Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  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
West Aurora High School is an above average, public school located in Aurora, IL. It has 3,724 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.
Address
1201 W New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
Telephone
(630) 301-5600
Website

West Aurora High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1170
102 responses
Average ACT
25
246 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
Do You Work at West Aurora High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,800
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
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Varsity Football games
    19%
  • Mr. handsome
    18%
  • Pep assemblies
    18%
  • Varsity Basketball games
    12%
  • Senior Night Acknowledgments
    7%
  • Marching Band
    7%
  • Grim Reapers on the night before prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,724
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,208/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
Schools like West Aurora High School
More

West Aurora High School Reviews

465 reviews
All Categories
This school provided all the resources needed to succeed. I came in the school as a freshman, no clue or plan on what I wanted to do for a career. West Aurora had plenty of clubs and organizations that took time of their day to come and speak to the freshmen to help them think of what they could possibly be interested in. Thanks to them, I found a club that focuses in human sciences. I'm currently in college looking to pursue a degree in Biology with a concentration in Physical therapy. I will always be thankful for what they did. The schools atmosphere could use some working on. These clubs and organizations are highly praised for what they can shape students into, but they also turned into cliques and wouldn't interact with one another. Other then that, I could say West (Aurora) is best!
Start Your Review of West Aurora High School
Rate It!
West Aurora High School provided a great learning community to myself and family members in the past. Throughout its years, West Aurora has shaped thousands of children's and parent's lives through their academics and uplifting administration team! The diversity seen within the staff and students has been an aid in helping both groups succeed over time.
It's an amazing school! With so many caring teachers and amazing opportunities. The teachers care about their students and you can see examples of it almost every day. Teachers take the time to listen to us and try to help us with any issues that come up. Whether it's school related or not. They offer an abundance amount of clubs and sports and offer college visits. They try to give us every opportunity to be the best version of ourselves. I feel lucky that I not only have parents that care about me and my future, but also have teachers and advisors that care as well.