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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
West Catholic High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 513 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Tuition is $9,970 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 68% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Telephone
(616) 223-5900

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,970
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
52%
Average Financial Aid
$3,370

West Catholic High School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
48 responses
Average ACT
28
67 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Football games
    39%
  • Our senior class retreat during the summer
    20%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Tailgating before football games
    9%
  • All school events that deal with faith formation
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
513
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,369
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,800
National
$184,700
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I love west! Freshman year right away i was welcomed, the school does a great job of making you feel comfortable unlike your “normal” high school expierence. Everyone is there to help, the teachers are always there before school, after, and during class, your questions will always be answered. Any possible class you can think of, west has. The classes challenge you and prepare you for the college years.
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West did a great job preparing me for college, I was able to enter college with 42 credits due to the AP classes I took at West. This allowed me to jump ahead the first semester and stay on course while adding a minor to my major. The teachers and staff at West care about the students, and it shows with their attendance at sporting events, coaching teams, and even coming to graduation parties for seniors! Having a small class size was also great during high school, as you could take whatever classes you wanted and get to know whoever you wanted.
All four of my children graduated from West Catholic as did a number of my nieces and nephews. All are currently under 30 and all have graduated from college with at least one degree. They were incredibly well prepared. With the AP credits a number of them entered college as sophomores. They were not only academically challenged, but spiritually challenged as well. Thank you West Catholic staff for all the time, effort, warmth and care you showed them during their time with you!