West High School

West High School serves 838 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the OH average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
West High School operates within the Columbus City School District.
The school district's 55% graduation rate is lower than the OH state average of 87%.

Overview

The student population of 838 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 838 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
West High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade West High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OH) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 18:1
Asian
2%
2%
Hispanic
8%
4%
Black
31%
17%
White
53%
73%
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.
0.62 0.22
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.
75%
37%
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%
6%
West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 55,319 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 55% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Columbus City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
120
3
Number of Students Managed 55,319 1,089
Columbus City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 55% 87%
Columbus City   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $895 MM $12 MM
Columbus City   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $928 MM $11 MM
Columbus City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,714 $10,997
Columbus City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,337 $10,473
Columbus City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Franklin Heights High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westmoor Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Broad Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ColumbusWest Broad Elementary School
    2744 West Broad St
    ColumbusOH 43204
    (614)365-5964
    0.2 mi | 480 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ColumbusWestgate Alternative Elementary School
    3080 Wicklow Rd
    ColumbusOH 43204
    (614)365-5971
    0.5 mi | 391 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ColumbusBurroughs Elementary School
    551 South Richardson Ave
    ColumbusOH 43204
    (614)365-5923
    0.7 mi | 358 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ColumbusHighland Elementary School
    40 South Highland Ave
    ColumbusOH 43223
    (614)365-5935
    0.8 mi | 335 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ColumbusValleyview Elementary School
    2989 Valleyview Dr
    ColumbusOH 43204
    (614)365-6312
    0.8 mi | 316 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Columbus, OH 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 0.36, which is higher than the Ohio average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Columbus is Gables Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Ohio or national school diversity statistics.