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
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
705 E 2nd
Hartford, SD 57033
Telephone
(605) 528-6236
Website

West Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
70 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
Report
  • 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
368
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
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
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.4%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,902/ 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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I love our teachers! They really care and are willing to work with you to see you succeed. I would like to see a little more diversity, more college prep, and students care more about how the influence the school culture.
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I am a sophomore and currently going to West Central High School. This school is great for someone who loves sports and activities. Our school takes academics and sports very seriously, opening new opportunities for everyone. One problem I have ran into while going to this school is diversity. There is not a lot of diversity at West Central. Almost everyone is alike or acts the same, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is just difficult for someone who likes to be different because everyone is so similar. Overall, I think West Central is a good school that provides students with everything they need when going into the world.
West Central High School teachers are phenomenal about going out of their way to help us succeed, incorporating technology into their lessons, and being approachable. Many students within our school have come to favorite teachers seeking advice or a listening ear. We feel safe and comfortable confiding in these teachers because they are friendly, professional, and respectful. Coming in early and staying late are also things that our teachers constantly offer and keep to their word on. I have spent numerous afternoons and mornings being assisted by our teachers. Finally, our teachers are great at incorporating technology into our school work. Since we have one on one laptops, they teach us many useful ways to use computers that convey information effectively and efficiently. These are just a few of the reasons that I hold the West Central staff in high esteem.