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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Salt Lake City, UT. It has 2,703 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1330
116 responses
Average ACT
27
411 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$92,506
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$402,353
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
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  • Spirit bowl
    22%
  • The annual and very popular Spirit Bowl
    20%
  • $10000 in 10 minutes
    15%
  • Homecoming, East vs West rivalry
    12%
  • Multicultural assembly
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,703
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,567
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,448/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I graduated from West High in 2019. The academics provided here are excellent. They have a large amount of AP, IB, and college courses from SLCC that I took part in and found challenging but it prepared me for my transition into college. I am also very proud of the diversity at this school. We represent so many cultures and take pride in all of them. I also loved my teachers here. They were so good at their job and taught students of all ranges very well, they also understood the students and made learning fun. The clubs at this school should definitely not be looked passed. There is literally a club for everyone! From gamer kids to ocean conservationists you can find a club that represents what you’re all about. This school is a very large school population wise so it’s hard to get to know everyone, however, even if someone doesn’t know you they still stick up for you. Because a panther never stands alone! Once a panther always a panther!
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West high is a place like no other. It's a place where you can be who you are without being judged and can Express yourself in anyway. It's such a diverse school and everyone gets along well, which is a great thing. Sports are one of my favorite things because you get to see what things you are good at what things you want to improve in that sport!
West High School is a school that has a little bit of every single ethnicity of the world, there is so much variety and so much to learn that you could learn about other cultures without even having classes about it, but definitely my favorite thing about West is that we have so many classes, from cooking to business, from ceramics to German, but most importantly, West provides more complex classes to kids that are willing to to take their education to the next level, I’m talking about the IB PROGRAM and the AP Classes. To be honest I’m very glad I am currently at West High School, I don’t imagine myself in other high schools, the food kinda sucks but I’m a proud panther.