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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Wilkes High School is an above average, public school located in Millers Creek, NC. It has 737 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
6598 Boone Trail
Millers Creek, NC 28651
Telephone
(336) 973-4503
Website

West Wilkes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
70 responses
Average ACT
24
63 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,000
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$574
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Prom
    27%
  • Sports Events
    20%
  • Miss West High
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
737
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,774
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,057/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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West Wilkes High School Reviews

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West Wilkes High School is more than just a school, it is a community. Everyone living in "Hawk Country" supports the school. However, the school spirit during the school day is lacking. During sporting events, everyone loves the school, but it's like a switch is flipped during the school day. West Wilkes High School provides its students with a solid foundation to build skills for their future. There are so many opportunities available to the students, there is something for everyone.
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I had an poor experience at West Wilkes High School. I enjoyed my academics and my teachers but didn't enjoy being on the short end of the stick as a music student. I would like to see more emphasis put on classes in the arts such as music theory classes. Our choral department is given little to no funds which makes it difficult for us to buy music and rent places to have performances (we doesn't have an auditorium). I would like to see more positive attitudes in the classroom and less biased (blatantly choosing favorites) teachers. It's difficult to say I feel safe at this school ever since a student was threatening to shoot up the school two years ago. We went into a lock down but then it was completely ignored by the officials of our school who didn't even notify our parents and guardians of the situation. I look at the bright side in most situations, but this school has let me down too many times to give it a five star review.
The school, like others, lacks when it comes to music and arts. Teachers as a majority are really kind and they try to help every student. The school needs to have more student involvement for everyone, not just the preps, some teachers choose favorites which causes problems for quieter students whom want to be involved.