West High School

3301 Saylesville Rd
Waukesha, WI 53189
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,157 students in grades 9-12, West High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,157 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : 96% (Top 10% in WI)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

West High School's student population of 1,157 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,157 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

West High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
#760 out of 1984 schools
(Top 50%)
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34%
38%
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48%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
12%
13%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
78%
68%
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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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0.38
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96%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
36%
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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), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West High School's ranking?
West High School is ranked #760 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are West High School often compared to?
West High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North High School, South High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
What is the graduation rate of West High School?
The graduation rate of West High School is 96%, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 87%.
How many students attend West High School?
1,157 students attend West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of West High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West High School?
West High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does West High School offer ?
West High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West High School part of?
West High School is part of Waukesha School District.

School Reviews

5   2/12/2021
Waukesha West is one of the Best High School in Waukesha! This the school offers a variety of AP/Honors Classes and even multiple Elective classes as well! All the staff here are extremely friendly and welcoming to us, and they even offer fun after-school activities and athletic clubs, and this school is best known for athletics! Overall, this school is very good for effectively teaching us clearly for good grades and to also help prepare us for good and useful colleges! I suggest you go to West for High School, it's the best high school in Waukesha!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Anonymous
2   2/24/2015
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.
- Posted by Parent - nicol

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,157 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : 96% (Top 10%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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