West Wilkes High School

Tel: (336)973-4503
Grades: 9-12

697 students

West Wilkes High School serves 697 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
West Wilkes High School operates within the Wilkes County s School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 697 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 697 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Students by Grade West Wilkes High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
West Wilkes High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
7%
13%
White
91%
52%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.17 0.44
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.
38%
45%
West Wilkes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
7%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,992 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Wilkes County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
4
Number of Students Managed 10,992 1,682
Graduation Rate 68% 74%
Wilkes County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $95 MM $19 MM
Wilkes County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $93 MM $18 MM
Wilkes County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,126 $11,105
Wilkes County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,950 $10,880
Wilkes County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilkes Early College High School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Wilkes Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Millers Creek Elementary School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WilkesboroWest Wilkes Middle School
    1677 North Nc Hwy 16
    WilkesboroNC 28697
    (336)973-1700
    1.4 mi | 615 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Millers CreekMillers Creek Elementary School
    4320 North Nc Hwy 16
    Millers CreekNC 28651
    (336)667-2379
    2.2 mi | 976 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • WilkesboroWilkes Early College High School
    1328 South Collegiate Dr
    WilkesboroNC 28697
    (336)838-6100
    5.5 mi | 170 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WilkesboroWilkesboro Elementary School
    1248 School St
    WilkesboroNC 28697
    (336)838-4261
    5.7 mi | 435 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • North WilkesMulberry Elementary School
    190 Mulberry School Rd
    North WilkesNC 28659
    (336)670-2825
    5.9 mi | 509 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Wilkes County, NC 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 0.28, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Wilkes County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.