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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West High School is a public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 1,438 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 11% in reading.
Address
820 S Osage
Wichita, KS 67213
Telephone
(316) 973-3600
Website

West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
11%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
78 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,775
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • West Fest
    24%
  • Football pre-game listening to the WWHS song.
    21%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Mr. Pioneer Pageant
    21%
  • Night before 1st football game we have a bonfire
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,438
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,118
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$12,307/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Hey. I went here for four years. It was a great school, the teachers will try to work with you, they will do everything in their power to help you succeed in life. Everything you accomplish is something that you should be very proud of. Always remember that you should work hard and enjoy high school!
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What I like about West High School is that we the students are able to have Career opportunities. These career opportunities allow us to think about College ahead of time rather than last minute. We have academies that help us have a clear view on our options. Most teachers help us manage our time well by being organized for our daily lessons. At West we are able to have a good relationships with teachers because we give each other respect. Its easy to make friends because we all share similarities such as interests and hobbies. Our school spirit is beyond amazing because we love to represent West High School, from chanting to cheering we like to be known as what we are; roaring successful pioneers.
My experience at West High has been enlightening for it has inspired me in my career choice through its Health and Human Services Academy. This Academy has given me the opportunity to fully grasp the hospital setting and interpret patient to health care worker interactions and relationships focused on goals for wellness. I've learned more here than I feel I could have learned anywhere else. The diversity of the student body in cultural background and interests doesn't separate the young men and women in the school but bring them closer together in order to each other the significance of our passions. Fights between select students however tend to occur and a change that can remedy this is being more adamant about these teens going to see counselors who can help them.