Westwood Junior High School is a public junior high school, part of the Richardson Independent School District, located at 7630 Arapaho Road in Dallas. Westwood is the Math, Science, and Leadership magnet. The school contains the 7th and 8th grade with a 652 total enrolment. It is one of the 2 Magnet Junior High Schools in RISD, the other of which is West, the visual arts and technology magnet. Recently a health magnet has also been added to Westwood.
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Westwood's Leadership program is run by Dr.Karinja. There are two forms of this class, both of which earn 1 elective credit in 7th grade, and .5 elective credits along with the .5 required Speech credit in 8th grade. Dr. karinja teaches all of the regular time courses for 7th and 8th grade. There is also a 0 hour option that allows student to take an 8th period before school. 0 Hour 7th grade is taught by Mrs. Showalter, and 8th grade is taught by Mrs. Hollon.
Westwood Junior High School was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students.