West High School serves 1,045 students in grades 9-12.
West High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,045 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 43%
- Graduation Rate: 98% (Top 1% in WI)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 46% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education
West High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:
Most improved public schools
West High School's student population of 1,045 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West High School is 0.61, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#824 out of 1984 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (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 #824 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 East 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 46% 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 98%, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 89%.
How many students attend West High School?
1,045 students attend West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of West High School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 9% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West High School?
West High School has a student ration of 15:1, 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 Wauwatosa School District.
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