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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Central Senior High School is a public school located in Francesville, IN. It has 280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1852 S Us 421
Francesville, IN 47946
Telephone
(219) 567-9119
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
40 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,596
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$656
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Sports Spectacular
    50%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
280
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.7%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,950/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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West Central Senior High School is an average school amongst the others. It takes pride in its students succeeding, graduating on time, and participating in activities. What should change at West Central Senior High School is how there are fewer tutors/ after school tutors to help students with their assignments. There should be more hands-on learning for those who learn better with that method compared to visual learning.
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The small size of the school would lead one to believe that each student would feel like their personal needs could easily be accommodated to by the staff. However, this is unfortunately not the case most of the time. Most teachers fail to be open to any sort of criticism and are often visually irritated when students, even collectively, say that they do not understand a certain concept in class. Rather than attempting to explain in a different manner, a handful of teachers will more likely be seen telling the students to figure it out themselves. The student/teacher interaction could be worse; a good enough portion of the staff seem as though they do try to care for their students. There is also a problem with the very, very little diversity in the student body which leads many students, including myself, to feel alienated and alone and unfortunately this is an often overlooked problem by the administration. All in all my overall academic experience has been simply bearable.
While there are some good teachers, there are other teachers who are not qualified to do their jobs. There is too much of a focus put on sports instead of the arts department. The current band director is doing a great job though. The school does not pay their faculty well enough to get the good ones to stay. I have watched a good number of faculty leave for better paying jobs.