West High School
West High School serves 2,164 students in grades 9-12.
West High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,164 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 47%
- Graduation Rate: 91% (Top 50% in WI)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20%
- Math Proficiency: 47% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65% (Top 5%)
- 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:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
West High School's student population of 2,164 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West High School is 0.66, 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
#403 out of 2025 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
Review West High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:
- Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
- Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
What does the Country's Most Expensive School Look Like?
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools win the award for the country’s most expensive campus, clocking in at a price tag of one-half of a billion dollars. Take a walk down the hall to experience the priciest public school in America.
Detroit Schools: District Is Failing Its Students According To Test Scores
We report on dismal math and reading test scores of Detroit public school students and what’s being done to bring scores up to par.
August 05, 2022Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can enhance your lessons safely and efficiently. Virtual reality allows your students to explore worlds they might not otherwise see. We offer some suggestions on how to use VR in your classrooom.