West Magnet School

West Magnet School

10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About West Magnet School

West Magnet School is a public elementary school located in the city of Chicago. Founded in 1965, the school provides a quality education to students in grades PreK-8. West Magnet School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where students can learn and grow. The school offers a variety of academic and extracurricular activities to help students reach their full potential. The school also has an active parent-teacher organization that works to support the students and staff. West Magnet School has a strong emphasis on science and technology, and is proud to be a leader in STEM education. The school has a wide range of technology resources, including a robotics lab, 3D printer and more. West Magnet School is dedicated to helping students prepare for the future, and is committed to providing the best education possible.

Address:

850 Hill St
Batesville, AR 72501

Phone:

(870) 793-9878

Site:

sites.google.com

Grades:

K – 5

Enrollment:

540 students

Overview West Magnet School

West Magnet School serves 540 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
West Magnet School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Verdict on West Magnet School

West Magnet School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of West Magnet School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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