B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2101 Wilmore Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Telephone
(859) 887-2421
Website

West Jessamine High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
13 responses
Average ACT
26
112 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    30%
  • Pep Rallies
    26%
  • Soccer
    17%
  • Football
    13%
  • Basketball
    9%
  • Softball
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,167
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
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
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,271/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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West Jessamine High School Reviews

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My experience at West Jessamine High School has been an excellent! I'm so glad I got to spend my four years of high school at a county school where everyone knows everyone. The teachers at the school are awesome as well. My math teacher I had junior had one of the biggest impacts on me because she made me feel like I could come to her with anything and how she taught me to enjoy math even more than I already did. The clubs and sports team that I participated in during my years of high school was such a good experience as well. Even though our school is small the faculty and students have a huge impact on the lives of the others. I may leave West Jessamine, but West Jessamine will never leave me!
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West Jessamine High school has given me a wonderful public school education. Overall, I have been given the chance to take multiple AP classes starting freshman year. The teachers I had actually took the time to form a relationship with me and help me in all ways possible. I consider this the highest level of public education. The only negative characteristic about the school is that the actual building is older. However, who is inside is much more important!
It is easy to attain intimate relationships with teachers, and therefore receiving recommendations or just daily mentorships. The school offers the most amount of AP courses in the district, allowing the students to take advantage of it and receive numerous AP credits. The history department is definitely one of my favorite departments, along with great teachers in the math and the science department as well. Although it is a smaller school, the atmosphere and the great teachers made my experience at this school exceptional, just wish there could have been a more diverse background along with school-wide events.