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West Aurora High School is a public school in Aurora, Illinois. It has 3,470 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 45% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 349 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 349 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: I'm not a big fan of the school food. There's not many healthy or tasty foods.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: They put too much of an emphasis on wearing your IDs.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: The sports here are probably the best thing about high school
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Personally, I loved my teachers and I thought they were great, but that belief may be biased because I was in all honors classes.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There's a lot of great extracurricular--the best being sports!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 East High School 3 mi. 3,346
3.00 Oswego High School 6 mi. 2,357
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4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 5 mi. 2,557
3.66 Oswego East High School 6 mi. 2,004

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


Male 49%
Female 50%

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 45.0% 24.5% 9.0% 83.0% 22.0% 19.0% 12.0%
White 33.0% 51.6% 84.0% 6.0% 53.0% 69.0% 56.0%
African American 14.0% 15.2% 2.0% 9.0% 13.0% 6.0% 13.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 2.0% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 13.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.8%
Grade 10 24.1%
Grade 11 22.8%
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 32 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 28% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Diversity
  • 27% Spirit
  • 16% They have a wide variety of classes
  • 13% There is something for everyone!
  • 9% Academics are pretty deceant
  • 0% The people

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 25% Number of students during the passing periods
  • 22% Air conditioning/ heating
  • 16% The new rules
  • 14% Inconsistencies
  • 10% Help from teachers
  • 8% Academics
  • 6% The Students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 79% Diversity
  • 17% Marching Band
  • 4% Wood shop

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 35% Diverse
  • 22% Ghetto
  • 22% AVERAGE
  • 17% Half ghetto half average
  • 4% Best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 45% Wear your ID
  • 32% Get along with everyone
  • 9% Be on time
  • 5% Time management
  • 5% Be outgoing
  • 5% Don't draw attention to yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% 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.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.