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About This School

St. Charles West High School is a public high school in Saint Charles. The principal of St. Charles West High School is Dr. Kim Fitterling and can be contacted at Kfitterling@Mail.Stcharles.K12.Mo.Us. 798 children attend St. Charles West High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 22% of the 798 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Charles West High School is 16:1. Lewis & Clark Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 80%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 30%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I went to West in the 1990's so my perspective is a bit outdated. I have done very well professionally and make a very nice salary even by pre-recession standards. None of this would of happened without the dedicated staff at SCW. This school saved my academic life. Several teachers there were nothing short of heroes and went above and beyond the call of duty to help me learn. I cannot express the depth of my gratitude.

  • (4 years ago)

    i dont really have much of an opinion about this school but i do know that bigger isnt always better i got to orchard farm and its probabily one of the best public schools in st. charles.

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Charles West has a new million dollar football field but is hundred of thousands below budget for the next school year. The gym is excellent and now so is the football field however teaching the students seems to be lacking and communications to the parents leaves a lot to be desired. If your child has a very low grade in for example english 1 would you tell the child to take a more advanced English class. Yep at St. Charles West you would and then wonder why the child is making a low grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an alum from St. Charles West I can say that I greatly appreciated the school. There were many excellent teachers great extracurricular activities and the students got along much better than in some of the larger schools in the area (I'm looking at you Fort Zumwalt). I would recommend living in the district more than say the Fort Zumwalt or Orchard Farms areas.

  • (4 years ago)

    Saint Charles West is clean and may have great teachers but MAP scores have plummeted in the last 10 years. SCW is below neighboring schools in academic performance. Otherwise I agree the sports and band are great.

  • (5 years ago)

    Saint Charles West is a clean organized facility with great teachers and staff. They put the students needs ahead of their own personal life and teach to fully enhance the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my children graduated from SCW and both received a quality education that enabled them to earn scholarships at the Universities of their choice. One child was heavily into sports while the other was into student government and the arts. As diverse as their interests were SCW was able to nurture their interests in a safe environment. Whenever I had a concern I called the school and spoke to a Guidance Counselor or the Principal immediately. They always listened attentively and addressed the situation. I was very pleased with the school's social dynamic academic and athletic achievements. I would recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.

  • (7 years ago)

    St. Charles West is an excellent school. My children have had wonderful teachers. My oldest son did quite well on the ACT. In fact he is a Missouri Bright Flight scholar.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from St. Charles West in 2004 and while West has it's problems just like all high schools I am constantly reminded of how glad I am that I attended West rather than other high schools I hear about. This is a wonderful school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I a currently a senior at SCWest also and I love it! I came from a private school and think the education at West is amazing and there are a lot more opportunities at a public school than at a private school. I also think that the students and teachers are great! Two thumbs up!

  • (11 years ago)

    St. Charles West High School is an excellent school. I am currently a senior and feel as though I have gotten a quality education from a very dedicated administration and faculty. Our school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Our sports in particular this past year set a new school record for sending six teams to the State Tournament. Our sports program at West was also given the prestigious honor of being named the number 1 high school program in the St. Louis metropolitan area. For several years our test scores have been above state average in the MAP and ACT.

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