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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Western Alamance High School is an above average, public school located in Elon, NC. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Western Alamance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
148 responses
Average ACT
25
90 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
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Homecoming football game
    25%
  • Homecoming shows
    14%
  • Musicals
    14%
  • Band Competitions
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior spotlight concert
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,284
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,994
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
$8,468/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Western Alamance High School Reviews

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Western HighSchool is a very good school to attend in the area. The teachers and faculty are always nice to me and others. Many teachers have even gone above and beyond to make sure their students understand the material. The social scene at Western is good and many students are helpful and friendly especially when compared to neighboring schools. However, one area that needs more attention is the facilities. Many rooms are very outdated and bathrooms are lacking and can be rather disgusting. Overall, I have had a lot of positive things to say about Western and the relationships between students and faculty.
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Facilities are in rough shape but probably average for the state. Would benefit from teachers standing in the bathrooms during class change or at least sticking their head in once in awhile. Some great teachers and students, some not so much. Very competitive students academically. Small town feel with many families having known each other for several generations.
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!