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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
West Hall High School is an above average, public school located in Oakwood, GA. It has 1,108 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

West Hall High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
126 responses
Average ACT
25
34 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,171
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,200
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.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Theatre Performances
    22%
  • The Sports Programs
    22%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • The Club Programs
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,108
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,351
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$9,210/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I'm a new student to West Hall High School since I didn't go to West Hall Middle. So far I found the school decent, and I haven't had any trouble. A very important part of West Hall is knowing which crowd to hang around. There are people there that smoke and drink and such, even right in the school! I find that the classes there are fine, and I'm content with them. If your child wants a rigourous school, then West Hall is still a good option. The school there offers dual enrollment, the IB program, and AP classes. It might not be the very best school, but it is a decent school.
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West Hall High School is a small school built off of the sweat of hardworking and smart students who receive no recognition, unlike their sports teams that rarely participated in any elevated championship competitions. The arts, a diverse and talented department, received a total funding of $0, as our charismatic and intelligent principle believed that the football program was truly the best place to invest our tax dollars outside of their ridiculously large PTA groups that provided thousands of dollars. Academics did not fair any better than the arts, despite a rising percentage of students who dropped out or failed out, or the small IB/AP classes that were barely holding together the very seams of our school's credibility and integrity because, truly, high school is all about a bunch of mediocre 15 year olds failing to make a field goal six yards from the end zone. Go spartans.
While I have seen some moments of promise, high school was vastly underwhelming. Teachers will teach wrong material, outright admit to not knowing the lessons since they only are teaching to coach and even cases where a teacher did not show up in his class for almost a month, leaving class to a student teacher. They build buildings for the football team rather than help education, the arts or even fixing bathrooms. Programs may force students to pay for not being able to do fundraisers. Without IB and art, the education I would have received would be close to nothing. Between poor lessons, teachers who openly despise their jobs, weeks of literally doing nothing in class, and a multitude of other things that have occurred, my experience was lacking. However, there is hope with IB, AP, select teachers who do truly care and the possibilities the new principle may bring. Still, this school was the epitome of Georgia education.