Westfield High School

177 Montgomery Rd
Westfield, MA 01085
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
4.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Westfield High School serves 1,257 students in grades 9-12.
Westfield High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Westfield High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Westfield High School's student population of 1,257 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
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School Comparison

Westfield High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Westfield High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#284 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
79%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.360.59
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Westfield High School is Westfield Technical Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is North Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Ave (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westfield Franklin Ave Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 248 students
    1.3 miles
    22 Franklin Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6424
    1.3 K-5 248
  • Westfield Southampton Road Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 425 students
    1.3 miles
    330 Southampton Rd
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6435
    1.3 K-5 425
  • Westfield North Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 676 students
    1.4 miles
    350 Southampton Road
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6441
    1.4 6-8 676
  • Westfield Westfield Technical Academy Vocational School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 541 students
    1.6 miles
    33 Smith Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6533
    1.6 9-12 541
  • Westfield Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 196 students
    1.9 miles
    35 White Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413) 572-6422
    1.9 PK 196

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
I'm very happy to be a graduate of the Class of 2020. I feel that our school did a great job preparing me for college and we even got to graduate live! It was awesome.
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5  
Covid has been rough on my family, but I'm very happy with Westfield High School. From top to bottom I feel that my family and I have been supported and that everyone at the school cares.
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5  
I'm definitely happy with everything happening at Westfield High School. I'm so sad that my daughter may miss out on senior activities because of Covid 19 but everyone has been super supportive over the past 3 plus years she's been there. No complaints!
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5  
Happy to be a Bomber. Can't wait to graduate, but it's been a great experience!
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5  
The school has gotten so much better over the last few years. I'm proud to go here. Teachers and administrators care. Lots of clubs and sports.
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1  
Westfield high school looks like a prison, is a prison. Most administration just doesn't care about the student's education and just want to sit at their desks and to collect their paycheck. TRASH!
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2  
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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