West High

Public 7-12

 241 N 300 W
       Salt Lake City, UT  84103


(801) 578-8500

District: Salt Lake District

SchoolDigger Rank:
95th of 139 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,900 Help


Feeder schools for West High:

Elementary:    Backman School
    Ensign School
    Escalante School
    Mary W. Jackson School
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Middle:    Northwest Middle
    Salt Lake Center for Science Education Bryant

Student/teacher ratio:  22.0 Help
Number of students:  2,600

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.8%
White:
28.0%
Pacific Islander:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.6% Help


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Compare Details West High ranks better than 99.5% of middle schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details West High ranks worse than 68.3% of high schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Salt Lake District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details West High has the largest high school student body size in the Salt Lake District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.8%), White (28%), Pacific Islander (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West High is 22, which is the 3rd best among 3 high schools in the Salt Lake District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West High is $9,900. 3 high schools in the Salt Lake District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West High:

SchoolDigger ranks West High 1st of 216 Utah public middle schools. (See West High in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks West High 95th of 139 Utah public high schools. (See West High in the ranking list.)

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Salt Lake District:

SchoolDigger ranks Salt Lake District 46th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West High

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Rank History for all middle school students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 90.92 2nd 200 99.0%
2009 89.75 4th 205 98.0%
2010 88.67 3rd 201 98.5%
2011 88.05 5th 222 97.7%
2012 83.99 4th 238 98.3%
2013 87.48 1st 243 99.6%
2015 99.86 2nd 210 99.0%
2017 99.78 1st 206 99.5%
2019 99.88 1st 222 99.5%
2021 98.76 1st 213 99.5%
2022 99.04 1st 209 99.5%
2023 99.86 1st 216 99.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.86 1st 191 99.5%
2023 99.73 1st 191 99.5%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for West High

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Rank History for all high school students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 33.65 110th 142 22.5%
2009 30.35 114th 148 23.0%
2010 24.56 121st 153 20.9%
2011 24.12 133rd 164 18.9%
2012 29.41 130th 166 21.7%
2013 19.88 141st 167 15.6%
2014 17.95 101st 120 15.8%
2015 25.25 99th 131 24.4%
2016 23.30 103rd 129 20.2%
2017 22.12 101st 125 19.2%
2018 33.74 88th 123 28.5%
2019 26.79 102nd 136 25.0%
2021 39.01 76th 129 41.1%
2022 36.14 90th 131 31.3%
2023 32.22 95th 139 31.7%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 29.05 8th 14 42.9%
2023 27.66 15th 20 25.0%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.70 11th 16 31.3%
2023 30.49 14th 20 30.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.49 77th 84 8.3%
2023 12.42 86th 93 7.5%
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Rank History for high school Asian students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 53.10 2nd 3 33.3%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.34 44th 62 29.0%
2023 27.73 47th 66 28.8%
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Rank History for high school Pacific Islander students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.11 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for high school White students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.75 7th 123 94.3%
2023 93.11 7th 122 94.3%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Open Quote The ELP program for this school is EXCEPTIONAL and my daughter is loving her 7th grade year... I am very happy about the school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1062 65 106 257 33 n/a n/a 0 1523
1989 1209 62 108 208 31 n/a n/a 0 1618
1990 1328 71 105 213 35 n/a n/a 0 1752
1991 1462 56 115 199 30 n/a n/a 0 1862
1992 1535 76 153 227 37 n/a n/a 0 2028
1993 1604 96 166 281 36 n/a n/a 0 2183
1994 1740 87 177 258 36 n/a n/a 0 2298
1995 1696 79 202 288 48 n/a n/a 0 2313
1996 1696 79 202 288 48 n/a n/a 0 2313
1997 1595 63 198 313 46 n/a n/a 0 2215
1998 1546 75 214 365 37 n/a n/a 0 2237
1999 1470 77 217 428 51 n/a n/a 0 2243
2000 1405 76 242 363 37 n/a n/a 0 2123
2001 1399 102 265 421 35 n/a n/a 0 2222
2002 1246 109 272 553 32 n/a n/a 0 2212
2003 1246 109 272 553 32 n/a n/a 0 2212
2004 1250 107 294 620 27 n/a n/a 0 2298
2005 1207 109 268 640 35 n/a n/a 0 2259
2006 1240 103 293 720 34 n/a n/a 0 2390
2007 1194 109 305 813 39 n/a n/a 0 2460
2008 1166 132 313 879 36 n/a n/a 10 2536
2009 1107 126 318 947 38 n/a n/a 15 2551
2010 1087 111 320 970 34 n/a n/a 100 2622
2011 1047 120 210 1036 32 102 3 0 2550
2012 1000 130 217 1018 27 114 25 0 2531
2013 926 132 199 1035 26 90 87 0 2495
2014 867 135 207 983 25 95 91 0 2403
2015 775 120 202 1017 25 104 98 0 2341
2016 816 118 210 1021 27 90 98 0 2380
2017 837 137 234 1121 18 100 89 0 2536
2018 961 131 230 1213 17 90 108 0 2750
2019 966 127 229 1137 25 101 118 0 2703
2020 975 135 236 1165 25 170 125 0 2831
2021 949 135 207 1121 50 168 99 0 2729
2022 804 131 182 1210 41 174 116 0 2658
2023 729 125 185 1190 34 207 130 0 2600

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1523 64.8 23.5 n/a
1989 1618 73.5 22.0 n/a
1990 1752 81.2 21.5 18
1991 1862 84.9 21.9 19.1
1992 2028 77.7 26.1 17.9
1993 2183 84.7 25.8 25.6
1994 2298 89.8 25.6 22.2
1995 2313 102.3 22.6 25
1996 2313 102.3 22.6 25
1997 2215 95.9 23.1 21.9
1998 2237 95.9 23.3 23.4
1999 2243 104.0 21.6 35.4
2000 2123 99.6 21.3 35.6
2001 2222 93.6 23.7 38.4
2002 2212 109.2 20.3 44.8
2003 2212 109.2 20.3 44.8
2004 2298 107.2 21.4 45.1
2005 2259 104.6 21.6 0
2006 2390 114.0 21.0 45.1
2007 2460 90.0 27.3 0.3
2008 2536 107.6 23.6 48.1
2009 2551 76.6 22.2 57.5
2010 2622 109.4 23.9 59.3
2011 2550 105.8 24.1 61.9
2012 2531 109.3 23.1 72.7
2013 2495 107.9 23.1 97.2
2014 2403 102.7 23.3 55.7
2015 2341 n/a n/a 59.6
2016 2380 n/a n/a 58.4
2017 2536 102.7 24.6 58.7
2018 2750 n/a n/a 55.7
2019 2703 111.8 24.1 54.9
2020 2831 116.9 24.2 57
2021 2729 n/a n/a 42.9
2022 2658 118.8 22.3 47.7
2023 2600 117.6 22.0 50.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1523 64.8 23.5 n/a
1989 1618 73.5 22.0 n/a
1990 1752 81.2 21.5 18
1991 1862 84.9 21.9 19.1
1992 2028 77.7 26.1 17.9
1993 2183 84.7 25.8 25.6
1994 2298 89.8 25.6 22.2
1995 2313 102.3 22.6 25
1996 2313 102.3 22.6 25
1997 2215 95.9 23.1 21.9
1998 2237 95.9 23.3 23.4
1999 2243 104.0 21.6 35.4
2000 2123 99.6 21.3 35.6
2001 2222 93.6 23.7 38.4
2002 2212 109.2 20.3 44.8
2003 2212 109.2 20.3 44.8
2004 2298 107.2 21.4 45.1
2005 2259 104.6 21.6 0
2006 2390 114.0 21.0 45.1
2007 2460 90.0 27.3 0.3
2008 2536 107.6 23.6 48.1
2009 2551 76.6 22.2 57.5
2010 2622 109.4 23.9 59.3
2011 2550 105.8 24.1 61.9
2012 2531 109.3 23.1 72.7
2013 2495 107.9 23.1 97.2
2014 2403 102.7 23.3 55.7
2015 2341 n/a n/a 59.6
2016 2380 n/a n/a 58.4
2017 2536 102.7 24.6 58.7
2018 2750 n/a n/a 55.7
2019 2703 111.8 24.1 54.9
2020 2831 116.9 24.2 57
2021 2729 n/a n/a 42.9
2022 2658 118.8 22.3 47.7
2023 2600 117.6 22.0 50.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $817 (8.3%) $9,083 (91.7%) $9,900

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on West High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 222 Middle schoolsRanks 1st of 216 Middle schools
 0%
Ranks 102nd of 136 High schoolsRanks 95th of 139 High schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts (West High)84.788.4
 3.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)40.939.1
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)43.341.8
 1.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (West High)89.184.5
 4.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)37.237.6
 0.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Utah)42.738.2
 4.5%
8th Grade Science (West High)88.393.2
 4.9%
   8th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)47.547.2
 0.3%
   8th Grade Science (Utah)49.248.5
 0.7%
9th Grade English Language Arts (West High)20.535.8
 15.3%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)36.439
 2.6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.244
 4.2%
9th Grade Mathematics (West High)37.924.2
 13.7%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)36.723.6
 13.1%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Utah)43.632.8
 10.8%
9th Grade Science (West High)34.527.6
 6.9%
   9th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)31.230.5
 0.7%
   9th Grade Science (Utah)36.238.1
 1.9%
10th Grade English Language Arts (West High)21.541.4
 19.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)3842
 4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545.3
 4.2%
10th Grade Mathematics (West High)26.825.3
 1.5%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)2922.7
 6.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.327.7
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (West High)32.229
 3.2%
   10th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)30.229
 1.2%
   10th Grade Science (Utah)3332.2
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students27032600
 3.8%
African American127125
 1.6%
American Indian2534
 36%
Asian229185
 19.2%
Hispanic11371190
 4.7%
Pacific Islander101207
 105%
White966729
 24.5%
Two or More Races118130
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.9%50.6%
 4.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about West High

Students at West High are 46% Hispanic, 28% White, 8% Pacific Islander, 7% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 5% African American, 1% American Indian.

West High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Backman School
Elementary : Ensign School
Elementary : Escalante School
Elementary : Mary W. Jackson School
Elementary : Meadowlark School
Elementary : Newman School
Elementary : North Star School
Elementary : Rose Park School
Elementary : Washington School
Middle : Northwest Middle
Middle : Salt Lake Center for Science Education Bryant

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,600 students attended West High.

West High ranks 95th of 139 Utah high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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