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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Aurora West Unified School District No. 129 is a public school district located in Aurora, IL. It has 12,029 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

Aurora West Unified School District No. 129 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1150
179 responses
Average ACT
25
271 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,641
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,401/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$69,730
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,300
National
$184,700

Aurora West Unified School District No. 129 Reviews

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WASD 129 is a school district that is dedicated to their students and staff, yet the district doesn't go out of their way to be excellent or even very good. With that being said, the communities surrounding the schools are helpful and if there is any danger the district does have things under control.
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West Aurora school district is very friendly and kind and respectful to the students, but I feel there is not enough preparation for college for the students to succeed. I found myself having to teach myself most of my school work and having to do college research on my own. On the other hand some teacher will offer to stay after school for extra help and this was very helpful to my school year.
I feel like the school is quite redundant. They always hype up the same things, and nobody gets any more interested. The students themselves aren't anything special. All the AP kids are really pretentious and the 'normal' kids are not focused on to build their academic skills. The teacher I have had are really nice and will pay attention if you are willing to work. Most the math teachers seem the most uncaring out of them all. Guidance counselors and administration does not listen carefully to student complaints and needs. Overall though, its just like any other school. I'm pretty sure socially the school is identical to other schools in surrounding districts.