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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  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 highly rated, public school located in Davie, FL. It has 3,384 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Western High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
707 responses
Average ACT
25
213 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$66,951
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,384
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,200
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 305 responses
Report
  • The pep rally and homecoming week
    20%
  • Mr. Western
    18%
  • I really enjoy the football games and pep rally.
    13%
  • Cypress vs. Western Games
    11%
  • Lunch time
    9%
  • Competing for the best hallway decorations
    9%
  • Leaving
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,384
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.93 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.93 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.93 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,891
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.113 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.113 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.113 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,134/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.125 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.125 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.125 responses
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As a current senior at Western, I can say that this school is excellent in many aspects and an overall great community! Though there could be better support with the administration, in the end, the school staff do not fail on aiding students with their classes and other academic-related issues. Western also provides students with a wide variety of subjects and after-school activities for students to choose from with great teachers and advisors.
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I would like to see the administrative staff change. They were always frightening to see in the hallways or around school in general. The safety precaution measures were taken up to a higher standard which was good. However, in the case of an emergency (ex. a fire) everyone would be running trying to cram through a tiny gate or trying to flee the scene but they can't reach safety because of the new locking metal fence doors. Overall, my experience at Western High School was one of the most difficult, overwhelming, exhausting four years of my life that I wouldn't take back for anything!
Honestly I only went to Western my freshman and sophomore year and I had so much fun there. All the activities, the clubs, and the good friendships I made there have shaped me to the person I am today. The things I did not like there was their school lunch, because it always looked fake and their rude staff. No not everyone was rude, western high school really has very nice people working there, it was mostly the ladies in student affairs. But, overall it was really fun and the school allowed me to reach my potential to the max! I am currently a senior outside of the US, and I still miss western and its fun traditions.