West Aurora High School

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1201 W New York St

Aurora, IL 60506

(630) 301-5600

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 3,665

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for West Aurora High School

West Aurora is a dynamic school with excellent educational and extra-curricular opportunities for its students. Teachers and administrators are focused on student learning and continue to look for continuous growth and improvement. Parents play a vital role through sports and band boosters and attendance ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/24/14

This is an example of many of the ill effects of diversity. The school has declined greatly since the 70s and 80s as thousands of children of illegal aliens have started attending bringing the level of drugs and gang violence to an all time high along with a culture that does not value academic achievement. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/11/13

This high school is the worst facility I have ever come across. There is zero accountability on the staff's part and Mr. Bridges runs the school more like a prison than an educational facility. Teachers are more motivated in using class time to indulge in their own graduate studies than spend time ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/30/10

I think this school does a very fine job of educating a very diverse student body and with far less cost per student than the average public school in Illilnois.

Posted by a parent on 07/10/09

I never felt safe at the school. The hall ways were way to crowded and teachers never paid attention enough in what was going on in the hall ways. No one cared about any thing but them selves. I didn't like it and im glad I was able to get out.

Posted by a student on 05/12/09

West Aurora's Choir Director Meg Papadolis is the best of best. The students at West High are so priveldged to have her as a teacher. She does above and beyond as a teacher and it shows in the quality of her performances. Also, I feel my child has had great opportunities at West High and has excelled ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/07/08

Parental involvement is much stronger at the HS level than at Washington Middle school oddly enough. Facilities at West are top notch, extra curriculars are abundant, safety and guidance to the kids has always been exemplary. I have been very happy having a kid at West.

Posted by a parent on 11/04/08

There is no other way to say it, West is best! I am a 2005 graduate and really enjoyed my time at West. I attend a small private college now and really appreciate the diversity that West had, because it is lacking at my current school. The teachers at West were wonderful and very helpful! I loved the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/29/08

I loved the diversity at West Aurora. I came from a small, private elementary school, and I loved being able to make new friends and experience the diverse population at West. The teachers, for the most part, were very friendly, and I received a very good education that prepared me for college.

Posted by a former student on 10/17/05

Academic standards are very high and challenging. I am a 2000 graduate of WAHS and I found that West was a great preparation school for college. I found that the most valuable thing that I took away from West was the diversity of people who I interacted with. Not only in the racial sense but the socio-economic ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 08/30/05

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Test scores for West Aurora High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
West Aurora High School
Aurora West Usd 129
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Aurora schools — West Aurora High School is located at 1201 W New York St, Aurora IL 60506. 1201 W New York St is in the 60506 ZIP code in Aurora, IL The school district for West Aurora High School is the Aurora West Usd 129. West Aurora High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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