Western High School

1400 South Dearing Rd

Parma, MI 49269-9712

Tel: (517)841-8200
Grades: 9-12

871 students

Western High School serves 871 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Western High School operates within the Western School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 871 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 871 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Students by Grade Western High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 18:1
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
1%
6%
Black
1%
22%
White
92%
67%
All Ethnic Groups Western High School Sch Ethnicity Western 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.
0.15 0.26
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.
24%
44%
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.
8%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,894 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Western School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,894 930
Western   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 87% 82%
Western   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $11 MM
Western   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $25 MM $11 MM
Western   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,281 $11,537
Western   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,679 $11,612
Western   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodville Community Center (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Western Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bean Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ParmaWestern Middle School
    1400 South Dearing Rd
    ParmaMI 49269
    (517)841-8300
    0 mi | 691 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Spring ArborBean Elementary School
    3201 Noble Rd
    Spring ArborMI 49283
    (517)841-8400
    1.9 mi | 392 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Spring ArborWarner Elementary School
    118 Star St
    Spring ArborMI 49283
    (517)841-8500
    2.8 mi | 377 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • ParmaParma Elementary School
    385 Elizabeth St
    ParmaMI 49269
    (517)841-8600
    3.1 mi | 408 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JacksonWoodville Community Center
    Alternative School
    3950 Catherine St
    JacksonMI 49203
    (517)841-8700
    Alternative School

    3.6 mi | 155 students | Gr. 10-12                      

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Jackson County, MI 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 0.22, which is lower than the Michigan average of 0.26. The most diverse school district in Jackson County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Michigan or national school diversity statistics.