West High School

  • West High School serves 25 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

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School Overview

  • West High School's student population of 25 students has declined by 44% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 37% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students25 students
This chart display total students of West High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of West High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • West High School's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)<50%
61%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)<50%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio5:116:1
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
80%
11%
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White
8%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West High School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 MN.
Diversity Score0.350.34
This chart display the diversity score of West High School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of West High School and public school graduation rate of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
30%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIntermediate 287 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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