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A G West Black Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 867 students

 
 

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Posted March 25, 2014

This school has great student community, and the teachers are fabulous. Academically it's a wonderful place to grow. However, if you're a looking for a school with administrative leadership and support this isn't a good place to send your children. The admin staff are a joke. Everyone in the office is an absolute nightmare to work with, from the condescending principal right down to the rude attendance staff. Skip the office BS and go right to your child's teachers if you need any sort of information about what's going on at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

this is the best school that you will ever go to and there are alot of nice people here so if your new you wont be a loner and spend all of your time eating alone at lunch you will make friends really fast.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

I think BHHS is really great! I'm a new student and everyone are very nice to me. This is the best school in my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

The only bad thing about this school is acouple teachers. Other than that, and the smell, it's a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

the staff pick favorts and dont get to know the students they herd things about
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I have attended two different High Schools now and Black Hills is by far the better of the two. Black Hills has everything you could want for your child or for yourself as a student. Black Hills next task would be to take the next step to where everyone in all there activities and teachings has a confidence about. A confidence that they know they really are the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

black hills high school is a great school that encourages the student to be involved in every activaty and has a lot of extra activaties to be part of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

i think that bhhs is a good school it has academics and after school clubs and lots of sports programs. There are problems though it smells bad and some of the students skip and dont really care about anything. Also there are a lot of projects to try to get the students involved and theres plays/film festivals.


Posted May 11, 2010

i think bhhs is an awesome school we have lots of pride and spirit . we also have great faculty and student connections . so all together we are a very warm and welcoming school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

I believe this is a good school and i would encourage kids to go here everyone is friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

Black Hills is by far the best high school I have ever attended. Its small, and family-like. Everyone is welcoming.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

The staff at BHHS do an excellent job with my daughter, who has autism. The entire school staff has worked hard to make her successful in her new setting. The educators' accomodations to her IEP have been supported to make her successful without making her dependent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Great Academics, Sports are encouraged, and the student body is diverse. Positive atmosphere.


Posted March 20, 2008

Outstanding teachers... Great AP Program... Clean 'College Style' Campus... Wonderful learning enviroment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

BHHS is an excellent high school--smaller than the 'mega high school' I'd attended years ago, with a more personalized and relational environment. All my interactions with teachers and administrators (especially the principal and football coach) have been very positive. There is a high level of parent involvement at the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

This HS proves that teachers still care and that students can make a difference in higher test scores etc. My boy loved this HS, Hank, and everyone loved Hank. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2005

This school has established a very supportive environment for students to excel in academics and athletics.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
72%
Biology I

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%
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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n/a

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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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
24%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

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n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income73%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

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

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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

Algebra I

All Students34%
Female30%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income23%
Not low income45%
Special education25%
Not special education38%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income64%
Not low income74%
Special education63%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income79%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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 Students28%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low incomen/a
Not low income23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Low income60%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income81%
Not low income94%
Special education48%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income81%
Not low income90%
Special education70%
Not special education89%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 81% 63%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 210%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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