Westwood High School (Massachusetts)

Westwood High School is a public four-year high school located in Westwood, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is fed by the E.W. Thurston Middle School. The school consistently ranks as one of top educating institutions in the state, ranking 5th among public schools and 134th nationally, according to Newsweek.[3]

Westwood High School
Westwood High School
WHS
Address
200 Nahatan Street

,
02090

United States
Information
TypePublic Secondary
Established1939
PrincipalSean Bevan
Grades9-12
Enrollment975 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)Forest Green     
White     
Athletics conferenceTri-Valley League (TVL)
MascotWolverine WLogo.jpg
YearbookGreen Years
Website

History

Since 1939, three different buildings have served as Westwood High School. The first school is located on High Street and currently serves as the town's middle school. The second school was built in 1957 on Nahatan Street. It was demolished in 2005 and a new one was constructed at a cost of $45M. The gymnasium and swimming facility from the old school were refurbished and are now part of the new high school campus. The school facilities also include a new multi-use artificial turf field (named after former principal and teacher Charles Flahive) with a synthetic track, both of which are open to the public. A second multi-use turf field, referred to as the "multi-purpose" field, is located behind the student parking lot.

The part of the school that faces Nahatan street is not the front of the school, but rather the back. The front of the school faces the fields behind the school which overlook the wooded Lymans Pond.

Athletics

Westwood High School's mascot is the wolverine. Westwood competes in the Tri-Valley League (TVL), which includes Ashland, Bellingham, Dedham, Dover-Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Norton, and Millis. Medfield is a WHS rival, as well as Holliston, who the football team plays every Thanksgiving. The student fan section is referred to as the Den.

WHS's sports teams continually perform well in the TVL and in state tournaments. Recent state championships include 2016 & 2014 girls lacrosse, 2015 boys hockey, 2014 girls hockey, and 2012 golf.

During the summer of 2016, new turf was put down on Flahive field, with the new W logo at center field. In addition, the gymnasium floor was also re-done.

Notable alumni

Statistics

2016 student statistics
2016 student enrollment 999
9th grade enrollment 237
10th grade enrollment 260
11th grade enrollment 248
12th grade enrollment 254
Male students (%) 47.4%
Female students (%) 52.5%
White students (%) 86.4%
African American students (%) 3.0%
Hispanic students (%) 1.5%
Asian students (%) 7.0%
Native American students (%) 0.20%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%) 1.4%
Multi-Race Hispanic students (%) 0.4%
2016 Teacher statistics
Total number of Teachers 95
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas 70
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 100.0%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified 96.3%
Student/Teacher Ratio 10.5
2016 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) statistics
Number of Test Takers 236
Reading 548.0
Writing 544.0
Math 576.0

References

  1. ^ "Westwood High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  3. ^ "America's Best High Schools". Retrieved June 19, 2011.

External links

Coordinates: 42°13′0.7″N 71°13′1.0″W / 42.216861°N 71.216944°W

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