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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Westwood High School is an above average, public school located in Blythewood, SC. It has 1,363 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
180 Turkey Farm Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
Telephone
(803) 691-4049

Westwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1010
144 responses
Average ACT
19
64 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,082
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • School Spirit
    21%
  • Volunteering Opportunites
    17%
  • Games
    16%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,363
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,155
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,047/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I love Westwood high school because this school is like no other. Westwood has many opportunities to get involved. I have been in the gospel choir, beta club, gardening club, debate team, student government, drama, softball team manager, orchestra and circle of friends. There are many more clubs to join and sports to play but I fell in love with these things. Also, Westwood high school is very loving and we support each other. Earlier this year in March we lost a very special student/friend due to a car accident. Although this was a horrible event it made us all stronger and realized we are a Westwood family! Attending Westwood high school will be an experience I´ll never forget and will forever have a place in my heart!
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Great teachers! They really care about your well-being. A really nice school, with a little over 1,000 students. The school and student body are quite big but there are a lot of teachers and classrooms. Didn't have much trouble when I attended, they let juniors and seniors to go off campus for lunch, which is nice. They are quite strict though, a lot of security and many guards walking around campus randomly. Overall, I felt safe while attending school. They also have a strict policy with allowing visitors on campus.
Coming from a fully diverse, low income, small-town school in Clarkston, Ga to a modern-day medieval type school in my senior year felt refreshing yet unfamiliar to me. Being in this school makes me feel like i’m in High School Musical. Being that everything seems like a movie to me when i'm in Westwood, I wouldn’t change anything about it. Westwood is such a flawless school! I don’t know much about this school to change.