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W F West High School

Public | 9-12 | 955 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted June 2, 2009

I loved going to this high school. It was such a joy all the teachers really care about you and focus on your needs. The assemblies were always so cheerful and exciting. You will make alot of life time friend here. No one is really singled out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

I go here and I personally think that it's a great school. There are many classes to fit every student's needs. We even have an extra building for art classes. I have been to many other schools and this one is the best by far. Anyone is lucky to go here, despite what others may think or say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

My 6th child just graduated from WF West high school. It is a great school with many opportunities for kids. And the scholarships they can receive are amazing! The whole Chehalis School District is awesome! We choose to move to Chehalis 15 years ago because of the school district, and we have not been disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I go to this school, and I think it is amazing! Although leadership students choose their friends to run our assemblies, it is a great school. The football/basketball games are fun, and our school has GREAT supporters. The band program is also amazing, being able to go to Canada and the East Coast. I dont know anything that is wrong with this school, except the lack of a lot of foreign lanuage classes. Thats the one thing I would like to see. And the fact that our High School, (Out of 3 in the entire United States!!!) has a PCR Machine makes our science program one of the best around! This school is Excellant!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

I have a son who attends WF West and I think it's a great school. It's hard to find a school with more community and parental involvement. It takes three groups of people to raise a successful student; teachers, students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

The reality of things are WF West in Chehalis is one of the worst school in our state possibly. The only reason its getting rave reviews. Simply put, being the only school in the chehalis district. No one knows any better. I completely disagree with the drop out rate listed. Further more my children went to school with other student that could not even read. I'm not talking poor reading comprehension, all out illiterate. If that does not make a school unfit, I would not know of any quality that shows poor quality. my best advice send your children else where. maybe even move to a different area. if you want your children to get a quality education, or teach them yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

I believe WF West is a great school. Both my son and daughter graduated there, and have gone on to have succesful professional lives. They do not focus to much on extracuricular activies as some of the other school's in the area do, and I believe that they are doing a great job.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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55%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
27%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income49%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students17%
Female16%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Low income10%
Not low income31%
Special education8%
Not special education22%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income58%
Not low income78%
Special education61%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income58%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Low income8%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education11%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students39%
Female33%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Low income40%
Not low income39%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

237 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

228 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low income84%
Special education57%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income69%
Not low income85%
Special education54%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent 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 77% 63%
Hispanic 11% 18%
Two or more races 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 136%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 28%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 83%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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