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West Davidson High

Public | 9-12 | 741 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted February 28, 2014

west davidson high school is the best school in the world it has very friendly people in it and there is no bullying
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2010

West has many great teachers, and the administration has gotten stronger over the past couple of years...I currently have 2 sons at west and they both are pleased with both the academics and athletics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

This school is a great school. It helps prepare you for college. I attended this school and it was great. I loved everthing about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

This school is a joke!!! It does not prepare you for college nor do half of the teachers there even care about you or try to help you when you need help. Yes it is a safe school but come on people it is not a school to prepare you for the 'real world'


Posted March 10, 2008

West Davidson is a great high school with some good teachers. My daughter enjoys the atmosphere and people and I feel she is safe here. Go Big Green!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

West Davidson is a very good school. I feel like my daughter is safe when she goes to school and I feel that she is receiving a good education. For the most part I am very pleased with the academics, extra curricular activities, and atmosphere of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

189 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

185 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students7%
Female9%
Male6%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged-5%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students7%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students44%
Female37%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Academically gifted92%

English II

All Students50%
Female60%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Black 2% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Tyro MIddle School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NC School of Distinction (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Travis Smith
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 853-7315

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • hunter safety team
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • hunter safety team

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Athletic and band booster organizations. we have parents trying to revitalize the academic booster club
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Tyro MIddle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Davidson County Community College
UNC System Schools (UNC-C and UNC-W)
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