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West Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (618) 463-2134

1513 State St

Alton, Illinois


About West Elementary School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

West Elementary School is one of 11 schools found in the Alton CUSD 11 district of Illinois.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 590 students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at West Elementary School is $51,942, which is lower than the Illinois state average of $60,779.

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West Elementary School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

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 590$9,19215$51,9420.57
Eunice Smith Elem School (1.02 miles) 307$6,92616$53,5890.58
Lovejoy Elem School (1.46 miles) 268$9,34913$47,7180.62
Gilson Brown Elem School (2.11 miles) 290$8,85516$53,0460.57
Alton Middle School (2.11 miles) 1388$8,27314$48,2390.57
Motivational Achievemnt Center (2.4 miles) 29$42,9944$48,5610.57

West Elementary School

Number of pupils590
Funding per pupil$9,192
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$51,942
Diversity index0.57

Eunice Smith Elem School (1.02 miles)

Number of pupils307
Funding per pupil$6,926
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$53,589
Diversity index0.58

Lovejoy Elem School (1.46 miles)

Number of pupils268
Funding per pupil$9,349
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$47,718
Diversity index0.62

Gilson Brown Elem School (2.11 miles)

Number of pupils290
Funding per pupil$8,855
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$53,046
Diversity index0.57

Alton Middle School (2.11 miles)

Number of pupils1388
Funding per pupil$8,273
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$48,239
Diversity index0.57

Motivational Achievemnt Center (2.4 miles)

Number of pupils29
Funding per pupil$42,994
Pupils per teacher4
Average teacher salary$48,561
Diversity index0.57
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4,241 schools in Illinois. Rankings don't always go up to 4,241 because some schools have missing data.
963rdlargest school
859thhighest number of FTE teachers
2018thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2575thhighest average teaching salary
1328thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1950thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
903rdhighest diversity index
2213thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2 hours

1st Grade: 4 hours

2nd Grade - 5th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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