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Westfield Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Westfield, NJ. It has 6,206 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Westfield Public Schools...
Address
302 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Telephone
(908) 789-4420

Westfield Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
432 responses
Average ACT
30
248 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,206
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,582
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$102,389,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,445/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    1%

Westfield Public Schools Reviews

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The best descriptor of Westfield High School is its competitiveness. From kindergarten on, the academics are extremely competitive. Think, I was a "gifted and talented" kid bullied by my gifted peers for falling lower in the ranks of our class of 20 students. The sports are competitive within the team, but the winners of the scholarships and awards go to the students whose parents fund the Booster program. The theater program is aggressive, the social cliques are extreme, and I saw no shortage of homophobic, racist, and ableist tendencies in both the professors and students. While the quality of the education is definitely above average, the students that fall in the center of the crowd are lost to the care of the staff. Terrible environment to be anything but a white, all-American athlete.
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I have attended the Westfield NJ public school system for 12 years. I am one of three children, my older brother graduated and my younger sister still attends.
Students and teachers are both focused to help each and every student strive for a higher learning experience. I believe everyone is motivated to try their best in academics, sports and clubs.
I believe the friends and contacts I make will remain throughout my entire life. Many families return to the Westfield area upon finishing their college. It is a nice town that is less than one hour commute to NYC. I intend to return after my studies and look forward to the challenge.
What i liked about Westfield was how well they prepared me academically. I've seen a bunch of my friends from other schools that have struggled with the transition from high school to college because the gap is so large. Plus, since Westfield High School gives so much work, they inadvertently teach you time management skills as well. However, one thing I would like to see change is the culture. There is so much division between the students that you can see the different types of people sitting in their own places. If the school can mesh together all types of kids that go there, it can strengthen the bond towards the school and create a new culture of acceptance.