1800 Bannister St
York, PA 17404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
West York Area High School serves 834 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

West York Area High School's student population of 834 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
834 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

West York Area High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West York Area High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#551 out of 2797 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
17%
13%
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Black
12%
15%
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White
59%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
89%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61

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