West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville, KY - Niche

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West Jessamine High School is a public school in Nicholasville, Kentucky. It has 1,128 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 64% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 60 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2101 Wilmore Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 887-2421

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3.5 from 60 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many extracurricular activities at my school. My personal favorite of course is soccer. We have a great male and female soccer program. Our Baseball team were the state champions tis past season. In general our sports are really good with the exception of our football team. They are really, really bad. We also have academic team and other teams lie them. They are also good.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: To start off, The admin at my school isn't the best. Without a good head the body doesn't perform the well. That in my opinion is one of the biggest problems at my school. For me the best part about this school would be soccer. One because it's the love of my life and two that is what keeps me going strong. Without my schools soccer program there is abosolutely no way I would repeat high school at my school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: At my school there is a wide spectrum of teachers. On one end you have teachers that every student likes and feeling like this teacher is very friendly and easy to talk to. these are also the teachers where students have better grades because they get the help they need. Then we have a middle group of teachers who are mediocre. These teachers don't go above and beyond but they are the worst. Finally on the far end we have the bad teachers. They are the ones who don't truly care nor do they put the hardest effort. Usually the Trend is that students don't have a best grade in this class.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: West Jessamine High School is very safe. The assistant principals are always doing their jobs correctly and making sure that students aren't being bullied or anyone for that matter. Our school officers are very involved with the students and are available at anytime. I feel very safe being at school. I know I can go to school and be with my friends and learn in a safe environment. The health policies are great as well because they are also enforced. Our school nurse always makes sure that our students are feeling well and are taken care of. She makes sure she can do everything she can to make sure the students health is being treated properly.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: 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.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.00 Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School Public
2.33 West Jessamine Middle School Public
1.66 Jessamine Early Learning Village Public
2.00 Hattie C. Warner Elementary School Public
2.00 Brookside Elementary School Public
2.33 Wilmore Elementary School Public
2.00 Nicholasville Elementary School Public
2.00 East Jessamine High School Public
2.00 East Jessamine Middle School Public
Red Oak Elementary School Public
Sharon School for Ad-Hd & Ld Private, Special Education
The Providence School Public, Alternative
Lexington Universal Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Wellington Elementary School Public
3.00 Stonewall Elementary School Public
3.00 Jessie M. Clark Middle School Public
3.00 Lexington Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Public
3.33 Veterans Park Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.66 Southern Elementary School Public
3.00 Southern Middle School Public
Clays Mill Road Christian Academy Private, Religious
Montessori Middle School of Kentucky Private, Montessori
3.00 Lansdowne Elementary School Public
3.33 Rosa Parks Elementary School Public
Summit Christian Academy Private, Religious
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School Private, Religious
Versailles Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Clays Mill Elementary School Public
2.66 Lexington Catholic High School Private, Religious
2.66 Trinity Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Blue Grass Baptist School Private, Religious
2.66 Millcreek Elementary School Public
2.66 Tates Creek Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 East Jessamine High School 4 mi. 1,087
3.00 Woodford County High School 14 mi. 1,223
2.66 Mercer County Senior High School 15 mi. 635
2.00 Garrard County High School 20 mi. 711
2.66 Boyle County High School 19 mi. 815

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

West Jessamine High School United States Boyle County High School East Jessamine High School Garrard County High School Mercer County Senior High School Woodford County High School
White 90.0% 51.0% 94.0% 89.0% 91.0% 87.0% 82.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 1.0% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 8.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 28.2%
Grade 11 22.3%
Grade 12 24.5%

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 12 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 39% Caring teachers, willingness to adapt to student
  • 22% Great learning environment
  • 22% Great attitude by the Sport coaches
  • 17% The counselors are awesome

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% AP
  • 25% The readiness to support the students.
  • 12% Ability to communicate with parents

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Colt Crazies
  • 25% Racing to Profeciency
  • 12% Politics
  • 12% Great Coltz

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 43% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.