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West Aurora High School is a public school in Aurora, IL. It has 3,393 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 278 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Extracurriculars: Faculty really tries to accommodate the interests of everyone willing to try to obtain them.

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On Sports & Fitness: We have a new turf, other than that the facilities look like they could use new funding.

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Recent Alumnus

On Administration & Policies: They make a huge deal over things that don't really matter, and tend to take favorites over those that get in trouble more often. There are many occurrences where the "Honor Student" ends up feeling more punished for a tardy slip and a half hour detention than the kid who gets multiple suspensions for repetitive fighting.

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On Academics: If you want to be at a very high level, you can achieve it at West. You just have to want it and be willing to work for it.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: We acknowledge and are proud of our mini "melting pot" at West. We believe and take pride that we are one of the high schools most accepting of the LGBT crowd and are more comfortable with ethnic/racial diversity than other high schools in the area.

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West Aurora High School is a public school in Aurora, IL. It has 3,393 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 278 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

75%

Test Performance

23
West Aurora High School performed better than 23% of other schools on Illinois math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

ACT:
24

Based on 38 students surveyed
Math
24
English
25
Reading
24
Science
23
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 23% Inconsistencies
  • 19% The new rules
  • 19% Number of students during the passing periods
  • 19% Air conditioning/ heating
  • 12% Help from teachers
  • 4% Academics
  • 4% The Students

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 47% Diversity
  • 29% Spirit
  • 12% Academics are pretty deceant
  • 12% They have a wide variety of classes

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Wear your ID
  • 15% Be on time
  • 15% Get along with everyone
  • 8% Don't draw attention to yourself

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Ghetto
  • 25% AVERAGE
  • 25% Half ghetto half average
  • 17% Diverse

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 30% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Diversity
  • 17% Marching Band
  • 8% Wood shop

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50.2%
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Female
49.8%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
42.9%
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White
35.0%
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African American
15.0%
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Multiracial
3.0%
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Asian
2.9%
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Native American
1.0%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%