A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Westview High School is an elite, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,304 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
13500 Camino Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92129
Telephone
(858) 780-2000

Westview High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1310
380 responses
Average ACT
29
184 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
National
$184,700

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.51 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • The Black Hole
    17%
  • School dances
    16%
  • Black Hole student spirit team, No Place for Hate
    15%
  • Unity week
    14%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Senior crush list
    11%
  • Club Rush
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,304
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,349/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Westview is a very highly competitive high school with mostly upper-middle class Asian and white students. With its four-by-four schedule and many AP classes, it is clearly geared towards college readiness and higher education. The teachers that teach AP's are of much higher quality than in regular classes, in general. Most students here concentrate on AP Exams and extracurriculars, all for the sake of college applications. If you are looking for a school that will put pressure on you to study hard and to get ready for college, this is the place to go!
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Westview is an academic based school. If you are considering attending then you probably already know that Westview is very academically competitive. Most students here take AP classes and are very dedicated to their work. Westview is a very big school, however most classes are an average size, around 26-34 students. The sports are also competitive but compared to other schools in the power school district Westview is about average. The staff is great!! They really care and try to make school a good experience. There are a lot of clubs and if your willing to put yourself out there, then you won’t struggle fitting in. People are generally nice and friendly however this varies. Westview spirit is abundant and the rally’s are awesome. A lot of people work hard to make sure that activities and events at Westview are meaningful and fun!
Overall, a great school.
Food offered is like what most high schools offer: not the best, but not horrible either. Would hugely recommend bringing lunch.

There are a variety of clubs on campus, ranging from clubs that actively volunteer (Red Cross, Keu Club) to more interest- focused and cultural clubs (Pokémon Go, Bayanihan, TED Ed club).

Definitely prepares you for college.
There's an "AP Culture" here, where students try to take as many APs as possible (and hence the college readiness). As a result many students become stressed especially when AP testing comes in May. The teachers do their best to prepare their students, and as someone who almost flunked algebra but got a 4 on the Calc AB exam, I can say the teachers do a pretty good job of it. There are some teachers who "can't teach", but the ones mentioned are mostly non AP-class teachers. With the whole AP culture, attending Westview can be stressful. But it has helped prepare me for university.