A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Westchester Academy for International Studies is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Houston, TX. It has 971 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
901 Yorkchester
Houston, TX 77079
Telephone
(713) 251-1800

Westchester Academy for International Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
107 responses
Average ACT
26
32 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
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  • International festival
    20%
  • Theatre Shows
    15%
  • Talent Show
    15%
  • Powderpuff games
    12%
  • Going to IHOP after events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • International Investigations Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
971
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,477/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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WESTCHESTER! Is a place you can call home, a place that people feel welcomed and can excel academically. This is a home for the students looking to greater their education and taking chances. We are a choice school and we have the option to be part of the IB program. WAIS is a very academically challenging campus and we are always striving to be the best we can be. Administration is great. And this school has so much history. The tall and stately arches will always be my home!
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I am presently a senior here at Westchester, and I have gone to this school ever since 6th grade. Words can not express how thankful I am for having gone to this place all these years. I was able to learn the true meaning of hard work, and what it took to do my very best. Not only did my academic skills improve over time, but so did the way I thought about school. Westchester has taught me that the more I learn the more I will be able to help the world...my world.
Our mascot is a wildcat, so like High school musical says "Once a wildcat always a wildcat". Westchester Academy awaits you, so hurry up and enroll for this school now!
Westchester Academy for International Studies is a very competitive school academically, unfortunately, the school places a lot of focus on that and does not have any competitive sports, or band and orchestra. The school does, however, have very understanding and great teachers, who do not shy away from helping students to their full capabilities. Ther are many teachers who are willing to help students, all you have to do is ask. The school is very diverse, in my opinion, and cliques are not very well pushed. Westchester is a No-Place for hate school and they are very strict when it comes to bullying of any kind.