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
9 258
10 181
11 180
12 168
UG 4

Western High School is a public high school of the Jefferson County School District located in Louisville, KY. It has 791 students in grades 9th through 12th. Western High School is the 112th largest public high school in Kentucky and the 7,342nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 8.5 to 1.

Total Students: 791
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 93

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Western High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 448
(57%)
15,726
(51%)
 Female 343
(43%)
15,313
(49%)

Western High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 535
(68%)
11,075
(36%)
 White 219
(28%)
16,752
(54%)
 Hispanic 21
(3%)
1,742
(6%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
983
(3%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
429
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
38
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Western High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 547
(69%)
13,897
(45%)
 Not Eligible 194
(25%)
15,163
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 50
(6%)
1,979
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Western High School is ranked 48th out of 0 ranked schools in Kentucky, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 50.2%. 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

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

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

Compare Western High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
850.0% 8.5:1
 
1,505.6% 15.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 50.2%
 
This School 75.5%
 

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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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