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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 1,402 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

West Career & Technical Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1210
297 responses
Average ACT
26
356 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,694
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,700
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 174 responses
  • Senior Sunrise
    17%
  • Assemblies
    16%
  • Homecoming and Volunteer days
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Grad Nite
    10%
  • Project based learning
    9%
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance and Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,402
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,931
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 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
$10,528/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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I'm in the environmental science program at West Career and Technical Academy. I consider this school to be phenomenal! There are many good things to say about my school. There are plenty of opportunities that prepare you for the future while at the same time there's plenty of enjoyment learning in the present moment. West Career and Technical Academy provide a variety of programs, excellent academics, care for their students, and is a beautiful campus. We even have an amazing greenhouse on the property! There have been very kind and inspiring people I've met on campus that I'm beyond grateful for. The one thing I would change about my school is the amount of homework we receive. Many students including myself have had difficulties with managing the overload of homework they provide. However, we still make it work and we grow through the process. Overall West Career and Technical Academy is a wonderful high school that provides a good education.
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West Career and Technical Academy is a high school in Las Vegas, NV. It is one of the top magnet CTE schools in the state and in the country! WCTA offers Business Management, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnical Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Digital Media, and Cyber Security programs. All of these programs are incredibly beneficial for students who want to be ready to study these specific majors in college. Other than our incredible programs, we have an incredible administration, awesome teachers, and caring counselors. Another very important thing is the fact that WCTA provides us with many academic and leadership opportunities to connect with other students and prepare for our futures. For instance, there is DECA, FBLA, HOSA, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Olympiad, etc. Overall, for the short time I've attended WCTA, I can't even begin to explain what the school, it's opportunities, and the staff members have done for me. I love West Career and Technical Academy!
I have three kids going through West Tech and have nothing but good things to say about it! My kids are well prepared for college and have all been having a wonderful high school experience. I love that the school administration is innovative and adapting it’s curriculum to the changing landscape of careers needed. I just wish the school district would realize that they need to invest in more counseling services for students. Students need a lot more interaction with counselors to help guide them to college. This service is what will empower our kids most to passing the baton and becoming independent and being in the driver’s seat for their futures. That said, I can only say thank you to the West Tech teachers and great administration for truly preparing my kids for college. This is a great education option in Las Vegas.