West High School



West High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 482
10 455
11 367
12 296

West High School is a public high school of the Waterloo Community School District located in Waterloo, IA. It has 1,600 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 13th largest public high school in Iowa and the 2,829th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,600
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 99.98

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West High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 804
(50%)
1,521
(49%)
 Male 796
(50%)
1,583
(51%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,055
(66%)
1,804
(58%)
 Black 289
(18%)
780
(25%)
 Hispanic 155
(10%)
293
(9%)
 Two or More 55
(3%)
162
(5%)
 Asian 32
(2%)
42
(1%)
 American Indian 8
(1%)
13
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 6
(0%)
10
(0%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 749
(47%)
1,215
(39%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 691
(43%)
1,622
(52%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 160
(10%)
267
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 6th out of 0 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 35.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1870
2006 1787
2007 1735
2008 1672
2009 1604
2010 1599
2011 1576
2012 1600

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.4
2006 17.1
2007 17.1
2008 16.7
2009 15.5
2010 17.3
2011 16.6
2012 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.2807486631016
2006 0.33128147733632
2007 0.32391930835735
2008 0.36961722488038
2009 0.38279301745636
2010 0.50844277673546
2011 0.51078680203046
2012 0.531875

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,390.3% 13.9:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.2%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 53.2%
 

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