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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Western High School is an above average, public school located in Parma, MI. It has 890 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1400 South Dearing Rd
Parma, MI 49269
Telephone
(517) 841-8270
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
279 responses
Average ACT
24
107 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$56,159
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,500
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
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  • Pep assemblies
    18%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Student Section
    12%
  • School dances
    11%
  • All sporting events and student performances
    9%
  • Senior Parade
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
890
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,203
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,101/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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The staff is primarily the worst part of the school. A handful teachers do not care about their students, however the worst part is entirely the counselors. They do not have patience for the students or their needs.
On a more positive not, however, the sports, academics, and musical programs are excellent. There are many options for sports and clubs, and many of the sports teams have a JV and Varsity team. The choir is very successful and we have the largest marching band in Jackson county.
Western offers many AP and college prep courses, as well as dual enrollment and career center.
Many students attend which makes it easier to make friends and fit in, but because of the large classes, the lunches are over packed and there are not enough seats in the cafeteria for everyone.
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I love Western. It is a lot bigger than my previous school, but I was able to make friends pretty easily. I have some strong connections with a handful of the teachers; I love how supportive and helpful they are! My counselor is amazing and she is always willing to help me when/if I have a problem.
I have attended Western High School for all of my 9th through 12th grade education. It is a great school with phenomenal teachers that want to help students thrive, feel safe, and most importantly—learn ! Western has efficiently used its money to gather new technology to help students and teachers. It has also implemented many safety regulations to ensure a safe environment at school. The only thing I wish to see change at Western would be for it to put as much money into the arts as it does into the athletics.