Located in Stamford, Connecticut, Westhill High School, is a Fairfield County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 2138 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is average and has received and a grade of B- from The School Review. Of high schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 18. Statewide, Westhill High School is ranked 72 for high schools.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
Standardized test performance and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a high school. For academics, Westhill High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of B- for this measure.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Westhill High School performs average compared to other Connecticut high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B.
School safety is estimated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Westhill High School performs above average compared to other Connecticut high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.
The demographics of the student body at Westhill High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when determining its score.
High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.
In the table below, the closest schools to Westhill High School are included. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. For a full list of schools in Stamford, visit the Stamford, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||The Academy of Information Technology||A-||B+||A-||A|
|2||J. M. Wright Technical High School||N/A||N/A||A-||C-|
|3||Stamford High School||B-||C+||B+||B-|
|5||Darien High School||A+||A+||A-||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.