West Salem High School

  • West Salem High School serves 541 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • West Salem High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 29%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • West Salem High School's student population of 541 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students541 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Salem High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,027 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Salem High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank
36%
28%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Salem High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Salem High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
93%
71%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Salem High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Salem High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.130.26
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Salem High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Salem High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Salem School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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