West High School

259 reviews
  1. Madison Metropolitan School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
Telephone
(608) 204-4100
Website
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West High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
29

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
AP Enrollment
18%
AP Exam Pass Rate
60%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
42%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    27%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    58%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    15%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
  • Fine Arts Week - a week of student performances
    35%
  • Singing Valentines
    31%
  • Football games
    19%
  • The senior prank is always fun
    10%
  • Every event is fun
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
2,035
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,778
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
31%
Female Athletes
25%
Expenses Per Student
$13,697/ year
National
$11,927
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses

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Reviews

259 reviews
  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    78
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    8
Parents engage with kids that aren't just theirs.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
Forever I will be in debt to the teachers that let me hang in their art classes that they taught
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Most parents tend to care much more about their own kid than anyone else in the school
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago