Westfield High School

177 Montgomery Rd,

Westfield, MA, 01085-3899

Tel: (413)572-6466
Grades: 9-12

1,514 students

Westfield High School serves 1,514 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Westfield High School operates within the Westfield School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1514 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,514 students
Westfield High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Westfield High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Westfield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Westfield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
Westfield High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
9%
16%
Westfield High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Westfield High School Black (1988-2012)
White
85%
66%
Westfield High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Westfield High School Sch Ethnicity Westfield High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.79
Westfield High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
30%
Westfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Westfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,454 students has grown by 52% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Westfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 9,454 1,433
Westfield School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 84% 86%
Westfield School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $25 MM
Westfield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $92 MM $24 MM
Westfield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,848 $17,400
Westfield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,835 $16,788
Westfield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Westfield Vocational Technical High School (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is North Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Ave Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2011 - No structure in this school system. Perhaps when we get a new principal and administration it will rise to its true potential. A lot of apathetic, semi-unprofessional administrative members. The teachers can't rise to their full potential, either with all the disorganization they have to make up for what is lagging, and it can be overwhelming for some. It looks nice on the outside but the infrastructure is horrible. Students do OK but that's probably because of all the parents who are constantly whining due to the fact that their opinions seem to count more than anything- and that is not always a good thing. Getting your child out of old-fashioned discipline does not do any good, either. High student:teacher ratio- WPS does not seem to care about the well being of teachers or students overall. People just want to sit at their desk, drink their coffee, and get by with the bare minimum in order to collect their paycheck. - Posted by Teacher

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Did You Know?
Westfield, MA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.24, which is lower than the Massachusetts average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Westfield is Lamberts Mill Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.