B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
6 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
314
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,156/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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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.
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Most of the teachers at Westwood High School are excellent. They are genuine and care greatly for their students. They rarely, if ever have noticeable favorites in class. In general they use real world examples to help their students do their very best and be able to relate to the topic at hand. They are very knowledgeable about the classes that they teach and use what they know to better the classroom experience. I give the teachers at Westwood a high rating because they have earned it. They work hard to help students succeed in every aspect of their lives, not just at school.
I am a junior at WHS and it has been a good experience. I'm glad I got to be a part of the NICE Community School District. I would highly recommend it to others coming to town looking for a new district to join. Academics are viewed above sports and that's something I really admire. High school is a place to learn before you can be an all star athlete. That is one reason I really like WHS.