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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Westwood High School is a top rated, public school located in Westwood, MA. It has 1,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Westwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
306 responses
Average ACT
30
162 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$155,706
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$703,400
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Play/musical
    22%
  • Senior week
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Senior car decorating
    13%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • There are no traditions that are of interest.
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,405
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,724/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Westwood High School Reviews

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Academically, Westwood High School is great, but the social aspect isn't, students are very cliquey. The school is great with support for students with mental illnesses and well-known diseases, but if you have a rarer illness or an invisible physical illness, it's hard to get support. Great teachers!
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Westwood High is a great high school to prepare you for college. All the teachers are super passionate about what they teach and are always willing to help. As for the students, everyone is very welcoming and nice and it is overall a good learning environment. Classes are challenging but there are many resources in order to do well. The one thing Westwood lacks is diversity since it is a predominantly white community, but the METCO program has helped the issue a bit. There are an abundance of clubs and activities to choose from and numerous ways to get involved at Westwood High. The school itself is very nice, clean, and big. It is overall a wonderful school and a great experience.
Westwood High School is a great school. The clubs offered are phenomenal and for the most part, the teachers are engaged and want to learn. The most prominent shortcoming in my opinion is the lack of diversity: of the ~250 students in my grade, there are less than 10 African-American students. There are a decent number of Asian students, but for the most part, the student body is white. For the kids who want to do well, there are good resources. The staff is helpful and more developed/organized clubs like Model UN and the Science Team are great opportunities.