Bay City Western High School

500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Bay City Western High School serves 1,172 students in grades 9-12.
Bay City Western High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bay City Western High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Bay City Western High School's student population of 1,172 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Bay City Western High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bay City Western High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1032 out of 2925 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
92%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
90%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bay City Western High School's ranking?
Bay City Western High School is ranked #1032 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Bay City Western High School often compared to?
Bay City Western High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bay City Central High School, John Glenn High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Bay City Western High School?
The graduation rate of Bay City Western High School is 90%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Bay City Western High School?
1,172 students attend Bay City Western High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Bay City Western High School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bay City Western High School?
Bay City Western High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Bay City Western High School offer ?
Bay City Western High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Bay City Western High School part of?
Bay City Western High School is part of Bay City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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