Western High School



Western High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Western 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
9 230
10 231
11 177
12 169
UG 3

Western High School is a public high school of the Jefferson County School District located in Louisville, KY. It has 810 students in grades 9th through 12th. Western High School is the 117th largest public high school in Kentucky and the 7,322nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Total Students: 810
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 51.16
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,322nd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Kentucky: 117th out of 411
Student/Teacher Rank in Kentucky: 202nd out of 386
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kentucky: 100th out of 386

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Western High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 453
(56%)
16,512
(51%)
 Female 357
(44%)
16,082
(49%)

Western High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 582
(72%)
12,036
(37%)
 White 184
(23%)
16,034
(49%)
 Hispanic 24
(3%)
2,555
(8%)
 Two or More 15
(2%)
767
(2%)
 Asian 3
(0%)
1,125
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
43
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
34
(0%)

Western High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 615
(76%)
18,519
(57%)
 Not Eligible 195
(24%)
14,065
(43%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Western High School is ranked 58th out of 395 ranked schools in Kentucky, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.2%. 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.

Western High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 908
2006 850
2007 885
2008 829
2009 820
2010 829
2011 754
2012 791
2013 764
2014 804
2015 810

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 16.7
2007 9.3
2008 8.5
2009 22.7
2010 8.6
2011 13.2
2012 8.5
2013 14.8
2014 15.1
2015 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.78083700440529
2006 0.78
2007 0.82146892655367
2008 0.81182147165259
2009 0.85243902439024
2010 0.84077201447527
2011 0.72413793103448
2012 0.75474083438685
2013 0.76832460732984
2014 0.71019900497512
2015 0.75925925925926

Compare Western High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,556.9% 15.6:1
 
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 54.2%
 
This School 75.9%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

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