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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Western Albemarle High School is a top rated, public school located in Crozet, VA. It has 1,077 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, VA 22932
Telephone
(434) 823-8700
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Western Albemarle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
284 responses
Average ACT
29
54 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$54,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
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 37 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    32%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Going to class
    14%
  • Mr.WAHS
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,077
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,118
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,600/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Western Albemarle High School Reviews

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Western Albemarle High School is incredible for its academics. I feel like I have good teachers (except for AP world; my teacher is the worst I've had), and I enjoy my classes. However, the tension! Social, racial, everything. This school is vastly white, and there is definitely pressure. My nonwhite friends are vocal about this pressure and I can truly understand it - the rich white kid trope is incredibly present at this school. The cliques are very tight and most of the students fall into them. Also, there is a huge problem with the Confederate flag. Students will wear it on hoodies, hats, you name it. This issue also pushes the same weird pressure. Generally, I feel okay at this school, but it definitely has deep-rooted issues. Again, the academics are great, and I feel as though most of my teachers care. My guidance counselor is very sweet, and the administration is usually good.
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Despite a negative middle school experience, Western Albemarle has made a very positive impact on my life. High school has its ups and downs of course; however, there is a handful of teachers, students, and staff who care about the well-being and academic successes of each and every student. Western is a welcoming environment where I had the opportunity to further my academic goals, join clubs, participate in sports, and make life long friends. Although I am looking forward to continuing my education at a university, I will cherish my wonderful memories of Western for the rest of my life. Go Warriors!
Overall, WAHS is an amazing school. The academics and sports are fantastic. Teachers and staff are friendly and easy to deal with. They are finally taking more control over the bullying situation which is phenomenal in my opinion. I would recommend Western to anyone else before I recommend any other school . By far, Western Albemarle High school and the people in it are just amazing!