West Aurora High School



West Aurora High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Aurora High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 2
8 8
9 1102
10 901
11 805
12 789

West Aurora High School is a public high school of the Aurora West Usd 129 School District located in Aurora, IL. It has 3,607 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Aurora High School is the 13th largest public high school in Illinois and the 75th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.5 to 1.

Total Students: 3,607
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 218.99

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West Aurora High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,818
(50%)
1,892
(50%)
 Male 1,789
(50%)
1,905
(50%)

West Aurora High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,715
(48%)
1,833
(48%)
 White 1,175
(33%)
1,219
(32%)
 Black 480
(13%)
498
(13%)
 Asian 126
(3%)
133
(4%)
 Two or More 79
(2%)
80
(2%)
 American Indian 22
(1%)
24
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(0%)
10
(0%)

West Aurora High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,780
(49%)
1,889
(50%)
 Not Eligible 1,579
(44%)
1,654
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 248
(7%)
254
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Aurora High School is ranked 14th out of 0 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Aurora High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 45.6%. 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 Aurora High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 3289
2006 3312
2007 3290
2008 3382
2009 3374
2010 3393
2011 3470
2012 3607

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.1
2006 18.3
2007 20.3
2008 16.6
2009 17.9
2010 18.1
2011 17.7
2012 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.23016114320462
2006 0.318538647343
2007 0.34802431610942
2008 0.37610881135423
2009 0.46354475400119
2010 0.46536987916298
2011 0.53804034582133
2012 0.56224008871638

Compare West Aurora High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,242.9% 12.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 56.2%
 

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Public 09 - 12 3,607 16.5:1  
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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