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425 E Ridgeway Ave

Waterloo, IA 50702

(319) 433-2700

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,294

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for West High School

Last year was our first year with my son as a sophomore. I was not impressed by conferences last year. We will see about this year. My son is a junior and says he does not like it. I feel like there are issues with the climate, safety, and overall tone at this school. This is my perception at this time.

Posted by a parent on 09/10/14

poor leadership by principal and adminstration...i think they have their priorities askew. im trying to find an alternative to remove my kid from this school

Posted by a parent on 08/09/10

West high really works well with the parents and students to make graduating and having a future a real probability. They do not discriminate or allow discrimination for any reason. The students all work well together and different types of students all come together for a common goal. They have even ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

Outstanding programs that challenge those students who wish to excel!!!!

Posted by a parent on 08/28/09

Awful experience couldn't wait to move! Teacher answered her cell phone during our conference! Not a very positive enviroment at this school.

Posted by a parent on 04/15/09

West high is like a city, it has everything and every kind of group, that is why i love it, it is a big school and everything is new, they stay up on renovations.

Posted by a student on 12/05/08

West is a big school with many diverse groups. All students are encouraged to take the classes that will maximize their potential. There is an activity for every interest and parents can become as involved as they wish.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/07

I attended West High all four of my high school years and currently graduated in May of 2004. During my high school career I got into some trouble and got in with the wrong crowd, some of the teachers and one principal (who is no longer there) helped me as soon as they saw go in the wrong direction. ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 10/04/04

I was my class valedictorian at West and appreciate more than the academic education, the people education that West gave me. The diversity taught me about other people and how we are really all people. I was involved in many extracurriculars, and I fell that, while at many schools you may have to ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 08/27/04

Waterloo West High School provides a diverse learning experience while providing extensive extracurricular activities. I am a graduate as well as having one son graduate there, and another currently attending. The education provided to each of us has opened extensive opportunities in our careers and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/04

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Test scores for West High School

NRT* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
West High School
Waterloo 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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Waterloo schools — West High School is located at 425 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo IA 50702. 425 E Ridgeway Ave is in the 50702 ZIP code in Waterloo, IA The school district for West High School is the Waterloo Comm School District. West High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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