Westfield High School

Westfield High School serves 1,411 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Westfield High School operates within the Westfield School District.
Westfield School District's 82% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

The student population of 1411 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,411 students
Westfield High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Westfield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Westfield High School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Westfield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Westfield High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Westfield High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
1%
17%
Westfield High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
3%
9%
Westfield High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
91%
65%
Westfield High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Westfield High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.17 0.33
Westfield High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
23%
34%
Westfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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 (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Westfield School District's student population of 5,814 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 80% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,052 in this district is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,628 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Westfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 5,814 1,376
Westfield School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 82% 85%
Westfield School District Graduation Rate (1994-2014)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $29 MM
Westfield School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $83 MM $28 MM
Westfield School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,052 $20,216
Westfield School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,628 $19,181
Westfield School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • WestfieldFranklin Ave Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 245 students
    1.3 miles
    22 Franklin Ave
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6424
    1.3KG-5245
  • WestfieldSouthampton Road Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 432 students
    1.3 miles
    330 Southampton Rd
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6435
    1.3KG-5432
  • WestfieldNorth Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 702 students
    1.4 miles
    350 Southampton Rd
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6441
    1.46-8702
  • WestfieldWestfield Vocational Technical High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 470 students
    1.6 miles
    33 Smith Ave
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6533
    1.69-12470
  • WestfieldFort Meadow Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 198 students
    1.9 miles
    35 White St
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6422
    1.9PK198

School Reviews

2.0  1/31/2011
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.
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