West High School

  • West High School serves 2,169 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (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 59% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

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 2,169 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,169 students
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Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.65, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#364 out of 2029 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
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)
59%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
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
19%
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
12%
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
54%
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
5%
3%
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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 Score0.650.49
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
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
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
2%
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 NameMadison Metropolitan School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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