West York Area High School
- YORK, PA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade B+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B
- Health & Safetygrade C+
- Administrationgrade C minus
- Sportsgrade A minus
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
West York Area High School is an above average, public school located in YORK, PA. It has 888 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
West York Area High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B
- Good for Familiesgrade B
- Housinggrade B minus
Median Household Income
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
47%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
53%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
- Football games29%
- Student section, MiniTHON, Homecoming, Prom24%
- The play/musical10%
- Lacrosse games8%
- Spirit Week8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
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
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$19,602 / year
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 Area High School Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 184 reviews
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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!
As a teenager who has been subjected to moving schools a lot during their childhood, moving to West York Area School District was an easy transition for me. I feared no longer being able to be in the top percentile of my class due to the school’s competitiveness, but their non-biased environment allowed me to reach my full potential. WYASD is nothing short of inspirational with their high level of diversity, and I am proud to be a part of a united community that squashes discrimination. Forever in my heart will I be a West York Bulldog.
West York Area High School really prepares you for working with people who may be very different than you. It allows you to learn from interesting courses and get involved. You may even be able to find some teachers to confide with. I'd say the problems are that since we are more low-income, our sports and supplies aren't all amazing. This and bullying seems to occur quite often, physically, verbally, and socially.