West High School

  • West High School serves 1,176 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

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School Overview

  • West High School's student population of 1,176 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,176 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of West High School
Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.29, 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 (WI)
Overall School Rank#707 out of 2,027 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in West High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Asian
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
10%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
84%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West High School and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
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 WI.
Diversity Score0.290.28
This chart display the diversity score of West High School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
94%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of West High School and public school graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaukesha School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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