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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Waukesha, WI. It has 1,172 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
9 responses
Average ACT
26
230 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$98,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Football games
    23%
  • Pep rallys
    22%
  • School dances
    18%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Talent show
    9%
  • Plays
    9%
  • Band concerts or competitions
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,875
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$11,653/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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As a student, I think that the academics at Waukesha West go beyond standards, but I believe there is more that can be done. People are generally outgoing and friendly, but often closed-minded and ignorant towards minority communities, such as the LGBTQ and the African-American communities. There’s also a shortage of staff. There are only three guidance counselors for nearly twelve-hundred students. Again, there is more that can be done.
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When thinking about my school, a lot of positive memories come to mind. During my first years at West, I have made genuine friendships, covered and completed a multitude of coursework, and made great relationships with various teachers. At West, the facility is caring and wants to see their students succeed. The teachers have prepared their students well to succeed in not only high school, but also time after high school as well. I am blessed because of my time at West, as I have been made a better person, both academically and personally because of my hardworking teachers and staff.
I loved my experience at West High School. The teachers were friendly, helpful, and truly interested in seeing their students succeed. The overall environment was pleasant and extremely conducive to learning. The amount of AP classes offered has helped me tremendously in college as I was able to take many AP classes and pass the tests, giving me a large number of credits going in. The class sizes were small, and, the athletics offered were competitive. There were many outside opportunities available for dual enrollment and internships.