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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wauwatosa, WI. It has 1,041 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
11400 W Center St
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Telephone
(414) 773-3000
Website

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1340
22 responses
Average ACT
26
132 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,929
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    35%
  • Relay for Life
    32%
  • Musicals
    19%
  • Sports
    8%
  • Play off games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,041
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,166
Teachers in First/Second Year
30%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,778/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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West High School Reviews

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Wauwatosa West High School is a home. Never have I once felt unsafe or unaccepted at this school. The students here and the teachers here are very friendly and are very willing to help anyone in need. Teachers work hard to make sure every student has a chance and are always willing to give students outside time to help them out. Over all, Wauwatosa West High School is an amazing place and I'm proud to call it my school.
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Many of the teachers are very uplifting and cheerful and try their hardest to make sure students are receiving the best education possible. I think many of the teaching styles are beneficial and helpful depending on which class. I also think all of the teachers I've had except two in the last three years have been exceptional and are very knowledgeable on the subjects they teach. They are often available after school, before school, and during lunch times to help students. And they never have problems with helping students. Their communication skills are excellent! I've grown to love the staff very much.
There are many clubs and organizations available at the hands of the students. You can do anything from volunteer work outside of school to sing and making arts and crafts. The selection is pretty diverse, however some activities need more funding in order to get what is needed, and some funding is hard to get. The administration is very supportive of the sports, but not supportive of the arts. They don't show up to the art gallery showings, or the choir or band concerts unless they have a family member or child performing in the showcase. Students have mentioned it several times, but administration fails to support the arts. Administration will often make announcements over the intercom about sports and not to miss the big game, but they fail to mention who had a great solo or which piece sounded the best. Us art kids, don't take it personal though. We still love what we do!