A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-

Downingtown High School West Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1150
189 responses
Average ACT
27
38 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Football games
    19%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Sports Events
    16%
  • The musical.
    14%
  • Powderpuff
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • The plays
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,408
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,603/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Downingtown High School West Reviews

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Downingtown West provides a welcoming environment for its students and their families. Administration does an excellent job at allowing students to step out of their comfort zone. Overall, the teachers are excellent and have prepared their students for college life. The campus is clean and secure. The opportunities at this school are endless. From classes to clubs to sports, Downingtown West is a phenomenal school.
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Downingtown West is in a great area and is known for its great academics, athletic programs and art programs. Their music program is well-supported as well as the arts. The staff is well-equipped and does a great job at preparing and encouraging their students to follow their passions and get them ready for their future endeavors including college, art schools, music schools, the armed forces, etc. West provides a safe learning environment and promotes school spirit and an overall awesome high school experience.
My experience at Downingtown West High School has been both positive and negative. Over the past four years, I've made irreplaceable friendships and memories. Friday night football games are highly memorable; the nostalgic band songs mixed with the warmth of optimistic peers all cheering for the same team is unmatched. Fortunately, my school gave me the opportunity to challenge myself academically without having to consume myself strictly in schoolwork. I suppose that's what makes West special; it offers students rigorous schedules while allowing students to have lives outside of school. If it was possible to start these past four years over, I believe I would choose this school again. It has taught me countless of valuable lessons about humanity, friendship and life.