Western High School

2501 Rockford Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Western High School serves 739 students in grades 9-12.
Western High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

Western High School's student population of 739 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students739 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Western High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Western High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1217 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
71%
10%
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White
23%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.450.40
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Graduation Rate
75%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Western High School is Waller-williams Environmental (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Day Treatment (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Louisville Western Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 21 students
    0.0 miles
    1900 South Seventh Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    (502) 485-7351
    0 K-5 21
  • Louisville Waller-williams Environmental Special Education School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-9 | 105 students
    0.1 miles
    2415 Rockford Lane
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8314
    0.1 K-9 105
  • Louisville Kerrick Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 480 students
    0.7 miles
    2210 Upper Hunters Trace
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8284
    0.7 PK-5 480
  • Louisville Farnsley Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,063 student
    0.9 miles
    3400 Lees Lane
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8242
    0.9 6-8 1,063
  • Louisville Wellington Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 481 students
    1.1 miles
    4800 Kaufman Lane
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8343
    1.1 PK-5 481

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