School Details

West High School

11400 W Center St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
(414) 773-3000
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1032 students 18 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wauwatosa School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West High School is a public high school in Wauwatosa. The principal of West High School is Frank Calarco. 1,032 students attend West High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the West High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 1,032 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West High School is 18:1. Divine Savior Holy Angels High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 60% %
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 18%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Administration doesn't care if your kid is bullied to suicide. They promote social darwinism. They don't understand how damaging bullies are or if they do get it they couldn't care less. What is that principal doing anyway? May be time to take it to the school board.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children who have both graduated from Tosa West both are now college graduates and feel that their High Schoo education prepared them.extremely well for college. I was very happy with the standards both educationally and the extracurricular activities the school offered. I am proud of all that my children acheived in their High School experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a parent who has two children attending Wauwatosa West High School. I've been very disappointed with the high school system. The quality of teachers at West isn t there anymore and if I had to do it over again I would move out of Tosa or send them to private school. Tosa's elementary schools were great but after that it has been a disappointment.

  • (9 years ago)

    My second son will be graduating from West this year. It has been an honor to send my children to this wonderful school with its very compassionate and dedicated staff. The choice of activities and special events also reflect the enthusiasm of both the staff and many of the parents. I am happy that both of my sons were able to experience an exceptional educational environment within a diverse student body where each student matters. Thank you!

  • (9 years ago)

    It does not take many words to rate 'tosa west this is an outstanding school with great teachers programs sports after school programs and a student body that has incredible support from the community and the parents.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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