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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
West Leyden High School is an above average, public school located in Northlake, IL. It has 1,513 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
1000 N Wolf Rd
Northlake, IL 60164
Telephone
(847) 451-3154
Website
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West Leyden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1120
100 responses
Average ACT
24
158 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,928
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Junior Olympics
    23%
  • Inservice
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • East and West Sports
    7%
  • Pentathlon
    7%
  • Teachers
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,513
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,432
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$25,893/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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West Leyden High School Reviews

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The school academically is excellent! The students looking to jump in straight to work are provided with multiple classes to prepare them for jobs that are looking to hire without any college education. As for those who are looking to go to college, they as well have multiple opportunities to prepare them for life on a campus. Although the rest of the school isn't as great as it seems. The school is more nit picky about technology usage and apparel than they are about the efficiency of the school. I've been countlessly picked on by security guards for something so tiny like having a hat on my head as I was exiting the building. They've pulled me sent me to the Dean's on multiple occasions for being late to class by half a minute only to waste my valuable learning time for almost a whole class period. There's a lot of things this school needs to work on which is why the school is only average
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I did like the amount of electives they have like for example, culinary, something most high schools don't have. They have a variety of clubs and sports. They have good resources, and builiding a cafe. But the staff is disrespectful. They really push on you to do well and talk about college many times. Their food is okay, better then my middle school. But the staff is just rude, well, at least to me. They have alot elecxtives like business, culinary,arts,music,building/construction, art, etc, good for future hobbies. We need the staff to be quite a bit more respectful though. That's it.
My favorite thing about West Leyden High School, and what makes stand out the most, is the school culture. It is such an accepting and friendly environment. There is a great emphasis in helping students reach their full potential. There is a writing and math center for students to go to when they need help before, during, and after school. There is a multitude of Advance Placement courses and everyone is encouraged to at least take one. West Leyden also has a program to help Freshman transfer from middle school to high school, and it even goes further to guide them on their first steps after high school.