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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Western High School is a public school located in Louisville, KY. It has 807 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
2501 Rockford Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
Telephone
(502) 485-8344

Western High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
48 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,194
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Football games
    27%
  • Basketball games
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Volleyball
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Quick recall meets
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
807
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$12,451/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Western High School Reviews

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I love the early college program that Western High School offers. It gives students a chance to attend college classes on campus and have that experience of a college student. Some of those who have enough credits may even be graduating their senior year with an associate’s degree. This program is something positive that Western High School offers to juniors and senior who have been accepted in to the early college program. Something that I would like to see change is the amount of parents that are involved in the school community. Most of the parents have no involvement in what their children are doing in the school, I feel like we would have a stronger school community if everyone was connected.
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What i like about western is the overall experience of being your self while getting an okay education . Western is a school that everyone talks about in a negative way which is understandable . But, westerns environment is nice along with the realtionships amongst students and staff . This school year i will be happy to graduate as a warrior representing me and my local school/community.
My experience at western high school, has been very well. The teachers her really care about the students futures snd try to help all the students who are struggling in class. The lunches are not that well but the lunch staff are really friendly. The culinary program at the school is one of my favorite parts about coming to school, the program has fought me so much on what to do and how to prepare various foods and deserts and the cafes we hold on sometime allows us to show what we have learned in the program.