Western Alamance High

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4/10
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Reviews
14
Grades
9-12
Students
1,233
Type
Public
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This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, have about average college readiness measures, ... More

Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


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Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Biology I
43%
State avg: 56%
English 2
54%
State avg: 59%
Math
50%
State avg: 61%
6/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg: 86%
Average SAT score
1483
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
62%
State avg: 64%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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Students
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White
77%
Black
11%
Hispanic
8%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
399 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
94%
State avg: 89%
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14 Reviews
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Neighborhood
1731 North Nc 87
Elon, NC 27244
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