
2017 309 23.3 13.2 39.5
2018 304 23.3 13.0 37.2
2019 305 23.3 13.0 38
2020 318 23.4 13.5 39.3
2021 297 24.0 12.3 34.7
2022 296 24.7 11.9 29.1
2023 314 25.6 12.2 39.8

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 319 n/a n/a n/a
1990 305 14.0 21.7 n/a
1991 311 13.0 23.9 16.1
1992 263 12.0 21.9 15.2
1993 262 13.0 20.2 17.6
1994 262 13.0 20.2 11.8
1995 260 14.0 18.6 18.1
1996 260 14.0 18.6 18.1
1997 269 14.0 19.2 20.4
1998 270 14.0 19.3 16.3
1999 265 14.0 18.9 25.7
2000 240 15.6 15.4 33.3
2001 244 14.5 16.8 59
2002 216 14.5 14.9 35.2
2003 216 14.5 14.9 35.2
2004 218 15.9 13.7 38.5
2005 221 15.9 13.9 45.2
2006 220 15.9 13.8 41.8
2007 229 16.4 14.0 29.3
2008 227 16.4 13.8 28.2
2009 229 17.0 13.4 31.9
2010 230 16.3 13.4 37.8
2011 234 n/a n/a 37.2
2012 248 18.2 13.6 33.9
2013 312 n/a n/a 41.7
2014 325 24.2 13.3 37.5
2015 326 23.0 14.1 36.5
2016 332 23.0 14.4 38.3
2017 309 23.3 13.2 39.5
2018 304 23.3 13.0 37.2
2019 305 23.3 13.0 38
2020 318 23.4 13.5 39.3
2021 297 24.0 12.3 34.7
2022 296 24.7 11.9 29.1
2023 314 25.6 12.2 39.8

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 $1,283 (8.8%) $13,298 (91.2%) $14,580
2020 $1,385 (9.7%) $12,888 (90.3%) $14,272
2021 $2,451 (16.0%) $12,863 (84.0%) $15,314
2022 $2,378 (14.7%) $13,831 (85.3%) $16,210
2023 $2,294 (14.0%) $14,038 (86.0%) $16,331

Data source: Wyoming 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 16th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 23rd of 146 Elementary schools
 5.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westside Elementary)56.774.6
 17.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)51.367.6
 16.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Westside Elementary)61.769.1
 7.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)55.561.6
 6.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westside Elementary)7253.1
 18.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)64.363.8
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Westside Elementary)9259.2
 32.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)77.170.3
 6.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Westside Elementary)8463.3
 20.7%
   4th Grade Science (Park County School District # 1)67.965.9
 2%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Westside Elementary)68.876.6
 7.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Park County School District # 1)67.276.5
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Westside Elementary)89.680.9
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Park County School District # 1)80.570.5
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students305314
 3%
African American00
American Indian03
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic2621
 19.2%
Pacific Islander00
White271278
 2.6%
Two or More Races712
 71.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38%39.8%
 1.8%


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Students at Westside Elementary are 89% White, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Students who attend Westside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Powell Middle School
High : Powell High School

Westside Elementary ranks 23rd of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 314 students attended Westside Elementary.


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

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