West Aurora High School

384 reviews
  1. Aurora West Unified School District No. 129
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. Outcomes
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
1201 West New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
Telephone
(630) 301-5600
Website
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West Aurora High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1290
Average ACT
24

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
AP Enrollment
8%
AP Exam Pass Rate
51%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
8%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    24%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    71%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    4%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
  • Mr. handsome
    21%
  • Pep assemblies
    21%
  • Varsity Football games
    21%
  • Varsity Basketball games
    14%
  • Grim Reapers on the night before prom
    6%
  • Senior Night Acknowledgments
    6%
  • Valentines Valet
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
3,711
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$0
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
21%
Female Athletes
12%
Expenses Per Student
$12,977/ year
National
$11,927
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses

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Reviews

384 reviews
  • Excellent
    43
  • Very Good
    132
  • Average
    167
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    6
I love West because of our diverse population and cultures.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
I love that our school accept all kinds of students from around the world and so there is a lot to learn. If i had to go back to this school again, i would not mind it, but i do wish i could experience my high school years in another school. My high school seem to have clubs but i never hear much about any of them, and if i do, only up to three or four people are attending. I do wish my school would have more clubs to help the community but i have not heard that they do.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
West Aurora High School offers excellent courses for those that are college bound, many are not and it would be beneficial to have more trade classes. The student body is a diverse mix of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Parent
  • 3 months ago