Westwood Junior High School

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Westwood Junior High School

Westwood Junior High School is a public junior high school, part of the Richardson Independent School District, located at 7630 Arapaho Road in Dallas.[1] 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.[2] Recently a health magnet has also been added to Westwood.

General Info[edit]

  • Principal: Troy Gray
  • 7th grade Assistant principal: Eloisa Muzquiz
  • 8th Grade Assistant Principal: Katerina Titze
  • Mascot: Warrior

Magnet Programs[edit]

Leadership[edit]

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.

Math[edit]

Science[edit]

Integrated Health Sciences[edit]

This is an in depth course pertaining to medical terminology and general biology headed in whole by Mrs. Freeman. It is a one year class that provides the required 0.5 high school credit for Health.

TAKS Scores[edit]

The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills is a state regulated aptitude test that measures the quality of schools. Westwood's above average scores are what have assisted it in becoming Exemplary.

Years: 09-10 10-11
Reading/ELA 96% 97%
Math 95% 97%
Writing 99% 99%
Science 85% 90%
Social Studies 97% 99%

(Average TAKS scores over time)

Campus History[edit]

Awards[edit]

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.[3]

Notable Sports Achievements[edit]

  • 2011-2012: RISD/CFB 8th grade girls volleyball district champions
  • 2011-2012: RISD/CFB 8th grade girls basketball district champions
  • 2010-2011: RISD/CFB 7th grade girls basketball district champions
  • 2010-2011: 7th grade girls basketball undefeated season
  • 2011-2012: 8th grade girls basketball undefeated season

Alumni[edit]

Further Programs and Clubs[edit]

There are many clubs at Westwood. This includes AVID, NJHS, and Beta Club.

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