West High School

30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
West High School serves 2,232 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 17:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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 2,232 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 132 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,232 students
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Total Classroom Teachers132 teachers
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School Rankings

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 0.67, 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
#403 out of 2025 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
12%
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Black
13%
9%
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White
52%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.49
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Graduation Rate
91%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison Metropolitan 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 Metro School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hamilton Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Randall Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison Randall Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 3-5 | 359 students
    0.4 miles
    1802 Regent St
    Madison, WI 53726
    (608) 204-3300
    0.4 3-5 359
  • Madison Shorewood Hills Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 463 students
    1.2 miles
    1105 Shorewood Blvd
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1200
    1.2 PK-5 463
  • Madison Midvale Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 446 students
    1.5 miles
    502 Caromar Dr
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-6700
    1.5 PK-2 446
  • Madison Van Hise Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
    1.6 miles
    4747 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4800
    1.6 K-5 408
  • Madison Hamilton Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 792 students
    1.7 miles
    4801 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4620
    1.7 6-8 792

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