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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
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West High School is a public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 1,325 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.
Address
820 S Osage
Wichita, KS 67213
Telephone
(316) 973-3600
Website
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West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1140
5 responses
Average ACT
20
85 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$29,655
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Median Home Value
$59,456
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
1,325
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,363
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
$13,808/ 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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It was great how much diversity there was, the people are kind despite what other schools think. The teachers really care about your success and they try to help students, even on a one on one. Some of the athletics could be improved, but overall West High provides great opportunity for every student. The student just has to take advantage of what is offered to them.
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West high has Academys which have been amazing. They help our students finish with certificates like EMT and nursing. The staff is so amazing and kind. They do their best to help us be successful. Especially for the future. There are many programs like Avif that help develop students in many ways like being college ready. West really helps you build the right path for your future. It's such an amazing school that makes me say that I am proud to be a pioneer.
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!