Westhill High School

  • Westhill High School serves 2,061 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Westhill High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Westhill High School's student population of 2,061 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 160 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,061 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Westhill High School
Total Classroom Teachers160 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westhill High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Westhill High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank#617 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
42%
25%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
34%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westhill High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.690.64
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Graduation Rate
88%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Westhill High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStamford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stamford Roxbury School
    Grades: PK-5 | 592 students
    0.2 miles
    751 Westhill Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06902
    (203) 977-4287
    0.2 PK-5 592
  • Stamford Rippowam Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 727 students
    0.7 miles
    381 High Ridge Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06905
    (203) 977-5255
    0.7 6-8 727
  • Stamford The Academy Of Information Technology Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 652 students
    0.8 miles
    411 High Ridge Road
    Stamford, CT 06905
    (203) 977-4336
    0.8 9-12 652
  • Stamford Newfield School
    Grades: K-5 | 570 students
    1.1 miles
    345 Pepper Ridge Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06905
    (203) 977-4282
    1.1 K-5 570
  • Stamford Turn Of River School
    Grades: 6-8 | 636 students
    1.2 miles
    117 Vine Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06905
    (203) 977-4284
    1.2 6-8 636

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Westhill is a great school! The AP classes are amazing that they have. The administration is tight, so you shouldn't worry much about it.
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The school is filled with thugs that roam and deface the halls, do drugs, and are disrespectful to everyone around them. Security is a joke and the administration isn't much better. No one does anything to improve the school climate. If you're in honors or AP classes, the experience is much better, and those are pretty much the only kids that participate in the extra curriculars. Unfortunately, they have to suffer with the trash that surrounds them.
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