Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA-
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesA-
Westside High School is a highly rated, public school located in Omaha, NE. It has 1,951 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Westside High School Rankings
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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.50 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 202 responsesReport
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.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 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.86 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Westside High School Reviews
Overall my Westside High School experience was great. The teachers really seemed to care about your learning and made it very easy to get help. Their modular scheduling has really prepared me for college schedules. I had more freedom of what classes I wanted and gave me more opportunities to succeed. Westside did make lots of effort to give their Juniors lots of practice for the ACT. Due to the Covid-19, the school's efforts towards the ACT were sadly wasted but their efforts will not go unnoticed. Westside gave their students many lunch options as well. I will never forget their amazing thanksgiving meal each year! I did not rate Westside High School five stars because of the small issues I ran into during my time there. There was never enough parking for their students and they fired a teacher who brought so much light to the school for trying to help one of his students. All together Westside gave me a great high school experience.
This school offers a unique scheduling system that's very helpful for preparing for the type of schedule people have in college and beyond. The format of modular scheduling subtly teaches time management skills and responsibility, but the teachers are usually very open and flexible in terms of the needs and wants of students which helps provide a helpful safety net for students that struggle in these areas. The classes are typically taught with different methods so that concepts are all taught in ways that are understandable to the different types of learners. There are many opportunities and resources that Westside offers that many other schools don't provide. The administrative body of the school tries to stay up to date and get a handle on the issues that students face, but ultimately, aren't respected much by students for the shortcomings of how they handle connecting to students' perspectives or lack of depth in their understanding of the issues they try to solve.
I can think of no better place to prepare my child for college and the real world. Westside's teachers are committed and passionate. The modular schedule is a structured taste of college- and our kids make easy transitions to four-year schools. Our son is taking AP/dual credit classes and understands the rigor required at the next level. He's been active in sports and activities. The schedule helps active children balance academics and extracurriculars. I'm excited for our other kids to attend!