B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
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
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1210
23 responses
Average ACT
25
212 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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.33 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
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  • Varsity Football games
    20%
  • Mr. handsome
    19%
  • Pep assemblies
    18%
  • Varsity Basketball games
    13%
  • Senior Night Acknowledgments
    8%
  • Grim Reapers on the night before prom
    7%
  • Marching Band
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,678
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,208/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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West Aurora High School Reviews

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Love the School! I graduated in 2017 and it was the best four years so far of my life. I ran Varsity Track for them for four years and the coach is amazing. The best part of High School where the events that happened like the football games, plays, and basketball games. I love the school because everyone gets together and we form one big family. Our School roadie section is probably by far the best in Illinois in my opinion. We all get together and court different themes for football games and basketball games. Some of our themes are like country theme, black out, pink out for breast cancer awareness month, and a lot more. I am happy to say that I'm proud to be the Class of 2017 from West Aurora High school!
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West Aurora was a school that provided students with many opportunities not only in the classroom, but in the community and on the competition arena. My experience being in the band as well as balancing athletics (soccer and golf), academics, and community service really prepared me for balancing the demands of college life. West Aurora really cared about creating well-rounded individuals, ready for whatever path they would take after school.
Since my final years of attending West Aurora, their drive to increase the school's image and allow associates to re-confide in the system was intensely amplified. My school had its fair share of scandals but, West Aurora made sure to remind all students that the positives will always outweigh the negatives. Holding countless ceremonies to honor our veterans, those alumni that recently died in the Iraq war as well, creating a Wall of Alumni (including one alum that had been the art teacher for Walt Disney!), and holding several school-wide contests. One contest to design the new school crest had inspired me, to end the stereotypical Native American mascot image, so much that I sought out to win and had. West Aurora has been a wonderful institution for many years and it's commitment to its students and society will continue to be far-reaching.