West High School

  • West High School serves 1,357 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • West High School's student population of 1,357 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#407 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
10%
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Black
27%
22%
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White
60%
63%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.560.28
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Graduation Rate
88%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKnox County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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