West High School

30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 2,175 students in grades 9-12, West High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in WI)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 62% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

West High School's student population of 2,175 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 137 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,175 students
This chart display total students of West High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of West High School
Total Classroom Teachers
137 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of West High School by grade.

School Rankings

West High School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
#236 out of 1984 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of West High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
49%
38%
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 2020-21 school year data.
62%
39%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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 2021-22 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 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
8%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
20%
13%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Black
11%
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 2021-22 school year data.
White
53%
68%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This 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.
0.66
This chart display the diversity score of West High School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of West High School and public school graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
36%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (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 #236 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are West High School often compared to?
West High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Memorial High School, Middleton High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 62% 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 91%, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 87%.
How many students attend West High School?
2,175 students attend West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of West High School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West High School?
West High School has a student ration of 16:1, 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 Madison Metropolitan School District.

School Reviews

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
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Discover how AP courses empower students to pursue college-level studies, earn college credits, and stand out in the competitive admissions landscape.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • : 91% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 62% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Quick Links