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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Ottawa High School Campus is a highly rated, public school located in Holland, MI. It has 2,220 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
3685 Butternut Dr
Holland, MI 49424
Telephone
(616) 786-1100
Website

West Ottawa High School Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
201 responses
Average ACT
26
207 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$78,769
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,900
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
2,220
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,213
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,492/ 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 High School has an incredibly versatile curriculum. Students have the opportunity to take unique electives like botany, metal technology, and orchestra. Vocational courses are available to students who are interested in such career choices in the future. Moreover, the amount of AP courses that are offered is simply stunning, with students from all grade levels enrolling into them. There are no ends to the potential learning opportunities at the school.

However, one issue to address is student behavior. Some students are glued to their phones due to the lenient phone policy. Others just skip class outright. And, sometimes, the teachers have no authority to stop them. Plus, due to the school's obsession with graduation rates, the overall academic standards are low to ensure most of their students receive their high school diploma.

Overall, the school has the ability to prepare their students for success, but only if students take advantage of the school's resources.
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.