West Springfield High School

Tel: (413)263-3400
Grades: 9-12

1,219 students

West Springfield High School serves 1,219 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
West Springfield High School operates within the West Springfield School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1219 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,219 students
West Springfield High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
West Springfield High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade West Springfield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
West Springfield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
West Springfield High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
13%
16%
West Springfield High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
9%
West Springfield High School Black (1988-2012)
White
75%
66%
West Springfield High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Springfield High School Sch Ethnicity West Springfield 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.
0.42 0.52
West Springfield 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.
39%
30%
West Springfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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%
5%
West Springfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,868 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 77% over five years.
School District Name West Springfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 3,868 1,435
West Springfield School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 86%
West Springfield School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $55 MM $25 MM
West Springfield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $54 MM $24 MM
West Springfield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,802 $17,400
West Springfield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,638 $16,788
West Springfield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Liberty Preparatory Academy (2.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is West Springfield Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John R Fausey Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Springfield John R Fausey Elementary School
    784 Amostown Rd
    West Springfield , MA , 01089
    (413)263-3314
    0.5  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • West Springfield West Springfield Middle School
    31 Middle School Dr
    West Springfield , MA , 01089
    (413)263-3404
    0.6  mi  |  890  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • West Springfield Mittineague Elementary School
    26 Second St
    West Springfield , MA , 01089
    (413)263-3327
    1.3  mi  |  136  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Springfield Brightwood Elementary School
    471 Plainfield St
    Springfield , MA , 01107
    (413)787-7238
    1.3  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • West Springfield Philip G Coburn Elementary School
    115 Southworth St
    West Springfield , MA , 01089
    (413)263-3318
    1.3  mi  |  464  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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