School Profile

  • Wauwatosa West High School is a comprehensive four-year high school conveniently located just off of Mayfair Road with quick access to US Hwy. 45.

    We are within walking distance of Eisenhower Elementary and Whitman Middle School, both of which feed into West High School. Our high school is a campus-style school with all of our athletic facilities on-site, including a recently renovated football stadium, track, and tennis courts.

    Built in 1960, our school is the newest facility in the District.  We have modern physical education facilities including a rock wall, ropes courses, modern fitness center and a swimming pool.

    We offer four world language courses, an award-winning arts program with band, choir, orchestra, and theatre, and have a robust Academic and Career Planning team and Resource Center to ensure our students are college and career ready when they leave our doors.

    Additionally, we have an abundant co-curricular program featuring 22 sports teams - 11 boys and 11 girls -  as well as numerous music and drama activities, and academic competitions. In all, more than 25 clubs and organizations are available. You can read more about these opportunities under the "Activities" tab in the main navigation bar.

    Fast Facts 

    Serves: Grades 9-12

    Number of Students: 1,079 (2017-2018)

    Number of Staff: 105

    Faculty with masters’ degree or beyond: 61+%

    Average Class Size: 22.9

    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    *Wednesdays release one hour earlier in the afternoon


    More than 160 courses are offered in the subject areas of:

    • Art
    • English
    • World Languages
    • Human Services
    • Information technology
    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Technical Education
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Theatre

    Advanced Placement courses are offered in:

    • Art
    • Biology
    • Capstone
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • English
    • Foreign Language
    • Government
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies. 

    Accelerated/intensive courses are available in English, World Languages, Mathematics, Science and Project Lead the Way. Students may also take college-level courses and most departments offer an independent study course for interested students. Work-related programs include Career Connections Cooperative education, work incentive, and GPS Education Partners Youth Apprenticeship Program.