A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
13500 Camino Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92129
Telephone
(858) 780-2000

Westview High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
248 responses
Average ACT
29
130 responses
AP Enrollment
48%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • The Black Hole
    18%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Black Hole student spirit team, No Place for Hate
    16%
  • Unity week
    15%
  • 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
2,283
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
40:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,109
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,212/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses

Westview High School Reviews

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There is a large variety of clubs. For academic competition, culture appreciation, arts(origami, art, anime, etc.), and volunteering(Key Club and many tutoring organizations), there are at least a couple different clubs. There is also very strong participation in many things from Band to NJROTC to Robotics; things that we are told look good on college apps. Commitment varies greatly from activity to activity and person to person; I am extremely committed to my tutoring club for example, but I can skate by barely participating in Cyber Security. The administration is very supportive of clubs, though starting a new club is sometimes a hassle since there are already so many clubs. My favorite clubs(that I'm not necessarily in) include Nerdfighters(for nerd culture appreciation), Humanities and Writing Center(tutoring), and the art clubs, which held their first annual art festival this year.
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I am a sophomore at Westview High School, and I like to challenge myself academically. Since my freshman year, I felt like this school always tries to challenge their students in order to do the best they can. Most of my teachers are highly encouraging. All organizations are highly inclusive, and my overall experience with them is very good. However, I feel that outside of academics, no one encourages further study and research outside of school. Most of my AP classes go deeper into a certain subject, but do not assign projects or opportunities for further learning. This is also limited by the lack of resources, especially money, for the teachers. The food is subpar, and many of the facilities are not well maintained. Poway Unified School District would do well to improve the standards of these two aspects of Westview High School.
I can't speak for all teachers, but in my experience, the best teachers in almost every AP class attain an almost god-like status. Students are really inspired by their passion, ability to make topics engaging, and even just personality. They have different teaching styles, ranging from very strict to almost completely hands off like a college teacher, but many have a fan-following. Some head clubs and tutorting programs related to their topics, encouraging students to come in and improve, or help others improve. Students even affectionately give them nicknames like the Holy Humanities Trinity. They each have idiosyncrasies that are definitely detrimental for some, but it all depends on the student's learning style. When the fit works though, it works really well.