Westhill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Syracuse, NY. It has 581 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Westhill High School Rankings
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- A47 Students
- B38 Students
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- C27 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Westhill High School Reviews
Most of the teachers were great and provided students with care and attention whenever needed. Students were held to high standards and frequently challenged. Guidance counselors worked hard to ensure students were on the right track for where they wanted to go in life. The building and surrounding campus/athletic fields were kept in great shape. However, preference was frequently shown (both by staff and funding) to athletes and the sports department as a whole. There was a noticeably lesser focus on the arts and other fields of study. Additionally, there was very little racial diversity among the student body.
It is extremely white and has a rampant vaping issue. The bathroom by the auditorium is always fresh with the scent of vape. The school also struggles with bullying, slut shaming, and body shaming. Many students battle depression.
Although there are a few teachers who arguably should not remain working at this school, as any school has, the overall majority of teachers are ready and willing to help students in any way possible. The teachers are very down to earth--for example, my math teacher for AP Calculus this year can often empathize with the students some of the more difficult and seemingly unnecessary material, but she will explain to us that although it seems as though we'll never use that knowledge in the "real world," the AP questions us intensely on those topics. Many other teachers provide after-school time for students to come into their classrooms for additional help. However, this year, there has been one exception to the usual great overall staff of teachers. The current Physics teacher proved to be unable to teach the vast majority of the material given on the mid-year final for the class, and the school has handled the situation very poorly. Many students failed the final, and despite the numerous complaints from many students months beforehand, the school allowed the continuance of the current teaching styles. Personally, I had to drop the class--even after everyone did poorly on the final (the class average was well below failing, somewhere around the 50s), the school announced that we would be keeping the same teacher, and that if students didn't want the class being added to their transcript, they could drop, however this was all they offered.