PROFICIENCY 25% 35% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
16%Bessemer City
24%Bessemer
37%Alabama

Westhills Elementary School is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Bessemer City" in Bessemer, AL. There are a total of 352 students and 22 teachers at Westhills Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 225 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Westhills Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.5%, which is 35% lower than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students352
Teachers21.75
Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch225
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Westhills Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All30-34%
340-49%
420-29%
530-39%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All15-19%
320-29%
411-19%
511-19%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Westhills Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
Caucasian 2.8% 2.2% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 93.9% 91.5% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.8% 5.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.6% 0.5% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
James A Davis Middle School13%0.8Bessemer, AL
Jonesboro Elementary School12%1.3Bessemer, AL
Jess Lanier High School14%1.3Bessemer, AL
Abrams Elementary School12%2.6Bessemer, AL
Charles F Hard Elementary School12%3.1Bessemer, AL
North Highland Elementary School40%3.3Hueytown, AL
Hueytown Middle School26%4.1Hueytown, AL
Greenwood Elementary School27%4.1Bessemer, AL
Greenwood Elementary School32%4.3Bessemer, AL
Hueytown Elementary School44%4.4Hueytown, AL
Hueytown High School35%4.6Hueytown, AL
Brighton Middle School22%4.7Brighton, AL

Bessemer demographics profile

StatisticBessemerAlabamaNational
Population26,8564,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6629291
Median age40.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%57%55%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Bessemer

IndexBessemerAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade78.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.1%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.9%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.4%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Westhills Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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