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
9 569
10 548
11 495
12 499

West High School is a public high school of the Madison Metropolitan School District located in Madison, WI. It has 2,111 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 4th largest public high school in Wisconsin and the 1,287th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.6 to 1.

Total Students: 2,111
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 127.5

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West High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,078
(51%)
3,892
(52%)
 Female 1,033
(49%)
3,654
(48%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,125
(53%)
3,462
(46%)
 Hispanic 381
(18%)
1,313
(17%)
 Black 251
(12%)
1,433
(19%)
 Asian 213
(10%)
699
(9%)
 Two or More 132
(6%)
607
(8%)
 American Indian 7
(0%)
29
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
3
(0%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,361
(64%)
4,044
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 665
(32%)
3,140
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 85
(4%)
362
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 22nd out of 560 ranked schools in Wisconsin, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (35.5%) is slightly higher than the state average of 35.4%. 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 2043
2006 2029
2007 2053
2008 2004
2009 2087
2010 2087
2011 2086
2012 2072
2013 2035
2014 2062
2015 2111

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 16.4
2007 17.1
2008 17.1
2009 17.9
2010 16.7
2011 17.1
2012 15.7
2013 16
2014 N/A
2015 16.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.25256975036711
2006 0.26959093149335
2007 0.27325864588407
2008 0.31137724550898
2009 0.32678485864878
2010 0.35265931959751
2011 0.34419942473634
2012 0.34169884169884
2013 0.35184275184275
2014 0.32735208535403
2015 0.35528185693984

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,487.9% 14.9:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,660.0% 16.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.4%
 
This School 35.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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