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.
West Jessamine High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
- 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
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!
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.