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
    B+
  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
1150
97 responses
Average ACT
25
56 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,238
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$941
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,100
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
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Homecoming football game
    33%
  • Homecoming shows
    17%
  • Musicals
    17%
  • Band Competitions
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior art show in the spring
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

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%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,415
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,291/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 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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My experience at Western High School has been great. It is a great school, the teacher are wonderful and very knowledgeable. I have really enjoyed all the extra curriculum activities especially the football games and basketball games.
We have the best best team in the conference. Overall my four years at Western has been a blast, from all the friends I have made, to all the memories we will share for a life time. Graduating in June will be a hard time but yet I will always have my memories. Class of 2018 will always be the best class that ever graduate from Western Alamance High School. Class of 2018 rocks.
I thoroughly enjoy the arts program here at Western, and although the support for female athletics is below a desired amount, I also enjoyed being a member of the soccer team. The teachers are invested in your success to a certain extent, and the counselors reach out to those that may be falling behind their level of academic capability. I truly felt like I was home in the choral department and the extra-curricular opportunities I found myself involved in.