Westwood High School (Massachusetts)

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Westwood High School
Location
Westwood, MA, USA
Information
Established 1957
Principal Sean Bevan
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 818
Color(s) Green & White         
Mascot Wolverine
Average SAT scores 566 verbal
581 math
567 writing (2010)[1]
Website

Westwood High School, or WHS 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, Westwood, Massachusetts. The school consistently ranks as one of top educating institutions in the state, ranking 5th among public schools and 134th nationally, according to Newsweek "America's Best High Schools". Retrieved Jun 19, 2011. 

History[edit]

Originally built in 1957, the old school was demolished in 2005 and a new 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.

The part of the school that faces the 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.

The Westwood High School mascot is the wolverine, and its sports teams are known as the Westwood Wolverines. But the school signage and apparel depicts a bobcat, not a wolverine. The reason for this is unknown.

Notable alumni[edit]

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • Academic Decathlon
  • A Cappella Choir ("Passing Notes")
  • Amnesty International
  • Anime Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Chess Club
  • Class Officers
  • Collegium Latinum
  • Debate Club
  • Drama Club
  • Ecolibrium
  • Foreign Language Honor Society
  • French Club
  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Judicial Council
  • Key Club
  • Legislative Council
  • The Junior Book Club
  • Mathematics Team
  • Mock Trials

* Model United Nations Simulation Club and Chilton Fan Club * Movie Club

  • Music Composition Club
  • National Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • No Parenthesis
  • Oxford Program
  • Peer Mediation/Peer leaders
  • Peer Educators /Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Photography Club
  • Ping Pong Club

Political Studies Club

  • Robotics Club and Team
  • Science Team
  • Site Council
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Student Council
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Unity
  • We the People
  • Westwood Ambassadors
  • Westwood Technology
  • Yearbook
  • Girls Swimming
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Field Hockey
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Girls Indoor Track & Field
  • Girls Hockey
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Outdoor Track & Field
  • Boys Swimming
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Field Hockey
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Boys Indoor Track & Field
  • Boys Football
  • Boys Hockey
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys Tennis
  • Boys Outdoor Track & Field

Statistics[edit]

2007 student statistics

2007 student enrollment 818
9th grade enrollment 201
10th grade enrollment 212
11th grade enrollment 204
12th grade enrollment 201
Male students (%) 47.4%,
Female students (%) 52.6%
White students (%) 90.5%,
African American students (%) 3.3%,
Hispanic students (%) 1.6%,
Asian students (%) 4.4%,
Native American students (%) 0.10%,
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%) 0.1%,

2007 Teacher statistics

Total number of Teachers 59
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas 54
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 100.0%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified 96.3%
Student/Teacher Ratio 13.9

2007 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) statistics

Number of Test Takers 194
Reading 547.0
Writing 558.0
Math 576.0

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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