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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Westgate High School is a public school located in New Iberia, LA. It has 1,028 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Westgate High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1020
7 responses
Average ACT
22
141 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,274
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$747
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,000
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
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
39%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Dress up days
    18%
  • Pep rally
    16%
  • Powderpuff game
    15%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecomming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,028
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,288
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,682/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Westgate needs lots of improvement! The administration picks and chooses what to deal with! They constantly have kids sitting in the office, waiting to be spoken to. The school revolves around sports and sports only. I’d love to see improvement academically and in administration. It’s a fun school, but the academics aren’t the best!
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Throughout my four years of attending Westgate High School, I can assure you there was always something that would keep you proactive. Westgate offered many clubs and organizations that would keep you occupied while also building friendships in the process. Being apart of organizations helped me become more confident and make new long time friendships, I would have never joined the other clubs besides band if it wasn’t for my guidance counselor encouraging me to do so. Our faculty and staff ensure what it is best for our students and community, by pushing us to do extraordinary things and providing us with the best information. We also manage to grow bonds with our teachers that want to see us succeed and build on our knowledge. Due to this Pandemic, our administrators have been super supportive, keeping in touch and wishing us the best; providing information especially for seniors and keeping us occupied so we can continue our journey.
At Westgate High school I was able to meet many new people and learn to be around many other people different form me. At Westgate there are many great teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors there that are always looking for the best way to potentially help a student solve a problem and just be there to help the student in general. Although the school has its flaws overall Westgate has great academic challenges for students in the form of teachers who help to prepare the student for life beyond high school and teachers that are not so forgiving and understanding. If I were just moving to New Iberia the high school I would want to go to is Westgate because not only is it academically great it also has many fun activities to do and has a wonderful school spirit flowing through its halls that are hard to miss no matter where you turn. Westgate is not like other schools and we are the best tigers in the area.