West High School in Madison, WI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,035
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    259 3.6
  • Ranking

West High School is a public coed school in Madison, Wisconsin. It has 2,035 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 204-4100

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 259 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: BSU is a great option for any race student.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Parents engage with kids that aren't just theirs.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at West are very knowledgeable.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Forever I will be in debt to the teachers that let me hang in their art classes that they taught
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: There are the teachers who truly tried and for them I am forever grateful for those who helped me on my journey.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Memorial High School 4 mi. 1,834
2.66 East High School 4 mi. 1,604
4.00 Middleton High School 5 mi. 1,989
2.66 La Follette High School 5 mi. 1,478
3.66 Waunakee High School 8 mi. 1,163

Around West High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

West High School United States Wisconsin East High School La Follette High School Memorial High School Middleton High School Waunakee High School
White 55.0% 51.0% 72.6% 40.0% 44.0% 53.0% 79.0% 93.0%
Hispanic 15.0% 25.0% 10.4% 15.0% 18.0% 11.0% 6.0% 1.0%
African American 13.0% 15.0% 9.5% 23.0% 22.0% 17.0% 4.0% 1.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 3.7% 10.0% 5.0% 10.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 2.5% 9.0% 8.0% 6.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 24.9%
Grade 12 24.4%

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 38 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 26% Mostly great teachers
  • 21% Tons of clubs, makes the school feel smaller
  • 19% The electives are great
  • 16% English Elective classes
  • 15% Diversity
  • 3% Great math program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 21% The heating and air conditioning don't work
  • 17% The heating and air conditioning are sporadic
  • 14% Lots of social segregation.
  • 10% Classes are not racially diverse
  • 9% We have bugs and mice in the school which is gross
  • 7% The classes are overfilled - not enough desks.
  • 7% The PA system goes in and out occasionally
  • 5% The football field, track, and pool are too small
  • 5% Extremely dirty school. Gross.
  • 3% A lot of students are very self-righteous
  • 2% The students are mean to eachother&others

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% Core subject electives (Sci-Fi, Euro Lit =English)
  • 43% Highly ranked academically
  • 11% We are extremely competitive at all of our sports
  • 4% There are more electives than any other Madison HS

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 58% West is Best
  • 27% Artsy Theater types
  • 8% Opportunity
  • 4% Facade
  • 4% Liberal

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 29% It's really big
  • 29% It's very liberal
  • 19% Everyone is always very spirited.
  • 14% Write down homework in each class
  • 5% The school is highly competitive
  • 5% Its way bigger than your middle school

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.