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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,357 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
3300 Sutherland Av
Knoxville, TN 37919
Telephone
(865) 594-4477

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1370
32 responses
Average ACT
27
191 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,331
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,500
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Football games and choir concerts!
    33%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Homecoming Week
    11%
  • Performing in Musical Theatre Shows
    11%
  • Teacher Student Basketball Games!!!!
    11%
  • Football and Basketball Games
    6%
  • Football games and marching competitions
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,245/ 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
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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West high school is such a diverse place, and the teachers understand everyone is different and comes from different cultures and lifestyles. I love that they respect that. Most of the teachers genuinely care about our future and help us succeed in the best ways they know how. I also love that our high school is the only one in our county with the International Baccalaureate program, which is used to expand our knowledge and explore different thought process of other nations across the world!
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Having just relocated to Tennessee and West High I would say that first impressions of the school have proved me wrong.From the outside West looks like a typical old, rather grimey, inner city school.But once inside although still an aging school you are immidiately beseiged by a vibrant atmosphere of dynamic young teachers, a very diverse student population and a cheerful and involved Principle.There are plans to update and renovate the school.The International Bacculaurate program is challenging and inspiring.Daily schedules are well thought out and the yearly structure of vacations and blocks makes going to school a pleasure for otherwise usually jaded students.Overall I would say that West High is a pleasent surprise and will rise up again as one of Knoxvilles better high schools!
We are incredibly thankful for West High, in Knoxville, TN. We have had three kids go to West. One is now a college freshman and the other two are currently a junior and sophomore. The diversity at West, both ethnic and socioeconomic, is one of its greatest strengths. And the administration and faculty cultivate a unity and energy around the school that both students and parents pick up on. And as parents of students at West, we could not feel more supported by their teachers and the administration. West is also an IB (International Baccalaureate) school, and the IB program has proven beneficial for the entire student body, even those students who are not part of the full IB program. West offers an incredibly unique, healthy and holistic preparatory environment, particularly when compared to other Knoxville area schools. We could not be more thankful for the ways in which West has prepared/is preparing our kids for college and adult life.