West High School

West High School serves 700 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
The school district's 55% graduation rate is lower than the CO state average of 78%.

Overview

The student population of 700 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 700 students
West High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
West High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.76. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
West High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
West High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
West High School Asian (1988-2010)
Hispanic
87%
32%
West High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
5%
5%
West High School Black (1988-2012)
White
4%
56%
West High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West High School Sch Ethnicity West High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.76
West High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
82%
34%
West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 86,562 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 55% has decreased from 84% over five years.
School District Name No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Number of Schools
Managed
164
3
Number of Students Managed 86,562 595
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 55% 78%
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $880 MM n/a
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $881 MM n/a
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,857 $0
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,874 $0
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Life Skills Center Of Denver (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Manny Martinez Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Denver Center For International Studies (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Denver Manny Martinez Middle School
    Charter School
    951 Elati St
    Denver , CO , 80204
    (303)893-7988
    Charter School
    0  mi  |  119  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Denver Life Skills Center Of Denver
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    1000 Cherokee
    Denver , CO , 80204
    (720)889-2897
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  222  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Denver Ace Community Challenge Charter School
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    948 Santa Fe Dr
    Denver , CO , 80204
    (303)436-9588
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.2  mi  |  220  students  |  Gr.  8-10
  • Denver Denver Center For International Studies
    Magnet School
    574 West 6th Ave
    Denver , CO , 80204
    (720)423-9000
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  695  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Denver Greenlee Elementary School
    1150 Lipan St
    Denver , CO , 80204
    (720)424-6800
    0.4  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - I love attending West its a pleasure to know that all staff members are willing to help inner city students strive for the best this makes ME want to achive better things than what I was brought up in I am a former student and a returning junior as a Varsity Cheerleader for 2007-2008. parents are also a big help and support and I thank them for all there strength in trying there harrdest to push us harder!!!!!! One other thing that makes WEST is there music and extra curricular activities with these we learn more about life and we can use these sorts of things in our near future!!!! So thanks west high see you soon!!!! COWBOYS TO THE HEART - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Denver, CO public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is higher than the Colorado average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Denver is South High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Colorado or national school diversity statistics.