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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  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 12,611 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
1877 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
Telephone
(630) 301-5000
Website

Aurora West Unified School District No. 129 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1150
143 responses
Average ACT
25
261 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,611
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

Total Expenses
$164,958,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,363/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$66,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,800
National
$184,700

Aurora West Unified School District No. 129 Reviews

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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.
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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.
There are many students there. They are all different races, and so much diversity. There are many opportunities to become involved in the school. You can enrich your studies or academics. There are multiple clubs and sports one could join. Teachers there are pretty great at teaching.