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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Westwood High School is an above average, public school located in Palestine, TX. It has 418 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Westwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
26 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,820
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
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
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Bonfire, blacklight pep rally
    35%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Meet you at the pole (FCA & student body)
    15%
  • Band Karaoke Night
    5%
  • Cabaret
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • IB ball
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
418
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.6%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
50%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,410/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I am currently a 12th grade senior at Westwood High School, and honestly I just wanted to say how the teachers really changed my life around. The teachers at this school are very supportive and they work hard to get to know each student to create a relationship with those who are willing to form one. I was always willing, the teachers that I have formed a Special bond with Have pushed me toward going to college and getting a degree, to explore my options , and pushed me to get into clubs to be more involved. Teachers at Westwood are all for the students and they want what’s best for us.
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My high school experience was very very good for me, I learned so much about myself and I met some life long friends. I learned that not everybody that comes into your life is going to stay and that is okay. I had some of the most amazing teachers that were truly there for me and that I knew cared so much about me. I also got to play for some of the best coaches I have ever got to play for and I had a second family from playing my sports that I know will always be there for me and that I can count on.
+ Offers PAP, AP, college courses.
Good band. Nice stadium. Most faculty nice and are good teachers. Fair dress code
- Variety of classes is limited. Athletics overshadows the arts. Popularity contest even with staff. Inequality among treatment of students. Inexperienced teachers given AP courses to teach. Good teachers leave.