West High School

14653 Clayton Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 1,393 students in grades 9-12, West High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 93% (Top 20% in MO)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 61% (Top 10%)
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

West High School's student population of 1,393 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,393 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
87 teachers
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School Rankings

West High School ranks within the top 5% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West High School is 0.53, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
#61 out of 2092 schools
(Top 5%)
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61%
37%
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74%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
14%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
11%
15%
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White
66%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
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93%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West High School's ranking?
West High School is ranked #61 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of West High School?
The graduation rate of West High School is 93%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 89%.
How many students attend West High School?
1,393 students attend West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of West High School students are White, 14% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
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 Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does West High School offer ?
West High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is West High School part of?
West High School is part of Parkway C-2 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 93% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 61% (Top 10%)
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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