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30 Ash St

Madison, WI 53726

(608) 204-4100

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,000

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for West High School

My kids are attending. There are a lot of professors' kids at West, and that makes it academically challenging, which is good. It is an extremely liberal school, which can make it tough on a kid from a moderate home. There is a strong bias among the faculty for liberal causes, which permeates the curriculum. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/20/15

Full disclosure: West also has one of the highest achievement gaps in the country. It's also probably the most liberal: largest Freedom from Religion club, Marxist Club through to Young Progressives but no Young Republicans Club. Required reading in Eng Lit = book on the expriences of 6 African-American ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/13

I have two kids in West High School. My son is in chess club and my daughter is in cross-country. Neither of them could enjoy school more. There are over 2000 kids currently enrolled in this high school, so there are enough kids of each personality type that most everyone can find friends. For example, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/11

It's the highest achieving school in WI; over 7% of the senior class were national merit finalists. (33 semifinalists-the most in the state!) There were 3 perfect ACT scores this year. Overall, there is enormous drive to succeed amongst the students, with a good majority of them being 3.5 gpa and above. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/20/10

I can't imagine a better school environment. The talent, diversity, and general culture of care and nurturing here are an example of what the world will be some day. All walks together striving for excellence. Public school kids going to Harvard, Yale, MIT, USC, Berkeley, Stanford and every school between.

Posted by a parent on 01/16/08

Great school with great teachers. Diverse student body, high test scores, and amazing kids. Get the kids ready for UW-Madison easily.

Posted by a former student on 03/26/07

This is an excellent school with a great reputation, great college placement, and strong academics, especially the Latin program. Unfortunately, it has been suffering of late from some budget cutbacks. Nonetheless, one of the best public schools you'll find ...

Posted by a parent on 05/04/06

The academic programs in science, math and arts are excellent. Given the diverse student population the school is doing a great job teaching students to be well rounded adults. The H.S. always has has the most merit scholars of the district. The sports, Latin, science clubs are strong. Parents raise ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/20/06

We have had three daughter graduate from Madison West. They were all outstanding student/athelets. They received a combined 6 High School All- American awards as both students and athelets. Their grades and ACT scores allowed them to look at most Major puplic and private colleges. They had swimming ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/05/05

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Test scores for West High School

WSAS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
West High School
Madison Metropolitan School District
* In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Madison schools — West High School is located at 30 Ash St, Madison WI 53726. 30 Ash St is in the 53726 ZIP code in Madison, WI The school district for West High School is the Madison Metropolitan School District. West High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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