About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
West High School had an API growth score of 723 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. West High School's 2012 base score was 711 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, West High School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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West High School Reviews
I was a student at West High School from August 2004 to March 2007. The school often got a bad rap from the other schools because of low test scores and all that. Frankly, they complain too much. Most of my teachers there were very good at what they did, it's just that the students didn't want to learn. Most of them are good at teaching their subject and are also good at helping students to enjoy it.
The overall atmosphere is decent. Security guards are everywhere, so it feels pretty safe. Overall, it's just a good school.