#72 High School in CT and #18 in Fairfield County

Westhill High School

125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902

How Good is Westhill High School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
B Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
B- Overall Grade

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.

Academics

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.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Fair
AP/IB Participation Very Good
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
14
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
0%
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
5%
CT Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade B
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent

Safety

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.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

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.

Students w/ Disablities
11%
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
43%
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
49%
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 2,138
Minority Students 1,406
Diversity Index 55
Students with Disablities 230
Economically Disadvantaged 49%
Limited English Proficiency 16%
Gifted Students N/A

Achievements

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.

Compare Nearby Schools

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-
4 Stamford Academy C- D A+ N/A
5 Darien High School A+ A+ A- A+

Westhill High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Westhill High School? 2138
  • Is Westhill High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Westhill High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Westhill High School? The school's number is (203) 977-4477. You can visit their website at http://www.westhillweb.com/.
  • Where is Westhill High School? 125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, Connecticut 06902

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
The Academy of Information Technology
411 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06905
J. M. Wright Technical High School
120 Bridge St Stamford, CT 06905
Stamford High School
55 Strawberry Hill Ave Stamford, CT 06902
Stamford Academy
229 North St Stamford, CT 06901
Darien High School
80 High School Ln Darien, CT 06820