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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Westwood High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Ishpeming, MI. It has 310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Westwood High School...
School District
NICE Community Schools
Address
300 South Westwood Dr
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Telephone
(906) 485-1023
Website

Westwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
11 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,966
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$859
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,600
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Nature walks in College Prep English
    15%
  • Spring fling
    15%
  • Forensics Showcase
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • In School Plays
    8%
  • Pep Assemblies
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
310
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,324
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,156/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I am now a senior at Westwood High School and am thoroughly impressed with the school's flexibility to accommodate to any student's needs. Westwood offers a variety of classes to gear their students to whatever vocation or college readiness needed, and they even allow their students to dual enroll at Northern Michigan University. Now that I am almost graduated, I feel completely prepared and ready for my next step in life thanks to Westwood.
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There is a large variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in if they desire. Some of the clubs include, ACTion Troupe, Philosophy Club, Key Club, Drama Club, Forensics and Student Council. Some organizations include, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America and Health Occupational Students of America. At Westwood, sports are important to both faculty and students alike. Westwood staff runs most of the clubs, and teachers often stay late at school to run clubs that students participate in. The people who are in clubs are mostly dedicated to their chosen clubs. Key Club especially requires after-school participation because of the community work that it is involved in. Overall the variety of the clubs as well as the enthusiasm for them is good.
I liked how committed the art teacher, Mrs. Lange, was to her arts program and never let anyone try to shut it down for more money to spent elsewhere in the school. I wish however, that we had a better theater program, just for lack of interest in it because no one really knows about it within our community.