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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Ottawa High School Campus is a highly rated, public school located in Holland, MI. It has 2,257 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
3685 Butternut Dr
Holland, MI 49424
Telephone
(616) 994-5000
Website

West Ottawa High School Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1180
124 responses
Average ACT
26
191 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,761
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,300
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Christmas Assembly
    12%
  • Homecoming Pep Assembly
    10%
  • Food Drive
    9%
  • Dance Marathon
    7%
  • Snowball
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,257
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,875
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,720/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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I've had a wonderful experience at West Ottawa High School. For it being such a large school it feels like you are truly part of a family. I've had such great help from teachers, counselors and college advisers. West Ottawa offers a wide range of class options for students from regular to A.P., I.B. and the early college program. When it comes to academic help, the school has done a great job of helping me by putting me in slower paced classes so that I could be successful. West Ottawa takes great pride not only in their academics but also in their sports! As someone who is part of the Girls Swim and Dive team and the Girls Water Polo team, I can attest that there is always a supportive crowd! West Ottawa is a school full of pride and diversity. I am truly proud to be a panther!
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West Ottawa is an amazing high school! There are so many opportunities to get involved in clubs and extracurriculars. The teachers are fun and exciting and truly care about the students. As a graduate who now attends a highly ranked private university, I strongly believe that the plethora of ap and ib classes prepared me well for college. West Ottawa is a great high school for people of all backgrounds to learn, grow and have fun.
West Ottawa High School is a Silver Medal school that provides many and varying opportunities for students in their pursuit of a successful future. The teachers made my high school experience a great one. I view the teachers as highly effective in providing opportunities for their students to succeed as well as providing the inspiration to get through the day. They truly are a dedicated bunch. Not only is the staff very supportive, but students are supportive of each other as well. In terms of being prepared for higher education, West Ottawa left me very prepared with IB, AP, dual enrollment, and online courses. There is also the opportunity to attend Careerline Tech Center which will prepare students for trade/vocational school.