School Details

West Side Elementary School

72 Braves Ln, Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-9211
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 492 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Catoosa County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
92%
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85%
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90%
95%
93%
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90%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Catoosa County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
96%
94%
75%
89%
90%
88%
95%
93%
66%
81%
80%
63%
82%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
76%
83%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Catoosa County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Side Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of West Side Elementary School is Mike Rich, who can be contacted at mrich@catoosa.k12.ga.us. 492 students attend West Side Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the West Side Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 492 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at West Side Elementary School is 14:1. Battlefield Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 91%
Hispanic 7% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 43%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is only the 2nd day of school. The very first day I took my son in and met with staff! As I did like how the greeted me and my son and let us know who they where The Problem came after school as my son is a bus rider. The had told me he would ride the same bus AM & PM Hours. My son is only in Kindergarten. They placed my son on the wrong bus and the bus driver dropped him off in a place he does not know lucky enough my friends Grandson was on the bus and was smart enough to walk him home or my son would have been lost! I am VERY FURIOUS with the STAFF and I am waiting for a Conference with the Principle! I am also going to speak with the Supervisor of this school! I do understand the First day is hectic but this is UNEXCEPTABLE !!! I will see how the rest of the school year goes and will review again! Thank you ! ( Sept. 8th 2011)

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has disclosed my childrens information illegally on two different occassions! Reported this to school board and all they did was apologize and tell me this wouldnt happen again! The person just got a slap on the hand! The personel responsible for this leak of information is still employeed there! No suspension! I am seeking attorney advice because this didn't just happen once but twice and I am not waiting on 3rd!

  • (4 years ago)

    The principals truely care for my son! I love that about West Side!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I always feel that they keep me up to date on both my children. They both love their teacher mr.Burch I feel blessed that my children have such a great place to learn

  • (8 years ago)

    West Side is really a good school. The teachers and the staff have always been wonderful to work with me on determining the best course of action for my child's education. They are communicative and responsive. I couldn t ask for a better support system. Next year I will have two kids at WSE and I am thrilled!

  • (9 years ago)

    West Side Elementary is such a GREAT school. The teachers really take an interest in your child and his or her needs. The great attitude and love they show here has made my son's kindergarten year great. He loves school and all the teachers. I highly recommend this school to all my friends.. Thanks WEST Side staff for an AWESOME year. Mrs. Bonifacius

  • (9 years ago)

    My two children attend Westside this year and they love the teachers. The staff is very nice and they really give 100% to the students. I have never seen or heard any teacher or faculty mis-handle a child or situation. Westside focus on your child and the needs of your child. This is a GREAT school!

  • (10 years ago)

    My granddaughter attended another school last year and is in the first grade at Westside this year. This school is very organized less pressure fun learning. She loves it and so do we.

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