B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
241 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Telephone
(801) 578-8500

West High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1320
68 responses
Average ACT
26
172 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
58%
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 90 responses
Report
  • Spirit bowl
    27%
  • The annual and very popular Spirit Bowl
    26%
  • $10000 in 10 minutes
    18%
  • Homecoming, East vs West rivalry
    16%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Multicultural assembly
    3%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,341
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,567
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,004/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses

West High School Reviews

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One of the key things I love about West High School is that it is one of the most culturally and racially diverse Schools in the state of Utah. It is also located near the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, making a variety of activities possible and letting students experience a city life unparalleled by any other high school in Utah. This School also fulfilled my academic needs with it being one of the 4 Utah schools which boasts the International Baccalaureate Program, which got me into UC Irvine and many of my friends into top-tier Ivy League Schools. I would Super-Senior Here if I could!
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West High is an incredibly diverse, and culturally aware school that fosters creativity, academic success, and college preparedness through an expansive selection of incredibly qualified teachers and unique, thorough higher level courses and programs, such as the IB diploma, AP courses, etc. West High's celebration of diversity and creativity combine to create an immensely supportive faculty and student body that foster student growth and interaction with the community. The school's position as an inner city school allows for a unique development of wider perspectives, open mindedness, and creativity within the students and staff. As an inner city school, there are many opportunities for unique learning experiences as well as an opportunity for students to develop a sense of independence and further involvement with their surrounding communities. West High is an incredible school that will succeed even more with further support from it's community.
The International Baccalaureate program is amazing. Being in a very rigorous program has helped me prepare for college, as the classes taught as "college level" courses. My study habits are stronger now than they were when I started high school from pushing myself to take advanced classes. Overall I give the school a 3/5 because the basic classes at West are not rigorous at all, and the honors classes are only slightly more intense that the basic classes. One great thing about our school is the diversity. Well over 30 countries are represented through our school which makes West a melting pot, helping it be quite easy to become friends with almost anybody.