West Jessamine High School

74 reviews
  1. Jessamine County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2101 Wilmore Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Telephone
(859) 887-2421
Website
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West Jessamine 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
94%
Average SAT
1320
7 responses
Average ACT
26
79 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
AP Enrollment
30%
AP Exam Pass Rate
69%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    17%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    58%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    25%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Spirit week
    30%
  • Pep Rallies
    26%
  • Soccer
    17%
  • Football
    13%
  • Basketball
    9%
  • Softball
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,128
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,407/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

74 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    31
  • Average
    22
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    3
I feel overall that West Jessamine High School strives to give their students success. Wether that be through extracurricular activities , classes , special events, or even just some one on one conversation between students and teachers. I have seen through my four years of attendance how the faculty at The school really listens to their students. If a student feels uncomfortable with something teachers will usually meet the needs of that student. Our school is packed to the roof, and the faculty know how to keep all students busy with college fairs, a huge variety of classes, assemblies, fundraisers, food drives, and much more. The diversecity is pretty big, there are a lot of students involved in different things, and all my friends are planning on going to college. I have really enjoyed my four years of high school at West Jessamine.
  • Senior
  • 23 days ago
While high school is about academics, for me, athletics were a big part of my high school career. Participating with the soccer team and being on the cheer team is what motivated me to keep my grades up and do well in classes with the hopes of attending a university on an athletic scholarship. Sadly, my high school did not accept athletics, especially cheerleading, as something they should put effort into. Due to the fact that our secretary wanted the head coaching job and another girl got the job over her, they stopped supporting the cheerleaders. My senior year they fired our coach, giving no reason, and also breaking many bylaws in the process. The coach they hired was no other than the secretary who wanted the job 3 years ago. It was my senior year and I was determined not to let the new coach ruin the year for me. Sadly, as hard as I tried, this would not happen. Being cussed at, told I should no longer be a cheerleader, getting punished for activities the other girls did, finally took a toll on me. After football season, I stopped cheering for my school. This was a hard choice for me, but was made because of the bullying I was receiving from the Coach and the fact that her bullying started to affect my mental well-being. I never dreamed I would no longer feel safe in my school environment, but because our administration constantly turned a blind eye to the bullying that was taking place, I lost all security in attending school. Panic attacks, anxiety and depression all but stopped me from graduating high school, but I over came them with the help of others. It is a shame that one, power hungry, person can continue doing this without being stopped.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
The level of commitment that students put towards the clubs and after-school events is great. People support everyone whether its music, choir, or sports. Everyone comes together and we all have a great time. The most popular events are basketball and football. At every event they have different themes for the student sections. Our student body comes up with a theme and has to get the principal to agree. If he does then usually our whole student section is full or school pride. Administration is at every game and event that our high school has. They are very supportive with our students and encourages them to show class and represent our school with respect. They also join in on spirit week and they love being involved with the students.
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago