West High School

  • West High School serves 1,172 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • West High School's student population of 1,172 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank#503 out of 2029 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
82%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 WI.
Diversity Score0.320.49
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Graduation Rate
97%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaukesha School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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Both my children had a very had time at Waukesha West High School. I would not recommend this school to any parent, if your children are a minority. They will not fit in. With the unprofessional staff gossiping and the over privilege student causing my children harm. Every day was a new battle! So glad it is over.
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