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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West High School is an above average, public school located in Oshkosh, WI. It has 1,685 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
375 N Eagle St
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Telephone
(920) 424-4090
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West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
9 responses
Average ACT
26
126 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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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
$45,708
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,800
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Prom
    29%
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • School breaks, lol
    19%
  • Athletic Teams
    10%
  • Cast Parties
    6%
  • Sock N' Buskin Extravaganzas
    6%
  • Blood Drive and Fundraisers
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,685
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,868
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

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
$12,664/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I think that overall, Oshkosh West High School is a well-established school with good teachers, sports, and school spirit. But I feel as if it lacks diversity, clubs for everyone, and academic freedom. I feel like West should hire more teachers who are able to connect to teenagers. There is definitely a handful of teachers that are awesome! I think that our administration focuses too much on sports and not on the arts. Which is sad because there are a lot of talented, creative students at West.
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One of the main things about West High School that I love is the CAPP Program. This is an amazing opportunity for students to earn college credits for schools within the UW system at a discounted price. This school year I will be taking 4 such classes including Calculus 1 and 2 which will give me an amazing head start going into my freshman year at UWO. Another things that I love at West is the ACT Prep that the school offers. During the first semester finals, Juniors are allowed to take practice ACT tests instead of the traditional finals. Providing this for students allows them to understand what may be in the test when they actually take it in February.
The teachers at West, for the most part, show a genuine interest in the success of their students. The few sub par teachers are more than compensated for by those who dedicate everything they have to teaching. Those teaching AP courses stick out in my mind, as they do more than just teach the content--but rather become so passionate in teaching that the students grow a genuine interest in the topic at hand as well. Not only are classes properly taught, but are offered at the college-level as well. Having the opportunity to enroll in AP courses as early as freshman year has allowed me rack up a total of 56 college credits before even entering my freshman year of college. Beyond the classroom, West's athletics and clubs are offered with vast diversity, practically every interest and passion in the student body is catered to.