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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bay City Western High School is an above average, public school located in Auburn, MI. It has 1,164 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 1% in reading.
500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
1%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
124 responses
Average ACT
25
85 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$48,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Football games
    25%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Number one fan. That we couldn't do this year.
    8%
  • Camp out before the Central game
    8%
  • Mr. Western
    7%
  • Senior campout before it was school sanctioned
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,164
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,381
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,713/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Bay City Western is a rural, majority middle-class, public school located in the small town of Auburn Michigan. Most of its students identify as caucasian, and there is little diversity compared to Bay City Public’s Central High. But what Western lacks in diversity, it makes up for by offering the most AP classes in its district, the most award-winning teachers of its district (such as Saginaw Valley Teacher of the Year,) AND possesses the highest graduation rate of any school in its district.
Bay City Western is a division one school and the proud home of the Girl’s Track and Field State Champions, a nationally-recognized baseball team, and a MHSAA championing softball team. Western proudly boasts its award-winning coaches and envied athlete.
While Western holds the title as one of the best schools in its surrounding area, its administration is known for a lack of communication with parents, students, and teachers when it comes to events such as half-day schedules and assemblies.
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I loved spending my four high school years at Western High! The majority of the teachers are very nice and care about their students. They have a wide range of sports and many coaches that truly do their best to help the student athletes prepare. There are countless resources available to students in helping them to prepare for their futures.
As an alumni, and now a parent of a student at Western High School, I feel very strongly about the excellent education and many opportunities available from this school. The Teachers and support staff by and large are excellent, and truly care about their students. There are many opportunities for extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, volunteering, etc. The Facility is very nice, and the sports fields and stadiums are quite vast. I recommend this high school very highly.