West Aurora High School in Aurora, IL - Niche

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West Aurora High School is a public school in Aurora, Illinois. It has 3,711 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 44% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 370 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1201 West New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5600

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3.4 from 370 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I am ovlivious to these problems. I'm also very native. So, I can't give a great answer here.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: If someone wants to get involved, it isn't hard for them to do so. This school offers something in every area. There is game's club, dance club, leggo club and s many more. Also if a club doesn't exist, people are free too create a club and its an easy process.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I spent too much time studying that I rarely had a social life outside of school. Other then that one regret, high school has been life changing. I have made lots of new friends and accomplished things that I never thought possible. Sure, I had four hours of sleep a night on average, but it was so rewarding to get all A's in honor and AP classes. That reward made those sleepless nights worth it in the end.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: All teachers at West take the time to know their students and help each individual student with his/her struggles. I have gone to all my teachers for help outside the classroom and have never been turned away. Teachers have helped me during their lunch hours, before school, and after school. Whenever I needed help, it want head to find. The teachers are amazing!
    • Parent
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There is always something going on at the school

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 East High School 3 mi. 3,525
3.00 Oswego High School 6 mi. 2,559
3.66 Batavia High School 6 mi. 1,944
3.66 Oswego East High School 5 mi. 2,131
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 5 mi. 2,570

Around West Aurora High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

West Aurora High School United States Batavia High School East High School Oswego East High School Oswego High School Waubonsie Valley High School
Hispanic 48.0% 25.0% 8.0% 84.0% 21.0% 20.0% 12.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 83.0% 4.0% 53.0% 66.0% 53.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 2.0% 9.0% 13.0% 6.0% 13.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 7.0% 2.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.2%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 22.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 24% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 29% Diversity
  • 18% There is something for everyone!
  • 18% Spirit
  • 17% They have a wide variety of classes
  • 9% Academics are pretty deceant
  • 5% School pride.
  • 4% The people

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 27% Number of students during the passing periods
  • 25% Air conditioning/ heating
  • 14% Inconsistencies
  • 14% The new rules
  • 8% Help from teachers
  • 7% Academics
  • 5% The Students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 34 responses

  • 68% Diversity
  • 24% Marching Band
  • 6% Marching band and so many clubs/activities
  • 3% Wood shop

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 40% Diverse
  • 20% AVERAGE
  • 17% Ghetto
  • 17% Half ghetto half average
  • 6% Best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 42% Wear your ID
  • 27% Get along with everyone
  • 15% Time management
  • 8% Be on time
  • 4% Be outgoing
  • 4% Don't draw attention to yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.