West Shore Junior/senior High School

250 Wildcat Alley
Melbourne, FL 32935
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 1%
Serving 946 students in grades 7-12, West Shore Junior/senior High School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 98% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 96% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 946 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥95% (Top 20% in FL)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 98% (Top 1%)
  • : 96% (Top 1%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Shore Junior/senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

West Shore Junior/senior High School's student population of 946 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
946 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

West Shore Junior/senior High School ranks within the top 1% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Shore Junior/senior High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (FL)
#5 out of 3704 schools
(Top 1%)
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98%
52%
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96%
52%
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92%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
16:1
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American Indian
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
36%
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Black
2%
21%
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White
69%
36%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.50
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≥95%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • West Shore Junior - Senior High School, or as it is more often known, West Shore, is a secondary school located at 250 Wildcat Alley in Melbourne, Florida. It is the first 'School of Choice' in Brevard County, Florida. Located in the city of Melbourne, Florida, West Shore aims to deliver quality education to students from grades seven through twelve, and help these children to fulfill the school's motto, "Excellence Achieved."
  • Enrollment: As a public school, West Shore accepts any student who has met minimum academic and social expectations set by the school, provided there is space available. If there are more students interested in the school than is space available, a lottery is held to determine acceptance.
  • Highlights: West Shore is unique in several areas, highlighted below: The Maximum enrollment for all grades is capped at 950 students, in an effort to keep class sizes small.
  • Students are accepted from across the county. However, most students enrolled reside in southern Brevard county, mainly Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, West Melbourne and the Melbourne barrier island beachside.
  • Graduation requirements are increased from the minimum set by the county, with the addition of two extra credits, leadership in one or more areas or projects, 80 hours total of documented volunteer work, two completed areas of accelerated study with either Advanced Placement classes or Dual Enrollment at the local community college, eligibility for at least one post secondary scholarship, and completion of a senior project (similar to a senior thesis).
  • Activity period once a week, providing for the development of clubs and organizations.
  • Dress code (no torn or ripped clothing, please).
  • Student Publications: The Roar is the student run newspaper published almost monthly. The Roar is designed, written, and published by students in the Newspaper class.
  • Alter Ego is the high shool literary mag, commonly shortened to the lit mag. It contains poetry, prose, and artwork entirely produced by West Shore students.
  • Other information: West Shore currently offers twelve Advanced Placement courses: Calculus, Statistics, United States History, World History, American Government, English Literature, English Language, Spanish, French, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, and Music Theory.
  • Theatrical Productions: The drama department has put on productions of: Twelve Angry Men; Bye Bye Birdie; Anne of Green Gables; Dracula; A Midsummer's Night Dream; Broadway Bound (a collection of musical pieces and scenes from various Broadway musicals); A Night of Theater (a collection of skits and scenes from various theatrical productions); Pollyanna; Mame; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; The King and I (from least recent to most recent)
  • Both Boy's Soccer and Girl's Golf teams have been District Champions, and were 2003-2004 Regional Semi-Finalists, and Finalists (respectively).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Shore Junior/senior High School's ranking?
West Shore Junior/senior High School is ranked #5 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are West Shore Junior/senior High School often compared to?
West Shore Junior/senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Edgewood Jr/sr High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
98% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 96% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Shore Junior/senior High School?
The graduation rate of West Shore Junior/senior High School is 95%, which is higher than the Florida state average of 87%.
How many students attend West Shore Junior/senior High School?
946 students attend West Shore Junior/senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of West Shore Junior/senior High School students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Shore Junior/senior High School?
West Shore Junior/senior High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does West Shore Junior/senior High School offer ?
West Shore Junior/senior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is West Shore Junior/senior High School part of?
West Shore Junior/senior High School is part of Brevard School District.

School Reviews

4   3/24/2021
West Shore is excellent for the right person, yet fails many. Anyone interested in extracurricular activities outside of quick resume fodder will be sorely disappointed. The music department for instance, is under-funded and pushed to the side by administration. AP is also pushed incredibly heavily, to the detriment of students. They start the brainwashing in 9th grade with World History, a class that unnecessarily requires several hours of homework each night. They also fail to offer honors physics, so academically inclined students that don't want to take regular or AP are stuck choosing between the two unfavorable options. However, the school does have a good reputation in the local community and with Florida colleges. If you want to be academically challenged (in a way that's half because of bad teachers and half because of difficult course work), then West Shore may be for you.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Gayyydin
5   2/28/2020
The coach for the girl's Varsity basketball team is a great coach, and he encourages us to do better. The coach he tells us to learn from the loss and keep trying and push harder. I really hope he stays for a long time to bring out more amazing players out of students who have never played before. He always tries to lift up our spirits when we are down. He is a great coach, a great custodian and all around amazing person.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Student
1   1/29/2020
Westshore girl's basketball coach is bad when he coaches. When he is at school cleaning, he is nice. In the games, there is a big difference between coaching and verbally beating us up. The other day he asked each of us on the spot at practice if we were demoralized. None of us could say anything because we know he will retaliate because we have all seen him do it to other players. Yeah, I agree he does get out done by other coaches and takes it out on us.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lollipop
1   1/20/2020
I like Westshore''s academics, it really helps us prepare for college but I am posting here because my basketball varsity girls's basketball coach Removed. He verbally beats on us at games, during huddles, between quarters and after the game, including the band app that he uses to communicate to the team. I hope he quits this season. Only one senior returned this year out of 3 or 4. He is kind to the other teacher's kids who are on the team and our point guard even when she turns the ball over 8 times in a game. He is nice when he works as the school's janitor but gets out-coached when we play better teams and takes it out on us.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Love the teachers
3   8/2/2019
I''m a student at West Shore and have been there since seventh grade and am over half way finished with my six years there, and there are a lot of great things goong for the school academically. This is a great school for college prep if you are interested in a STEM field. However, their music and performing arts department has no support whatsoever and is extremely lacking. If you want to have a social life outside of school or are looking to be invested in extracirriculars involving sports, this is another big reason not to go. There are no football, baseball, or softball teams at West Shore and if you are involved in a sport, play an instrument or do any other activities that require more than an hour of practice everyday or a few days a week then you would not have a good time here. There is not enough time in the day to go here and take even the least rigorous classes while doing a sport, playing an instrument, or both. Reasons why there isn''t enough time are the teachers assume the students are capable of teacging themselves and just give assignments to kids with no instructions and expect them to be done and the assignments are usually extremely time consuming (granted this is only about a quarter of the teachers that do this). Don''t go here if you do not intend on pursuing a STEM major and if you are invested greatly in extracirriculars. Although this is a college prep school, you shouldn''t be terribly invested in an activity that isn''t academic, although consistently doing it every school year will appeal to colleges, which is important if you''re choosing a college prep school. If you are accepted but you don''t fit this school (or even the demographic since it is mainly privileged white kids who are mainly upper middle class) then DO NOT go here AT ALL because it will look terrible to colleges when you apply and they see you''ve left West Shore after a year or so with mediocre grades to go to a less rigorous school where you make straight A''s.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - aagbnoinogdamialn

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 946 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 98% (Top 1%)
  • : 96% (Top 1%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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