West Aurora High School

1201 W New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
West Aurora High School serves 3,665 students in grades 9-12.
West Aurora High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

West Aurora High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

West Aurora High School's student population of 3,665 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 217 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers217 teachers
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School Comparison

West Aurora High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Aurora High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2220 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
57%
26%
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Black
12%
17%
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White
26%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.68
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Graduation Rate
83%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAurora West USD 129 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Aurora High School is West Aurora High School Rssp (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Jefferson Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora Jefferson Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 640 students
    0.2 miles
    1151 Plum St
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 301-5009
    0.2 6-8 640
  • Aurora West Aurora High School Rssp Alternative School
    Grades: 9-11 | 16 students
    0.2 miles
    1720 N Randall Rd
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 232-5963
    0.2 9-11 16
  • Aurora Freeman Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 583 students
    0.5 miles
    153 S Randall Rd
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 301-5052
    0.5 PK-5 583
  • Aurora Greenman Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 604 students
    0.5 miles
    729 W Galena Blvd
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 301-5052
    0.5 PK-5 604
  • Aurora Mccleery Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 614 students
    0.5 miles
    1002 W Illinois Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 301-5012
    0.5 PK-5 614

School Reviews

5  
yes, because this school brought attetion to me. Made me successful in life. showed me to the right path of life i love west aurora,will always be proud if being asked what high school did you graduate form ? ill say WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL :) <3
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