West Chester East High School

450 Ellis Ln
West Chester, PA 19380
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
West Chester East High School serves 1,236 students in grades 9-12.
West Chester East High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

West Chester East High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

West Chester East High School's student population of 1,236 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,236 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

West Chester East High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Chester East High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#151 out of 2820 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
6%
15%
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White
79%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score
0.360.53
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Graduation Rate
97%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Chester Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Chester East High School is West Chester Henderson High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is J R Fugett Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Chester J R Fugett Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 903 students
    0.2 miles
    500 Ellis Ln
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (484) 266-2900
    0.2 6-8 903
  • West Chester Glen Acres Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 592 students
    0.7 miles
    1150 Delancey Pl
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (484) 266-1700
    0.7 K-5 592
  • West Chester East Goshen Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 427 students
    1.4 miles
    800 N Chester Rd
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (484) 266-1500
    1.4 K-5 427
  • West Chester Fern Hill Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 557 students
    1.4 miles
    915 Lincoln Ave
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (484) 266-1600
    1.4 K-5 557
  • West Chester West Chester Henderson High School Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,224 student
    2.0 miles
    400 Montgomery Ave
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (484) 266-3300
    2 9-12 1,224

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