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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
West High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in West, TX. It has 443 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
33 responses
Average ACT
24
21 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$50,539
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,900
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    22%
  • The band
    22%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Supportive stands
    11%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Athletics
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
443
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,407
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,415/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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If West High School has taught me anything, it is that we are all capable of doing anything! I have attended West High all through out high school and it has brought a tremendous amount of lessons and memories. This school never failed to provide me with all the knowledge I have ever needed and more. I think that on of the best parts about this school is, in fact, the staff. They are always willing to help you out no matter if they had you in class or not. The counselors provide so much help to every student on campus! The principle and superintendent were at almost every after school activity and knew just about everyone. The atmosphere at school was my favorite part. Our whole student body got along and stuck together. I am so thankful for the bond that West High has allowed me to create with the people around me. I will never forget the school spirit, friendship and leadership that everyone had within them.
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At West High, you are constantly bombarded with new and exciting challenges in every class. You are also surrounded by teachers who care about not just your grades, but you as an individual. The students at West are very friendly, social, and trustworthy; they are willing to listen to you about your problems and will help you get through tough times. On top of it all, West provides MANY club opportunities and sports groups to join! We have over eighty students in our band program alone, not to mention our Biomedical, Engineering, Aerospace, Agriculture, and Computer Science classes. Overall, I feel that West can provide for me academically, as well as make me proud of where I studied as a teenager.
WHS offers academic & extracurricular opportunities that are 2nd to none in our area. We are a STEM academy as well as a comprehensive high school, with a variety of electives to fit their interests. My student is very involved in the Project Lead the Way Engineering tract, and they have access to a STEM lab. West is leading the way in STEM education in our area. OurTSA recently sent multiple students to national competition and placed in the top 4 in three events. Athletics are second to none in facilities and our AD makes sure the programs are top notch. We have had state championships in baseball and softball. Our fine arts program is growing in music, art and theatre. West is the education destination for McLennan county and truly central Texas. The beautiful facility highlights the tremendous opportunities for our students. We have a principal and superintendent that are focused on top notch academics and ensuring that every student meets their full potential.