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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West High School is an above average, public school located in Oshkosh, WI. It has 1,686 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
11 responses
Average ACT
26
152 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,346
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$732
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,200
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Prom
    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
1,686
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,426
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$13,320/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I switched to Oshkosh West in the middle of my freshman year after attending a very small school beforehand, and honestly, it was one of the best choices I've made. Easily my favorite part about West were the teachers: nearly every single teacher that I had when I was in high school was great, especially in the art and history department! If there's one thing I didn't like, it was easily the CPM math program, which is student-based groupwork without much help from the teacher. I have struggled in math my whole life, so their math program didn't work well for me. Everything else about West was pretty great, I miss going there!
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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.
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.