A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
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
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
65 responses
Average ACT
26
179 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Christmas Assembly
    13%
  • Homecoming Pep Assembly
    10%
  • Food Drive
    8%
  • Dance Marathon
    6%
  • Snowball
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,319
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 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
$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.47 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I had a great experience at West Ottawa High School. I had the opportunity to challenge myself academically through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and AP courses. There were also many extra curricular activities to be involved in. For example, prom committee, Student Senate, NHS, CTEE,sports, band, etc. The school really allows for academic and personal growth as well as getting you ready for life. However, the reason I didn't give the full 5 stars is because, while great, the school does have some issues that could be addressed. The administration of the school is in need of improvement. No one was really impressed with the principle. He secularized his interest in specific school activities and then disregarded others. I played on many sports but I also heard no real good things about the AD. While 90% of the teachers are absolutely fantastic there are others that are impeding the students ability to learn.
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Over all, my experience at West Ottawa is amazing. There's diversity among the students, there are classes for all levels of intelligence, the teachers are amazing, and opportunities are also just as amazing. The clubs are great ways to get to know people from other grades and learn and support other groups of people. But if I could change one thing, I'd want the students to be able to decorate the school more such as the bathroom. Let students chose the color and have pictures painted onto the walls and also recognize students more often. Not just the popular and athletic ones either, the quiet, smart and shy ones too.
Peer pressure here is very different from what people would assume peer pressure is like. Students are pressured all the time here, but by themselves. They always do things that they think would please others without another person telling them "do this!" Or " do that!". I think people here are very accepting. I've met a large handful of people here and they're very accepting and kind. Issues with race is common here. There's always students that think it's funny to make racial jokes. Also, I've never seen ANY issues with sexual orientation among students. I do however see issues with the adults here, but it's getting better. My friend was just starting to go through a transition with his sex and the adults here didn't respect his choice. He wanted to be called Zach instead of Laura and the adults here found it Inapropitiate for him to do so. I thought it wasn't an issue because it's similar to having someone named William be called Will instead. It was a rough start but got better as time went on and he's becoming more comfortable with the adults here.