West Senior High School

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2901 Melrose Ave

Iowa City, IA 52246

(319) 688-1050

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,986

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for West Senior High School

West High is overall a great place in terms of academics, extracurriculars, and people. It offers a wide variety of courses for a Midwest high school, and there are tons of fun clubs, that anyone can join. There's even a Zombie Club! Students are friendly and teachers will always be there for you. There ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/22/14

iowa city west is an awful school. Bullying coaches, mean girl cliques, too many students and staff that simply does not care about the kids.

Posted by a parent on 03/05/14

Needs a new principal. This one only cares aboutr protecting his turf and isn't concerned about actually improving things for students. Traffic in and out is HORRIBLE, yet there ARE solutions.

Posted by a parent on 02/24/14

I have a student who isn't crazy about school at all but really enjoyed his time at West. I find the kids are the nicest kids I've met and we have moved alot. They aren't perfect but they are friendly and polite. They made my kids feel welcomed when we were new.

Posted by a parent on 10/02/13

West High doesn't just strive to be the best, it is the best. True, some kids may not feel like they fit in, I didn't at first, but what I have found is there is always someone willing to accept you and respect you for who you are. Kids will bicker, but anyone who doesn't feel like they're being treated ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/18/13

This school is not diverse whatsoever. If you are not in the "IN" crowd you are not in and the others in there start to treat you very badly. I can not believe the slander that is occurring here. They way the student body treats people is terrible. I truthfully will not let my daughter spend another ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/17/13

West High is an absolutely amazing place - as someone who came from a rather rough neighborhood, I can definitely say that this school is unlike any other. The lives that emerge from West are changed forever by the faculty that takes the time to attend to each student, the student body is incredibly ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/06/13

I am a freshman at West Senior High School. The school has been amazing for me so far this year, the teachers are great and i have many many friends. Many parents argue that because the school is large that you can get lost. This however, is false. You might get lost your first, maybe even second day, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/09

This is a high-achievement school both academically and in sports. The University and hospital influences lead to a culture where it is OK to excel academically. Getting into Ivy league or other schools will earn a 'well done' but not otherwise be seen as extraordinary. The speech, math, and music ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/04/05

I am a student at West High in the Graduation Class of 2006. My years at West are some of the best I can remember. Every class I have ever enrolled in has taught me a great deal. Teachers are well versed in what the profess and willing to help students. The band program is superb, one of the best ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/01/05

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Test scores
Test scores for West Senior High School

NRT* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
West Senior High School
Iowa City Comm School District
* Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Iowa City schools — West Senior High School is located at 2901 Melrose Ave, Iowa City IA 52246. 2901 Melrose Ave is in the 52246 ZIP code in Iowa City, IA The school district for West Senior High School is the Iowa City Comm School District. West Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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