Western High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
3,133
Best High School in Florida
#57
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District BROWARD
Type Public
 Phone (754)323-2400
 Location 1200 SW 136TH AVE
DAVIE, FL 33325
Charter School No

Western High School has an academic rating well above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 57th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Racial Demographics

The Western High School student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White48.5%1,518
Black6.6%208
Hispanic38.7%1,212
Asian Pacific3.6%114
Native American Indian0.5%17
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races2%63

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 25.7%

32% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper-middle income and rank 121st in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman805
Sophomore795
Junior769
Senior764
Total3,133

Completions

Graduation Rate
95%
Rank in Florida
56th
Rating
9 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
Florida Median86%
Percentile93%
White96%
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic90% to 94%*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency90% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
60%
Rank in Florida
102nd
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Western High School scored an average 60% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 22.5% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls54%72%
Boys52%61%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian50% or more*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 69%*60% to 69%*
Black35% to 39%*55% to 59%*
Hispanic50%62%
Multiracial--
White57%71%
With Disabilites20% to 24%*25% to 29%*
Limited English40% to 44%*15% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
999

The average SAT score for Western High School students in 2014 was 999.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
59%
Rank in Florida
211st
Rating
5 out of 10

897 out of 1,533 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (59%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 47% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
32%
AP Pass Rank in Florida
86th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Western High School offers 26 AP courses. 32 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Western High School had 575 taking AP exams with a 186 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the Florida state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 32% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 32% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 26

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate43%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate48%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate39%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%27
Boys1%16
Girls0.7%11
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students7%215
Boys9.6%148
Girls4.4%67
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%33
Boys1.6%24
Girls0.6%9

Location

Western High School
1200 SW 136TH AVE
DAVIE, FL
33325
(754)323-2400

9 out of 10 1

District

BROWARD
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL