School Details

West Central Area S. Elementary School

31 North Central, Kensington, MN 56343
(320) 965-2724
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 127 students 14 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

46%
52%
72%
55%
43%
57%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • West Central Area average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
57%
71%
52%
44%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • West Central Area average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Central Area S. Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kensington. The principal of West Central Area S. Elementary School is James Houseman. 127 children attend West Central Area S. Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 56% of the 127 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Central Area S. Elementary School is 14:1. Cyrus Technology Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    WCA South Elementary has been a great school for us to send our kids! It is has a great community involvement and the small class sizes are amazing. I couldn't imagine sending our kids to another school! This school does very well academically and it definitely shows! Good work WCA!

  • (10 years ago)

    WCA has a great atmosphere for my children. My children know all the other students in the building and are treated respectfully by their peers and their teachers cooks etc. I feel the educational setting is superb. My husband and I are very grateful to have such a good school system in the area where we live.

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