Western Hills High School

Western Hills High School serves 1,430 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Western Hills High School operates within the Fort Worth Independent School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 1430 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,430 students
Western Hills High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 101 teachers
Western Hills High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Western Hills High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Western Hills High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Western Hills High School American Indian (1996-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
Western Hills High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
36%
50%
Western Hills High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
19%
13%
Western Hills High School Black (1988-2012)
White
39%
31%
Western Hills High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Western Hills High School Sch Ethnicity Western Hills 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.
0.69 0.41
Western Hills 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.
44%
44%
Western Hills High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Western Hills High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 83,674 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Fort Worth Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
144
4
Number of Students Managed 83,674 730
Fort Worth Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 62% 80%
Fort Worth Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $770 MM $9 MM
Fort Worth Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $833 MM $9 MM
Fort Worth Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,710 $11,947
Fort Worth Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,504 $12,666
Fort Worth Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Willoughby House (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Willoughby House (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Willoughby House (0.4 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort Worth Willoughby House
    Alternative School
    8100 Elizabeth Ln
    Fort Worth , TX , 76116
    (817)814-2952
    Alternative School
    0.4  mi  |  2  students  |  Gr.  9-10
  • Fort Worth Waverly Park Elementary School
    3604 Cimarron Tr
    Fort Worth , TX , 76116
    (817)815-6700
    0.6  mi  |  816  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Worth Luella Merrett Elementary School
    7325 Kermit Ave
    Fort Worth , TX , 76116
    (817)815-6600
    0.7  mi  |  638  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Worth Applied Learning Academy
    7060 Camp Bowie
    Fort Worth , TX , 76116
    (817)815-5500
    1  mi  |  380  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Fort Worth Int'l Newcomer Academy
    Alternative School
    7060 Camp Bowie
    Fort Worth , TX , 76116
    (817)815-5600
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  346  students  |  Gr.  6-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 01, 2011 - Would NEVER allow my child to live in this area, where are your morals? Are you people devil worshippers? - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
5 Tips for Monitoring Screen Time for Kids
5 Tips for Monitoring Screen Time for Kids
Many school districts have implemented technology initiatives that provide laptops or tablets to students. While these technologies open opportunities for learning outside of school, they also require parental oversight to ensure children aren’t spending too much time online.
9 Smart Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Academic Success
Turn your child into a stronger student by creating the right support structure and expectations. Use these nine tips to help maximize your child's academic success.
Public or Private? Which School is Best for Your Child?
Should your child attend a public or private school? A tough question indeed! Public and private schools have many benefits for children and their families, yet they both have drawbacks as well. In this article, learn about the pros and cons of each to help make your decision to go public or private an easier one.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Fort Worth, TX 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 0.47, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Fort Worth is Dallas Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.