West High School

West High School serves 1,281 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
West High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1281 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,281 students
West High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 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 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 12:1
West High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
West High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
2%
West High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
32%
16%
West High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
7%
West High School Black (1988-2012)
White
39%
68%
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.
0.71 0.68
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.
77%
38%
West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
9%
10%
West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 51,517 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
90
3
Number of Students Managed 51,517 562
Wichita School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $583 MM n/a
Wichita School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $584 MM n/a
Wichita School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $0
Wichita School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,360 $0
Wichita School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Metro Meridian Alternative High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wichita Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    221 South Seneca
    Wichita , KS , 67213
    (316)973-4800
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  525  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wichita Franklin Elementary School
    214 South Elizabeth
    Wichita , KS , 67213
    (316)973-9850
    0.7  mi  |  345  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wichita Lincoln Elementary School
    1210 South Topeka
    Wichita , KS , 67211
    (316)973-9300
    0.9  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wichita Hamilton Middle School
    1407 South Broadway
    Wichita , KS , 67211
    (316)973-5350
    0.9  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wichita Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Stanley Elementary School
    1749 South Martinson
    Wichita , KS , 67213
    (316)973-1300
    0.9  mi  |  381  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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