West High School

  • West High School serves 2,012 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • West High School's student population of 2,012 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,012 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of West High School
Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6954 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
68%
54%
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Black
14%
5%
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White
12%
23%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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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 CA.
Diversity Score0.510.64
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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 California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKern High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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