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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Westby High School is a public school located in Westby, WI. It has 359 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
206 West Ave S
Westby, WI 54667
Telephone
(608) 634-3101
Website
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Westby High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
61 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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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
Median Household Income
$48,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,000
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Football
    19%
  • Snake run and bonfire
    19%
  • Band
    15%
  • Homecoming Parade
    11%
  • Track and Field
    11%
  • FFA
    7%
  • Cross Country
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
359
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,660/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Westby High School thus far. The music program is nothing short of astounding: both the choir and the band giving themselves an impressive reputation for being high quality. I have performed with both groups all over the state for different events, and the work habits, musical experiences, and life skills I have gained from these two organizations will last a lifetime. However, I do not have as high of remarks for, that part being the teachers for academics. Erica Hoven, a science teacher, is easily the worst teacher I have ever had. She is irritable, constantly yelling at students. Her method of teaching involves reading off of a slide show (not adding anything else to elaborate) and giving out worksheets. The reason she doesn't expand upon slideshows, I believe, is because she doesn't even make them. She has told us she uses ones made by another teacher. She is a leech on this school district and must leave.
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Westby High has brought me closer to my passions. They have an amazing music department where I was able to learn and grow in band and choir. Because Westby is a small school, students are expected to be in many activites. I am in drama, forensics, FCCLA, NHS, Jazz choir, Jazz band, Norse link, and, of course, band and choir. Sadly, Westby falls short when considering academics. There aren't very many advanced or AP classes to take because there isn't a budget to pay for more teachers. This also means that our teachers have to double or triple up on different courses to meet the amount of classes they have. Overall, Westby is a pretty great school district to grow up in. Everyone knows each other, and all of the grade levels are very close, but there are a few amenities that they don't have because of the budget.
Westby High School was a great school for me because it is so community based. Going to a school of only around three-hundred fifty students my whole high school career taught me many things. Teams become your family, you know everybody in your grade and probably in the entire school as well, and your teachers become the best mentors. I will forever hold onto the memories I made at my time at Westby Area High School.