Westwood High School

1820 Panther Blvd, Palestine, TX 75801 | (903) 729-1773
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Student Enrollment: 463
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4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: P O Box 260, Palestine, TX 75802
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Clint Mcclain
  • Fax: (903) 723-8695
  • Website: www.westwoodisd.net
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 463
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 237 (51.2%)
  • Females: 226 (48.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 55 (11.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 157 (33.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 212 (45.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Westwood High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.9%
Black8718.8%
Asian61.3%
Hispanic5912.7%
White30766.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Westwood High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade13328.7%
10th Grade13729.6%
11th Grade10422.5%
12th Grade8919.2%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
60.0%
District:
60.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
66.0%
District:
38.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
86.6%
District:
86.6%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
11.8%
District:
11.8%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
13.4
District:
12.3
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
28.7%
District:
26.2%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
7.6%
District:
10.9%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
20.1%
District:
30.2%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
36.3%
District:
24.1%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$62,324
District:
$58,381
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$40,961
District:
$39,776
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$30,050
District:
$30,352
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$31,827
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$39,189
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$44,945
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$48,526
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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2 reviews for Westwood High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on December 10, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My children are gettting a great education at Westwood and the counselor is very on top of helping students get into college or whatever they want to do. I am glad we chose westwood over palestine high.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think this is a great school. Palestine city tries to put Westwood in its shadow but this school has good academics with only a few grey areas. I love the teachers and staff. My son loves the school. It is a large school but you still fell like a family.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Westwood High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
80.6%
District:
80.6%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
13.3%
District:
13.3%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
879.0
District:
879.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
20.7
District:
20.7
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201086.0%86.0%70.0%
200976.0%76.0%67.0%
 
Reading Test
201097.0%97.0%92.0%
200989.0%89.0%87.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201088.0%88.0%90.0%
200989.0%89.0%88.0%
200893.0%93.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201072.0%72.0%74.0%
200979.0%79.0%65.0%
200866.0%66.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201077.0%77.0%74.0%
200976.0%76.0%66.0%
200872.0%72.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201094.0%94.0%93.0%
200991.0%91.0%90.0%
200896.0%96.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201095.0%95.0%93.0%
200997.0%97.0%92.0%
200887.0%87.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201093.0%93.0%89.0%
200988.0%88.0%81.0%
200890.0%90.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201091.0%91.0%91.0%
200992.0%92.0%85.0%
200886.0%86.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
2010100.0%100.0%98.0%
2009100.0%100.0%97.0%
200898.0%98.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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