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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
West Albany High School is a highly rated, public school located in Albany, OR. It has 1,292 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

West Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
140 responses
Average ACT
28
42 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,263
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700

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.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
  • Pep assemblies, dances, air guitar, and powderpuff
    32%
  • Sports events
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Foot ball games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Senior Camp out
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,292
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,881
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,219/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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West Albany high school is known as the rich kid school, and it lives up to the name. West has snobby rich kids that will treat you like trash if you don't drive a brand new BMW. Our athletics take place over everything, nobody care about the art kids, music or anything else. Sports are the main event here, they'd much rather produce a D1 athlete than a academic genius here. Many students do and can get away with coming to classes high, and vaping in class. Now i do have to say all the teachers here are excellent, they really care about the students that actually put time and effort into their school work. Overall west Albany high school is the better school in the greater Albany public school district, it is not the best school in oregon.
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For a relatively small school that doesn't get a whole lot of funding, West does a great job motivating its students and providing a positive atmosphere. The small city of Albany certainly isn't lacking in school spirit or quality teachers. Most of the staff genuinely care about their students' success and will go above and beyond to help them with class material. The lack of funding for some academic activities like newspaper and mock trial were a bit frustrating, as money is necessary to provide students ample time to learn, contribute, and stay competitive. I graduated in 2010 so I'm not sure what has changed in terms of academic offerings. While attending, I did earn about 25 college credits which was great. I hope they continue to offer students more college credit opportunities! It's also a decent school for sports and remains pretty competitive in football.
West has great teachers in a horrible building. Football is the encouraged sport, while most others are left to struggle for money. There is one club which puts on fun dances, but the leadership club itself is incredibly toxic and unwelcoming. I also got dress-coded once when the only part of my body showing skin was a sliver of my stomach, which was irritating because a t-shirt shows more skin that that outfit does, so it doesn't have great administration.