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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
West Jessamine High School is an above average, public school located in Nicholasville, KY. It has 1,244 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

West Jessamine High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
23 responses
Average ACT
26
249 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,728
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,100
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
93%
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 36 responses
  • Spirit week
    25%
  • Football
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%
  • Basketball
    14%
  • Soccer
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    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
1,244
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,589
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,958/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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West Jessamine is an outstanding school. The teachers form personal relationships with each in every student and make it a point to check up on you. This not only makes school a better environment for everyone it also helps students enjoy school instead of dreading it. In every class the students not only learn about academics they learn about things that will be used in the real world. For example we have a math class dedicated to learning about taxes, bills, mortgages, and other money life skills that student will need in the future. The one thing that could be worked on is student involvement. Although teachers have a relationship with the students they don’t use it to help make the school better or help make changes in the school. Overall West Jessamine high school is an incredible school.
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Over the last few years at West Jessamine High School I've learned a lot, not only in the classroom but skills to take into the future as well. This school makes it challenging yet doable to gain required credits to graduate and offer so many places for students to get invested. The platforms of support show to help tremendously with students making the most out of the opportunities there in order to succeed. My personal involvement with DECA, Student Government, NHS, the school newspaper, AP and Honors classes and peer tutoring have enabled me to be able to help the school community as well out into the local community. I've been blessed to have been introduced to the many platforms in which my school offers to gain advantage for my life. West Jessamine overall has many opportunities and support systems for their students to get planted in and faculty that cares greatly for their students succession, which has benefited me greatly over the last four years at this institution.
My experience at West Jessamine High School will always be unforgettable. Throughout my four years there, I was always surrounded with exceptional and incredibly supportive teachers and classmates and a comfortable and positive school climate. If I was struggling in any core subject areas, I knew I had teachers who would help me and provide the necessary means for me to succeed. My school has also initiated several clubs to suit the interests of all students and improve their academic experiences. Some of these clubs include a Sources of Strength club that provides one-on-one peer mentorship and campaigns to help struggling students, a gender issues club, a gay-straight alliance club, etc... It's been fantastic witnessing the growth of this school to say the least. We have undeniably come a long way.