14653 Clayton Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
West High School serves 1,420 students in grades 9-12.
West High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,420 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 1% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (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 1,420 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,420 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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School Rankings

West High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West High School is 0.51, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#52 out of 2091 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
13%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
11%
15%
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White
68%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Graduation Rate
98%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West High School's ranking?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of West High School?

The graduation rate of West High School is 98%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend West High School?

1,420 students attend West High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

68% of West High School students are White, 13% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 4% 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 17:1, 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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,420 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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