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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West High School is a public school located in Columbus, OH. It has 786 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
179 S Powell Ave
Columbus, OH 43204
Telephone
(614) 365-5956
Website

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
29 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,156
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$856
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • School Talent Show, Culture Club, Sports events
    100%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
786
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
$17,851/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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West High School Reviews

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I started my years at West High School as an incoming sophomore, and my very first day I was greeted by so many nice teacher and students. Now don't get me wrong, West High is definitely a school to concern you, but underneath all that we all know how to keep each other safe and stay focused. But, Know this, West is not for everyone. I graduated class of 2018.
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I love the theatre and sports there, I also have access to a lot of help if needed, and I have tons of friends that support me. Bullying is not as high as everyone thinks, West is a community and very diverse. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
At West high school, I appreciate the fact that the staff treat each student fairly and that they understand the situations each student may go through.