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West High School is a public school in Madison, WI. It has 2,087 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 173 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Teachers: As I have said before the teachers at West High are simply and undeniably fantastic.

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On Food: My only complaint about West High School is that the food their is bad. Most of the people I know and I have taken to just bringing lunch from home because the food is very expensive and very bad.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: There are many different types of people in West High School, and that is great. A side effect of living in Madison, however, is that everybody at West is a die hard liberal. When I say everybody, I mean literally everybody.

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High School Senior

On Resources & Facilities: There are many facilities available to students at West.

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On Sports & Fitness: There is a sport for everyone at West. From the popular ones like Football and Basketball to the not-so-popular one like Curling or Water Polo there are tons of sports and even more support to all of those sports

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West High School is a public school in Madison, WI. It has 2,087 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 173 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

81%

Test Performance

54
West High School performed better than 54% of other schools on Wisconsin math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
2080

Based on 31 students surveyed
Math
670
Verbal
720
Writing
690

ACT:
29

Based on 94 students surveyed
Math
29
English
30
Reading
30
Science
28
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 6 responses

  • 27% The heating and air conditioning don't work
  • 27% The heating and air conditioning are sporadic
  • 13% Classes are not racially diverse
  • 13% The classes are overfilled - not enough desks.
  • 13% Lots of social segregation.
  • 7% The football field, track, and pool are too small

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 27% Mostly great teachers
  • 23% The electives are great
  • 23% English Elective classes
  • 18% Tons of clubs, makes the school feel smaller
  • 9% Great math program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Artsy Theater types
  • 29% West is Best
  • 14% Facade
  • 14% Opportunity

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% It's really big
  • 29% Everyone is always very spirited.
  • 29% It's very liberal

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Core subject electives (Sci-Fi, Euro Lit =English)
  • 25% Highly ranked academically

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

Gender Diversity

Male
50.6%
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Female
49.4%
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Racial Diversity

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White
55.3%
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African American
15.1%
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Hispanic
14.4%
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Asian
9.7%
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Multiracial
4.6%
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Native American
0.7%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%