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 2,283 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 40 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% 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
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1310
339 responses
Average ACT
29
175 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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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.50 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • The Black Hole
    17%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Black Hole student spirit team, No Place for Hate
    15%
  • Unity week
    15%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Senior crush list
    10%
  • Club Rush
    9%

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.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
40:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 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.83 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 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 High School is relatively safe and has a relatively open environment. Academics are very tough, as AP classes are available for everyone, including freshmen, to take. There are a few poor teachers at Westview, but that isn't that unique of a feature as all other schools face the same issue. There are many clubs different clubs at Westview, with all aiming to be a open and friendly. However, Westview isn't the cleanest as the bathrooms are DISGUSTING (though there does seem to be an effort to improve facilities as the old water fountains were replaced, and more students are advocating for a better environment. I do not play sports, but I know that Westview is not known for it's sports department (with the exception of soccer) but it does have a phenomenal music department. Overall, I would definitely recommend Westview to the hard-working and driven student.
Westview is the perfect balance of everything. One of the first things you will hear from a Westview student is how academically competitive it is. While some students complain about it, in hindsight, this is one of the greatest things about this school. Students come into high school not caring about academics but transform into dedicated scholars studying for tests and doing their homework assignments. The academic pressure at this school shapes you into a strong-willed individual with a work ethic and teaches you how to manage your time and deal with stress.

This school is a place of learning... not just academically but through character as well. You will learn to be strong-willed, think for yourself, develop a work ethic like no other, and understand that if you want something in life, you have to go get it. In other words, Westview is not just a school but a center to thrive and transform into a matured adult who can contribute to society.