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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Western High School is a public school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 1,086 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
990
387 responses
Average ACT
22
11 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$71,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,346
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,600
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 204 responses
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  • Unity Day
    18%
  • Revel
    17%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Prep rally
    9%
  • Big Sister, Little Sister tradition
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,086
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,570/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Western High School has taught me to be more Independent with my choices. Western High School is a good school that teaches and lead young women to go in the right path after high school. Western High school also have a nice Academic programs to keep students updated with their learning. The events we have are also really nice, it makes it seem like we are part of a big family. We learn more about black history. And we also learn more about the school history.
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Being at Western High School for three years was a experience of a lifetime, Prior to attend Western High School I was an introvert; shy and very quiet. I met most of my peers which they are my closest friends till this day. When I first came to Western High School I faced some challenges such as traditions and being in a all girls school environment . My overall experience i would never forget, I 'm grateful that my teachers made sure that i'm ahead of the game and recognize my potential.
Western High School was essentially one of the best schools I've ever attended, including with college experience. When entering college, my colleagues and I thought it was the worst and hardest thing we could experience but truly, Western made it that way so we could be prepared for anything. Western prepares their students for any life challenge, especially that any girl transitioning into a young woman, could face. Western's big sister, little sister program helps the children grow. From academics to althetics, Western has proved to be a phenomenal college preparatory high school. The sisterhood that the school instills helps you believe that everything will always be ok. So much growth can be achieved at Western. The only cons are the establishment physically and some of the higher staff and their connection with the students and their wants and needs.