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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    C+
West Lutheran High School is a highly rated, private, Christian school located in Plymouth, MN. It has 143 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $7,645 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 87% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$7,645
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
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 9 responses
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  • Dig Pink
    67%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
143
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$100,280
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,300
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,700
National
$184,700
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West Lutheran High School Reviews

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West Lutheran High School is overall a good school. It is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Christianity plays a large role in the school, and it is largely supported by the area WELS churches.
Academics are great. I felt ready for college. Diversity is lacking, the international student “program” has always been less than 10 students. The teachers are fine. They’ll help you outside of class time. Class sizes are very small. Clubs are non-existent. Athletics are average. The school is very safe from the outside. Facilities are just fine, nothing to write home about. Parents are highly involved. The school would not survive if parents weren’t involved. Music department is surprisingly pretty good considering the size of the school. The school also has a new electronics and technology lab. Science lab is good.
Student life varies. There are certainly cliques, there’s no denying that. It helps to be a WELS member at this school.
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If you are considering WLHS for your student, here are some pros/cons:

PROS:

If your student is struggling in a bigger school, WLHS might be the place for you since the class sizes are so small.

It is a Christian school, so religion is a part of the curriculum.

CONS:

Newer, less qualified teachers are being hired as older teachers retire; thus, the quality of education is decreasing and the students suffer as a result.

WLHS is geared more toward the WELS organization members than non-members.

Bullying is a big problem at the school. If the one bullying is a WELS member, forget about any action being taken. Teachers/administration won’t address it because they are part of the problem. Cliques form quickly and students are left out, causing low self-esteem, confidence issues.

DO NOT send your child to this school if they love/excel in sports. Gifted athletes are held back and not able to play at their full potential. There is a lot of bullying by coaches.
My experience at West is one of many reasons I've chosen to be a teacher. I was well prepared for rigorous coursework when I entered college all the way through attaining my master's degree. I've maintained relationships with fellow students and my teachers. The teachers cared about us academically and spiritually. This school provides a Christian family atmosphere where students thrive and have so many opportunities.