West High

Public 9-12

 11400 W Center St
       Wauwatosa, WI  53222-4213


(414) 773-3000

District: Wauwatosa School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 415 Wisconsin High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,883 Help


Feeder schools for West High:

Elementary:    Eisenhower Elementary
    Madison Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    Underwood Elementary
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Middle:    Whitman Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  1,050

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.6%
African American:
23.4%
Hispanic:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25% Help


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Compare Details West High ranks better than 82.2% of high schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.41. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of West High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.6%), African American (23.4%), Hispanic (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West High is 15.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West High is $12,883.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West High:

SchoolDigger ranks West High 74th of 415 Wisconsin public high schools. (See West High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Wauwatosa School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wauwatosa School District 82nd of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West High

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Rank History for all students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.57 88th 275 68.0%
2005 72.18 73rd 287 74.6%
2006 70.66 78th 292 73.3%
2007 73.07 71st 281 74.7%
2008 53.14 277th 437 36.6%
2009 55.99 249th 438 43.2%
2010 66.76 163rd 450 63.8%
2011 56.81 258th 445 42.0%
2012 64.96 172nd 452 61.9%
2013 68.87 118th 457 74.2%
2014 52.42 270th 462 41.6%
2015 58.67 242nd 466 48.1%
2016 72.72 78th 408 80.9%
2017 73.95 81st 410 80.2%
2018 58.62 152nd 410 62.9%
2019 60.71 142nd 400 64.5%
2021 67.23 105th 390 73.1%
2022 84.20 38th 391 90.3%
2023 75.41 74th 415 82.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.35 12th 35 65.7%
2019 53.10 19th 37 48.6%
2021 39.21 23rd 37 37.8%
2023 19.19 54th 56 3.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.93 16th 55 70.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.42 169th 255 33.7%
2019 20.40 223rd 251 11.2%
2021 61.23 71st 226 68.6%
2022 51.94 102nd 250 59.2%
2023 28.74 217th 271 19.9%
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Rank History for Female students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.60 158th 355 55.5%
2019 57.98 133rd 343 61.2%
2021 70.52 80th 332 75.9%
2022 85.38 28th 343 91.8%
2023 80.49 42nd 329 87.2%
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Rank History for Male students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.96 141st 373 62.2%
2019 55.71 140th 354 60.5%
2021 55.84 131st 334 60.8%
2022 77.11 48th 347 86.2%
2023 62.85 101st 359 71.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.30 43rd 51 15.7%
2022 67.49 17th 48 64.6%
2023 94.19 2nd 50 96.0%
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Rank History for African American students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.43 12th 20 40.0%
2019 32.78 9th 18 50.0%
2022 61.15 7th 20 65.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.71 26th 76 65.8%
2019 34.15 60th 86 30.2%
2022 64.39 27th 86 68.6%
2023 72.26 23rd 97 76.3%
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Rank History for White students at West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.01 33rd 261 87.4%
2019 84.98 31st 266 88.3%
2021 83.87 36th 266 86.5%
2022 97.14 6th 269 97.8%
2023 90.79 22nd 271 91.9%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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 665 85 6 8 4 n/a n/a 0 768
1989 622 76 10 8 5 n/a n/a 0 721
1990 615 74 13 9 8 n/a n/a 0 719
1991 595 71 20 10 11 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 596 73 26 17 9 n/a n/a 0 721
1993 594 75 20 19 9 n/a n/a 0 717
1994 604 84 26 14 12 n/a n/a 0 740
1995 618 80 28 18 7 n/a n/a 0 751
1996 618 80 28 18 7 n/a n/a 0 751
1997 623 96 34 16 8 n/a n/a 0 777
1998 646 86 28 16 8 n/a n/a 0 784
1999 661 102 35 22 10 n/a n/a 0 830
2000 725 108 37 24 9 n/a n/a 0 903
2001 746 111 41 25 9 n/a n/a 0 932
2002 749 120 47 27 9 n/a n/a 0 952
2003 749 120 47 27 9 n/a n/a 0 952
2004 760 125 45 36 8 n/a n/a 0 974
2005 536 114 27 27 6 n/a n/a 0 710
2006 764 171 48 41 9 n/a n/a 0 1033
2007 728 169 47 41 10 n/a n/a 0 995
2008 711 184 45 43 11 n/a n/a 0 994
2009 695 194 45 42 11 n/a n/a 0 987
2010 682 228 51 51 8 n/a n/a 0 1020
2011 649 193 49 72 4 0 47 0 1014
2012 633 199 55 84 5 3 59 0 1038
2013 619 214 53 80 3 4 59 0 1032
2014 602 228 51 71 5 5 69 0 1031
2015 622 236 46 71 7 6 68 0 1056
2016 609 241 51 64 3 5 68 0 1041
2017 621 233 52 69 5 4 87 0 1071
2018 615 253 52 67 3 2 83 0 1075
2019 613 248 54 71 3 1 97 0 1087
2020 624 258 50 82 4 1 65 0 1084
2021 598 237 55 88 3 0 64 0 1045
2022 599 234 60 96 4 0 76 0 1069
2023 573 246 60 97 4 1 68 1 1050

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 768 47.9 16.0 4.6
1989 721 46.1 15.6 2.5
1990 719 47.7 15.0 1.5
1991 707 46.2 15.3 5.2
1992 721 50.4 14.3 6
1993 717 49.1 14.6 5.9
1994 740 48.9 15.1 6.1
1995 751 48.5 15.5 5.7
1996 751 48.5 15.5 5.7
1997 777 47.7 16.3 5.5
1998 784 51.0 15.4 5.1
1999 830 50.9 16.3 8.7
2000 903 55.6 16.2 7.4
2001 932 56.7 16.4 8
2002 952 62.9 15.1 5.9
2003 952 62.9 15.1 5.9
2004 974 63.1 15.4 8.8
2005 710 64.7 11.0 n/a
2006 1033 67.3 15.3 n/a
2007 995 64.3 15.5 14.1
2008 994 63.7 15.6 12
2009 987 56.2 17.6 15.1
2010 1020 55.7 18.3 16.9
2011 1014 65.7 15.4 21.1
2012 1038 64.6 16.0 27.3
2013 1032 62.1 16.5 24.7
2014 1031 63.1 16.3 30.5
2015 1056 n/a n/a 27.7
2016 1041 63.0 16.5 33.4
2017 1071 68.1 15.7 27.7
2018 1075 67.0 16.0 27.5
2019 1087 69.8 15.5 27.4
2020 1084 69.8 15.5 22
2021 1045 72.4 14.4 29.4
2022 1069 69.4 15.3 30.9
2023 1050 69.0 15.2 25

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 768 47.9 16.0 4.6
1989 721 46.1 15.6 2.5
1990 719 47.7 15.0 1.5
1991 707 46.2 15.3 5.2
1992 721 50.4 14.3 6
1993 717 49.1 14.6 5.9
1994 740 48.9 15.1 6.1
1995 751 48.5 15.5 5.7
1996 751 48.5 15.5 5.7
1997 777 47.7 16.3 5.5
1998 784 51.0 15.4 5.1
1999 830 50.9 16.3 8.7
2000 903 55.6 16.2 7.4
2001 932 56.7 16.4 8
2002 952 62.9 15.1 5.9
2003 952 62.9 15.1 5.9
2004 974 63.1 15.4 8.8
2005 710 64.7 11.0 n/a
2006 1033 67.3 15.3 n/a
2007 995 64.3 15.5 14.1
2008 994 63.7 15.6 12
2009 987 56.2 17.6 15.1
2010 1020 55.7 18.3 16.9
2011 1014 65.7 15.4 21.1
2012 1038 64.6 16.0 27.3
2013 1032 62.1 16.5 24.7
2014 1031 63.1 16.3 30.5
2015 1056 n/a n/a 27.7
2016 1041 63.0 16.5 33.4
2017 1071 68.1 15.7 27.7
2018 1075 67.0 16.0 27.5
2019 1087 69.8 15.5 27.4
2020 1084 69.8 15.5 22
2021 1045 72.4 14.4 29.4
2022 1069 69.4 15.3 30.9
2023 1050 69.0 15.2 25

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.
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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 $194 (1.7%) $11,014 (98.3%) $11,208
2020 $210 (1.8%) $11,660 (98.2%) $11,870
2021 $392 (3.0%) $12,489 (96.9%) $12,883

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 142nd of 400 High schoolsRanks 74th of 415 High schools
 17.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Social Studies (West High)54.555.6
 1.1%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wauwatosa School District)60.556.2
 4.3%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)45.947.2
 1.3%
10th Grade English Language Arts (West High)41.154.6
 13.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wauwatosa School District)47.356.9
 9.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)38.841.4
 2.6%
10th Grade Mathematics (West High)36.741.2
 4.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wauwatosa School District)40.143.5
 3.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)30.829.4
 1.3%
10th Grade Science (West High)3640.4
 4.4%
   10th Grade Science (Wauwatosa School District)39.543.1
 3.6%
   10th Grade Science (Wisconsin)32.731.7
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10871050
 3.4%
African American248246
 0.8%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian5460
 11.1%
Hispanic7197
 36.6%
Pacific Islander11
White613573
 6.5%
Two or More Races9768
 29.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.4%25%
 2.4%


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West High ranks 74th of 415 Wisconsin high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at West High are 55% White, 23% African American, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

West High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Eisenhower Elementary
Elementary : Madison Elementary
Elementary : McKinley Elementary
Elementary : Underwood Elementary
Elementary : Wauwatosa Montessori School
Middle : Whitman Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,050 students attended West High.


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