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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Bayard Rustin High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Chester, PA. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Bayard Rustin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
385 responses
Average ACT
29
94 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$111,055
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,732
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Football games
    17%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Pep rally
    15%
  • Any sports games
    11%
  • School musical
    10%
  • Art
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,284
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,472
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,861/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I liked the emphasis of academic success and scholarly preparation. This school definitely prepared for higher education in addition to having the new resources for that. However, I believe the school could have more inclusion and diversity and an overall better community that accepts children from lower social classes. There should have been more accommodation and nurture for those who did not fit the common fold. They have all the means and dedication to achieve such. Overall, the experiences and memories at Bayard Rustin High School were invaluable to the successes of the rest of my life and certainly a privilege.
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I have been very happy with Bayard Rustin Highschool! There is always someone to help me if I’m stuck on an assignment. I have had medical issues and the school has been great, even sent a home teacher. I have an IEP and the team listens to me about my education. I have not had any bullying problems either! Thank you
Rustin High School is a unique environment. While it is similar to any other school, I found the academics challenged me. Rustin offers many great opportunities both in and out of school such as internships, extracurricular activities, vast elective options, one-on-one help to prepare for college, and much more. I enjoyed being surrounded by so many others who are willing to work as hard as I am, and I strongly believe the education is held to a high standard. While many students don't enjoy school, Rustin has made my experience more than bearable, and I encourage incoming students to take a chance with new opportunities and challenge themselves when picking classes.