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West Lauderdale Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded

 

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Posted February 3, 2010

Awesome school and Great Leadership!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

It's just an average school
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Posted March 13, 2009

West Lauderdale Elementary School is awesome! Beutiful facility, great administration, and wonderful teachers! LEVEL 5!


Posted July 29, 2005

I have 2 children at WLE. I have been very pleased. The teachers are wonderful. Mr. Vick runs a fine school! No wonder people pay outrageous prices to have a home in this school district. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 46%
Black 12% 50%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Playground
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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10350 Hwy 495
Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: (601) 737-2279

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