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Westside Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 450 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 10, 2013

The teachers are great with my children, though the principal has it out for my son... She's constantly calling me telling me that he's a bad kid and and actually yells at me..ect. Also the bus driver uses inapropriate language and even punches the bus. Thought the school does nothing about it. Very unsatisfied overall..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

I love the family atmosphere of the staff and teachers! We are very pleased at the quality of education our children are receiving. The teachers are very willing to learn the newest, best practices for teaching our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Westside elementary is a great school, but it is becoming overcrowded very quickly. Development in the area has caused significant increase to the number of students. There is not a lot of cross involvement with grades. Classrooms for each grade interact. Parents are seen volunteering on a regular basis. There is advanced placement available and also remedial classes available. Music, art, library and phy ed are skills that are taught on a very regular basis; at least once a week. Overall the teachers are very kind and considerate. The principal is very involved and it makes for a good learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African American33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male66%
African American17%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 83%
Black 7% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 9%
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 26%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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945 7th Ave West
West Fargo, ND 58078
Phone: (701) 356-2110

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