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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Proviso West High School is a public school located in Hillside, IL. It has 1,949 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 2% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
Address
4701 Harrison St
Hillside, IL 60162
Telephone
(708) 449-6400
Website

Proviso West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
2%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1020
60 responses
Average ACT
21
120 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,779
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,400
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
29%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Prom, football & basketball games
    37%
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Nothing
    13%
  • Track meets
    11%
  • Basketball games
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,949
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,095/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Proviso west highschool needs an incredible amount of improvements. The school itself has no a/c, administration i very rude and unprofessional, the students have NO school spirit because of lack of motivation. Also, the grading system has to be changed!
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Being a current graduating senior at Proviso West, I've had many good and bad experiences. From fights, to assemblies, to lockdowns, to pep rallies the school has it's days which every school has. The extracurricular activities are exceptional. The two sports, track and basketball, are the top sports in the school. The academics are ok. if you are a committed student as I am, your academics will always be great. Clubs are extraordinary and provide friendliness and positivity to everyone different and alike within the school. PW is very diverse, from Blacks, Mexicans, Whites, and others, we learn more about another's culture. Teachers are ok. There are teachers who care and some who do not. The principal is ok. She cares enough for the students to make them want to do better for themselves and not just for others. She can be a little rowdy at times but she's also changing the lives of all students enrolled one day at a time. The food sucks.
I've had many experiences at this school, with good being the greatest one. No matter where one goes you will still experience the good and the bad. The only bad experiences I have had in this school have been the problems with the altercations that occurred between students and ending up in physical fights. The lack of security staff quality made everything much more worse. I'm not so sure if I would go back and do it again, but if I did it would be to try harder in some classes! Although, I must say this school is some-what unique in its way. We have so many ethnicities and the way some students get a long with each other is absolutely beautiful.