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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Whitefish High School is a highly rated, public school located in Whitefish, MT. It has 482 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Whitefish High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1230
96 responses
Average ACT
26
97 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$49,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$326,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    42%
  • Homecoming videos
    19%
  • Senior skip day
    15%
  • Sporting events
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
482
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Whitefish High School Reviews

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I appreciated the kindness and care that the staff, teachers, and counselors showed for me. I was involved in Whitefish Independent High School for part of my high school education. The teachers and staff showed concern for my well being as well as my education. Teachers and other staff were always willing to help me and guide me through my classes and my own personal problems. Whitefish High School staff are very concerned and kind to their students.
I would like to see more student based clubs, groups, and activities. Although I received much support from my teachers and staff, I would like to have had more support from my peers. It would have been very beneficial to have more support groups as well as student-ran clubs and activities. Overall my experience with Whitefish High School was what I would consider to be an average High School experience.
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I had attended Whitefish High for all four years. Overall, it is a great school with a clean and safe environment. For me, bullying was never a major issue. (Middle school, however, is a different story.) 9/10 of the teachers that I had at WHS were awesome; a couple of them I still stay in contact with to this day. Although I did have handfuls of issues with the higher up staff, the principal and especially the vice principal. This was mainly due to the fact that I was a rebel then, and also because the vice principal is demanding and drilling with a "my way or the highway" kind of attitude, and absolutely zero room to budge. You either loved her or hated her, no in between. Overall, when I reflect on my high school experience, I am thankful that I had gone to WHS and made connections and relationships that continue to flourish today.
Overall it was a decent experience, but it could have been better if the atmosphere of the school had more enthusiasm.