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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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Students by Year Group
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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 pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Eunice Smith Elem School307$6,92616.16$53,5890.58
Lovejoy Elem School268$9,34913.4$47,7180.62
Alton Middle School1388$8,27313.91$48,2390.57
Gilson Brown Elem School290$8,85516.11$53,0460.57
Motivational Achievemnt Center29$42,9944.26$48,5610.57

Eunice Smith Elem School

Number of pupils307
Funding per pupil$6,926
Pupil teacher ratio16.16
Average teacher salary$53,589
Diversity index0.58

Lovejoy Elem School

Number of pupils268
Funding per pupil$9,349
Pupil teacher ratio13.4
Average teacher salary$47,718
Diversity index0.62

Alton Middle School

Number of pupils1388
Funding per pupil$8,273
Pupil teacher ratio13.91
Average teacher salary$48,239
Diversity index0.57

Gilson Brown Elem School

Number of pupils290
Funding per pupil$8,855
Pupil teacher ratio16.11
Average teacher salary$53,046
Diversity index0.57

Motivational Achievemnt Center

Number of pupils29
Funding per pupil$42,994
Pupil teacher ratio4.26
Average teacher salary$48,561
Diversity index0.57
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Eunice Smith Elem School1.02 miles
Lovejoy Elem School1.46 miles
Alton Middle School2.11 miles
Gilson Brown Elem School2.11 miles
Motivational Achievemnt Center2.4 miles
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4241 schools in Illinois.
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
2213rdhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races65
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander8
American Indian or Aslaskan Native2
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander1

Out of 590 students, with a diversity index of 0.57

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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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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.