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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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 1,211 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
2101 Wilmore Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Telephone
(859) 887-2421
Website

West Jessamine High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
18 responses
Average ACT
26
194 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Pep Rallies
    18%
  • Football
    15%
  • Soccer
    15%
  • Basketball
    12%
  • 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
1,211
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,037
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$10,855/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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West Jessamine High School Reviews

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The academics are incredible. Classes offered are diverse and geared towards getting you college ready. If you want to take AP classes, there are many to choose from. Most High Schools don't offer the AP classes that West has. The teachers are caring. My counselor helped me with my class choices, knowing what major I want to go into in college. I feel I received a great education at West!
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West Jessamine High School is a great school for academics and finding out what your interests are. The school together with Jessamine Career and Technology Center prepares students for life after school, whether that be college or straight into a career. The administration works to motivate its students as best it can and maintain a fun yet orderly learning environment. The technology in the school is average, as most of the kids have computers or Google chrome books available to them, however the district WiFi network is very poor and often refrains students from getting what they need to get done during class. The social environment is good; students are mostly open and make friends of the same interests as them. Teachers at West work very hard to grade fairly and develop lesson plans that pertain to the curriculum while also teaching students about life lessons.
West Jessamine High School has number academic programs that will help students get ready for college. I, myself, have taken 10 AP classes during my time there, which is saving me time and money spent in introductory level classes in college. There are also plenty of dual credit classes offered that students can also take to get college credit. The teachers are willing to help any student who does not understand the content right away. However, as someone heavily involved in the arts,I have found that the school does not focus on any creative art form. Most of our arts programs are heavily underfunded, and have to rely on fundraisers during the year to get needed equipment and/or supplies.