Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Rusk High School is a public school located in New London, TX. It has 347 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

West Rusk High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
9 responses
Average ACT
22
38 responses
AP Enrollment
Do You Work at West Rusk High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$49,844
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Football Games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Pep-Rallies
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
347
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,871/ year
National
$12,239
50%
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
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Schools like West Rusk High School
More

West Rusk High School Reviews

35 reviews
All Categories
As a student from West Rusk, I hope to see that it eventually grows into a better school. While we are starting to get more developed with some new technology, our school budget is horrible. This depletes us from reaching our full potential! I’ve been a student here since the second grade, and it’s always remained a small school. It’s been somewhat beneficial since I recognize everyone.
Start Your Review of West Rusk High School
Rate It!
If I would recommend any school to someone it would definitely be West Rusk. Our principal and assistant principal truly care about our well being and do all that they can to help give us a better environment to learn in. Some of our students couldn't afford to eat lunch and didn't qualify for our "free lunch" program so our principal started a new program to where everyone has a free lunch now so no one goes through the school day without being fed. Our teachers try their absolute best to make sure we understand the subject before moving on and gain relationship with their students. The only thing I would really change is the condition of our bathrooms and water fountains, they just need a little makeover. West Rusk is the best school around this area and I will always stand by that statement.
West Rusk High School is a good high school to attend although the student population is low; there is an advantage to that. Many of the students are well behaved and help each other out. The school staff is very helpful in helping their students when it comes to making decisions about their future. One thing that could change is the time the students have to eat for lunch. The students that are not in athletics are released for early lunch at 12:30, but the students in athletics are released at 12:40. Most of the athletic students do not have enough time to eat before the lunch period is over, so I would suggest setting the time for lunch for everybody to 12:30. Changing the lunch time will not only benefit the athletic body, but it will be beneficial to all students making sure they get enough time to eat their food.