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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Career & Technical Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Las Vegas, NV. It has 1,384 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
11945 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Telephone
(702) 799-4340
Website
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West Career & Technical Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
266 responses
Average ACT
26
270 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$53,159
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$949
Median Home Value
$209,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
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  • Senior Sunrise
    17%
  • Assemblies
    17%
  • Homecoming and Volunteer days
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Project based learning
    9%
  • Grad Nite
    9%
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance and Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,384
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,964/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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West Career & Technical Academy Reviews

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West Career and Technical Academy is truly a wondrous school! This school is equipped with the finest facilities and the best teachers to help young students, like me, achieve their goals and go beyond their capabilities. When I was a freshman at this school, I was stunned by how ginormous the campus was, how involved all the parents were, and how hard-working each and every student at West Career & Technical Academy was. Being surrounded by such enthusiastic teachers and students made me want to work harder and do my best in this school. Throughout my four years at West Tech, I have become involved in many clubs, programs, and competitions that have further advanced my academic career. At West Tech, any student who goes here will be motivated to try their hardest and will have a plethora of opportunities opened up for them thanks to this amazing school! These four years have definitely not been easy, but they have made me be the person I am today! Go Wranglers!
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At WCTA, most of the staff are caring and the topics we learn are fairly unique compared to other high schools. Our school has 9 programs which guides each student towards their desires of career in the future. WCTA offers programs like Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Management, Cyber security, Digital Media, Engineering, etc. Each program is unique to the different career paths students may choose. Most of the teachers at WCTA are very caring of their students and are very passionate when teaching. They hope for the best of their students and go out of their way to help their students succeed in what they do. However, there are teachers here who aren't as caring of their students. Some of the teachers would just pass out worksheets to keep their class busy but not teach or answer questions posed by students. In result, students are less knowledgeable in those subjects compared to other students in different schools.
Let's start off by saying that, West Career Tech was not my best choice. I went to be in the Medical Sciences program. All throughout my 3 years there, my counselor couldn't have cared less about her students. She was rude, condescending, and everyone on the administration team knew this. When I told the assistant principal about how my counselor told me, "You'll never amount to anything more than a second rate community college. And, you'll definitely never be a surgeon," she just rolled her eyes. This woman told me, that I probably heard her incorrectly and to go back to class. This is just an example of what I went through all three years at this school. And to end on a happy note, I just got my EMT degree! I test to be nationally certified in about two weeks, and after that I'll be working towards that medical degree!