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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Western Alamance High School is an above average, public school located in Elon, NC. It has 1,238 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
1731 N Nc 87
Elon, NC 27244
Telephone
(336) 538-6020

Western Alamance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
116 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,301
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,500
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Homecoming football game
    27%
  • Band Competitions
    17%
  • Musicals
    17%
  • Homecoming shows
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior art show in the spring
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,415
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$8,291/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Western Alamance High School was like a blur because the time went so fast. I came from a smaller middle school and was pretty much welcomed by by peers as I entered high school. Western offered good AP courses that helped set those of us up that wanted to be challenged and do well, and prepared most of us for college. The vibe at Western feels good and I, for one, am really glad that I chose to be a student there. I've made many friends and will miss it, but now on to bigger things!
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Western Alamance high school was overall an exceptional school. I enjoyed the community around the student life, as well as the various successful programs administered to us by the school leaders. Another feature that I admired from this high school was the heavily enforced anti-bullying policy. The only concern I had with Western Alamance was the racism coming from several teachers who favored students of their race. In general, Western Alamance is a brilliant school to attend. No school is perfect, but Western Alamance high school is not too far from being just that.
I liked most of my teachers throughout high school, they were pretty well-informed and generally wanted to help me succeed. I like all of my friends here and the marching band program that I am currently in is amazing and I’m so glad I started it freshmen year all the way to now, to which I am a senior. The school programs,clubs, and school events are actually really enjoyable and Western shows a good amount of school spirit wherever you look.