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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
West York Area High School is an above average, public school located in York, PA. It has 871 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

West York Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
180 responses
Average ACT
26
38 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,098
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,500
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
47%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Football games
    28%
  • Student section, MiniTHON, Homecoming, Prom
    24%
  • The play/musical
    10%
  • Lacrosse games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Tailgaiting
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
871
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,602/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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West York is a smaller school located in south central pa. With only around 1000 kids in the high school Almost everyone knows each other and many people pick up multiple activities. We’ve had numerous sports teams win state, district And county competitions. The music program is very popular and the overall day to day West York is a blast! I eat lunch everyday with my friends discuss topics beyond the curriculum with my teachers and find the value in community service with my involvement in the National Honor Society. I could t see my self under any other high school alma mater. Everyday I wake up and am proud to be a bulldog! Dogs up!
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Most of the teachers at West York Area High School are excellent. They are willing to not only teach the material that they have to, but they are also willing to teach students valuable life lessons. One issue at West York Area High School is the discipline system. There are numerous situations that occur where students are given a 10 day suspension, but the conflict is never actually resolved. The school should use their guidance counselors to sit students down and help them resolve issues that they may be having. These conflicts could be cause by home life or school life. There can be conflicts between two or more students that have to go to school together. The school needs to start solving the problems instead of just putting it on hold for 10 days.
Block scheduling should be changed. Students only have 4 classes each semester. Classes are too long. New lunch and learn program during the middle of the day is chaotic. Students can decide to go to lunch, a club, sit and study, sleep or whatever they want during 80 minutes of the day. Its a long time! I would rather go home earlier.