Westfield High School

  • Westfield High School serves 1,356 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the MA average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • 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 1356 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,356 students
Westfield High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Westfield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
Westfield High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeWestfield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
Westfield High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2015)
Asian
3%
6%
Westfield High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
12%
18%
Westfield High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
9%
Westfield High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
82%
64%
Westfield High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Westfield High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWestfield High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.310.55
Westfield High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
25%
36%
Westfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
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%
4%
Westfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Westfield School District's student population of 5,696 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 $14,474 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 $14,037 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District NameWestfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed5,6961,368
Westfield School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate82%85%
Westfield School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue$86 MM$29 MM
Westfield School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$83 MM$28 MM
Westfield School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$14,474$20,216
Westfield School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,037$19,181
Westfield School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WestfieldFranklin Ave Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 228 students
    1.3 miles
    22 Franklin Avenue
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6424
    1.3KG-5228
  • WestfieldSouthampton Road Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 439 students
    1.3 miles
    330 Southampton Rd
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6435
    1.3KG-5439
  • WestfieldNorth Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 661 students
    1.4 miles
    350 Southampton Road
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6441
    1.46-8661
  • WestfieldWestfield Vocational Technical High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
    1.6 miles
    33 Smith Avenue
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6533
    1.69-12500
  • WestfieldFort Meadow Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 176 students
    1.9 miles
    35 White Street
    WestfieldMA 01085
    (413)572-6422
    1.9PK176

School Reviews

2  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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