Westwood Middle School

1525 Mount Mercy Dr Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Westwood Middle School serves 312 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Westwood Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan 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 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Westwood Middle School's student population of 312 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Westwood Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Westwood Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2584 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
44%
8%
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Black
33%
18%
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White
12%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Westwood Middle School is Newcomers Community School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kent Education Centeroakleigh (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John Ball Park Zoo School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Newcomers Community School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 89 students
    0.3 miles
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-3160
    0.3 9-12 89
  • Grand Rapids Union High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 983 students
    0.3 miles
    1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-3160
    0.3 9-12 983
  • Grand Rapids John Ball Park Zoo School
    Grades: 6 | 57 students
    0.7 miles
    1300 Fulton St W
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-3344
    0.7 6 57
  • Grand Rapids Kent Education Centeroakleigh Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 49 students
    0.9 miles
    2223 Gordon St Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-2717
    0.9 K-8 49
  • Grand Rapids Sibley School
    Grades: PK-5 | 303 students
    0.9 miles
    943 Sibley St Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-3100
    0.9 PK-5 303

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