West Wilkes High School

  • West Wilkes High School serves 735 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Wilkes High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • West Wilkes High School's student population of 735 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students735 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Wilkes High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Wilkes High School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#702 out of 2555 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
10%
17%
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Black
n/a
25%
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White
89%
48%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Wilkes High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.200.68
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Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Wilkes High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilkes County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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