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West Senior High School
  • Public
  • IOWA CITY, IA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade B+
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade A minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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West Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in IOWA CITY, IA. It has 1,460 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

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West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1400
111 responses
Average ACT
29
383 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$49,075
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$967
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$215,100
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 39 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
  • Basketball games and home football games.
    20%
  • West High Mini Dance Marathon and football games
    13%
  • High school musical
    12%
  • West High Mini Dance Marathon
    12%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Sporting events
    10%
  • Football games and "Big Pig" relays
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,460
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,964
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 59 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 59 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,446 / year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 61 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 61 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 61 responses

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