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West Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (319) 334-7430

1301 1St St W

Independence, Iowa


About West Elementary School
3rd Grade - 6th Grade

West Elementary School is one of 4 schools in the Independence Comm School District of Iowa.

West Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in 3rd Grade to 6th Grade. Compared to other schools in Iowa, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 392 students.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $49,852, which is lower than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
West Elementary School 392$13,17014$49,8520.06
Early Childhood Center (0.02 miles) 44$8,47914$39,3620.13
East Elementary School (0.05 miles) 288$9,90712$54,1740.06
Independence Junior Senior High School (0.6 miles) 676$15,47815$58,9560.11
Perry #1 Elementary School (5.16 miles) 37$5,86219$49,3720.00
Jesup Elementary School (8.09 miles) 432$8,06017$47,9010.11

West Elementary School

Number of pupils392
Funding per pupil$13,170
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$49,852
Diversity index0.06

Early Childhood Center (0.02 miles)

Number of pupils44
Funding per pupil$8,479
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$39,362
Diversity index0.13

East Elementary School (0.05 miles)

Number of pupils288
Funding per pupil$9,907
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$54,174
Diversity index0.06

Independence Junior Senior High School (0.6 miles)

Number of pupils676
Funding per pupil$15,478
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$58,956
Diversity index0.11

Perry #1 Elementary School (5.16 miles)

Number of pupils37
Funding per pupil$5,862
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$49,372
Diversity index0.00

Jesup Elementary School (8.09 miles)

Number of pupils432
Funding per pupil$8,060
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$47,901
Diversity index0.11
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Rankings within Iowa
There are 1,377 schools in Iowa. Rankings don't always go up to 1,377 because some schools have missing data.
464thlargest school
436thhighest number of FTE teachers
573rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
931sthighest average teaching salary
954thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
395thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1252ndhighest diversity index
447thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

3rd Grade - 6th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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