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West High School
  • Public
  • MADISON, WI

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Administration
    grade C
  7. Sports
    grade A minus
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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West High School is a top rated, public school located in MADISON, WI. It has 2,164 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

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West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1400
135 responses
Average ACT
29
703 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$67,565
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,147
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$262,400
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 31 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
  • Fine Arts Week - a week of student performances
    29%
  • Singing Valentines
    25%
  • Football games
    16%
  • The senior prank is always fun
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Every event is fun
    5%
  • Senior assassins
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,164
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,690
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 43 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,601 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 45 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 45 responses

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