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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Central High School is a public school located in Hartford, SD. It has 402 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

West Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
7 responses
Average ACT
25
135 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$69,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    30%
  • Football Games
    25%
  • Prep Ralley
    20%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Concert Choir rehearsals/performances
    5%
  • Fitness
    5%
  • Theater rehearsals/performances
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
402
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,618
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,435/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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West Central High School Reviews

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West Central is a small school, and with a small community but it is the best place to be. Teachers always involve students and find different ways to make students learn everyday. West Central has a pretty good administration when dealing with financials. All of our sports programs are on the up slope, with great coaches and amazing Athletic Director. I have always had tough time learning, so West Central and the teachers talked and found ways to help me improve my learning. West Central is a school where if I had a kid there isn't another place I would want them.
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My overall experience at West Central High School was an average experience. I moved my junior year and the school is not too diverse and very grouped off. However, the academics are great and the facility is always kept clean. The teachers are some of the nicest teachers I've had. I would like to see changes like more diversity within the students. Also I believe it would be more beneficial to students to have a longer lunch rather than an SRB and DEAR time. Finally I believe that seniors should have a little more freedom. We should not be required to attend SRB if we don't need to, nor should we have to take a bunch of elective classes if we have met all the graduation requirements.
My most favorite part about West central is their homecoming week, almost everyone participates. The staff and students are very friendly.