West Side High School
10 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About West Side High School
West Side High School is a public high school located in a vibrant, urban setting in the heart of the city. It is part of the West Side Unified School District, which serves a diverse population of students from all backgrounds and walks of life.
West Side High School offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of its students. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on college and career readiness. With an emphasis on STEM and the arts, students have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
West Side High School also provides a variety of extracurricular activities, such as athletics, clubs, and organizations. These activities are designed to help students develop leadership skills, build relationships, and become active members of their community.
At West Side High School, we strive to create an environment that is safe, supportive, and inclusive. We believe that all students have the right to a quality education, and we strive to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
7295 Greers Ferry Rd
Higden, AR 72067
7 – 12
Overview West Side High School
West Side High School serves 236 students in grades 7-12.
West Side High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).
Verdict on West Side High School
West Side High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of West Side High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.