West High School

11400 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
West High School serves 1,075 students in grades 9-12.
West High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

West High School's student population of 1,075 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,075 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 0.61, which is more 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
#1144 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
24%
9%
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White
57%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.49
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWauwatosa School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West High School is Wauwatosa Virtual Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Whitman Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eisenhower Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milwaukee Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 415 students
    0.1 miles
    11600 W Center St
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 773-1100
    0.1 PK-5 415
  • Milwaukee Whitman Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 736 students
    0.2 miles
    11100 W Center St
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 773-2600
    0.2 6-8 736
  • Milwaukee Wauwatosa Montessori School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 172 students
    0.6 miles
    12121 W North Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 773-3310
    0.6 PK-8 172
  • Milwaukee Wauwatosa Virtual Academy Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 127 students
    0.7 miles
    12121 W North Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 773-1000
    0.7 6-12 127
  • Elm Grove Tonawanda Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 390 students
    1.5 miles
    13605 Underwood River Pkwy
    Elm Grove, WI 53122
    (262) 785-3950
    1.5 PK-5 390

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