West York Area High School

  • West York Area High School serves 886 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West York Area High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

West York Area High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • West York Area High School's student population of 886 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students886 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West York Area High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West York Area High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#557 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
11%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
68%
66%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.53
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest York Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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