Westview High School (San Diego)

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Coordinates: 32°58′01.63″N 117°08′56.53″W / 32.9671194°N 117.1490361°W / 32.9671194; -117.1490361

Westview High
Westview High School (San Diego) logo.png
13500 Camino Del Sur

EstablishedAugust 27, 2002 (2002-08-27)[1]
School districtPoway Unified School District
PrincipalTina Ziegler
Staff91.12 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment2,358 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio25.88[2]
Color(s)Black, Vegas Gold, and White          
Team nameWolverines
PublicationThe Nexus
Feeder schoolsMesa Verde Middle School and Black Mountain Middle School
Chief Warrant Officer (SEAL) Keith Pritchett, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flying a large American flag above Westview High School during a pep rally

Westview High School is a public comprehensive high school located in Torrey Highlands, a community of San Diego, California in the United States. It is part of the Poway Unified School District.

Westview uses a 4 by 4 block schedule for each school year. Under this system, the school year is divided into four quarters, as opposed to other schools' semester and trimester systems. Each student takes up to four classes per quarter, allowing a student to complete up to sixteen classes each year—four classes more than under a semester schedule with six periods (Rancho Bernardo) and one more than under a trimester schedule with five periods (Mt. Carmel and Del Norte).[5] Classes at Westview last an average of 79 minutes a day.[6]

Westview is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[7] Its CEEB school code is #052-986.[8]

Administration and staff[edit]

Westview is divided into three "hubs," each with a separate administration system and cadre of homeroom teachers, designed to cultivate intraschool competition and camaraderie.[9] The combined staff consists of 85 teachers, 4 administrators, 4 counselors, 2 librarians, 1 school psychologist, and 39 support staff.[citation needed]

There have been instances of inappropriate contact between staff and students. Reporting has shown inadequate policies and investigations by school and district staff in preventing such interactions.[10][11][12]


As of the 2011–2012 school year, 2,372 students were enrolled at the school. Of these students, 567 of them were enrolled in 9th grade, 620 in 10th, 581 in 11th, and 604 in 12th.[13] The school's student body is 51.3% White, 34.9% Asian/Filipino, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% African American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.1% Native American, and 2.5% Other.[14]

Of the 586 graduates of the school in 2011, 94% decided to attend college. Of these, 73% went to 4-year colleges and the remaining 27% to 2-year colleges.[15]


A 4x4 block learning schedule is implemented at Westview, meaning that over the course of a year a student will take up to eight courses, or four each semester. Each course is broken into two nine-week quarters each worth five credits, or the equivalent of a semester at most high schools that go by the semester system.[16] In addition to the four daily classes, there are various other periods such as Homeroom, Sustained Silent Homework (SSH),[17] and Wolverine Time, a tutorial period, which occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. School begins at 8:05 AM on all days except Wednesday, when it begins at 9:15 AM. School ends at 3:10 PM except on "minimum days" on final exam dates where only half the classes exist.[18]

Graduation from Westview requires meeting PUSD's course requirements. They include a biological science course, a civics and economics course, a fine arts course, two math courses (at least one math course must be taken in each of 9th and 10th grade), a physical science course, one English course in each grade, and one course in each of U.S. history and world history. In addition to the required ninth-grade physical education requirement, one other physical education course is needed. Though not required for graduation, students must also take at least two foreign language courses in the same language in order to be able to enter a state university. In addition, all students must take at least 8.5 elective courses to graduate, which can be satisfied by completing extra courses in the subject areas above, or by completing designated elective courses. Students also need to pass the California High School Exit Exam.[15][19]

Grade point averages are computed with each quarter receiving either an A, B, C, D, or F, which correspond to 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0, respectively. In addition to one Honors course, all Advanced Placement courses are assigned values of 5, 4, 3, 1, and 0, for these grades.[20] A grade of "F" in any course means a failing grade, and as such will not qualify for graduation credits, and if the course is a required course, it must be retaken and passed in order to qualify. A grade of "D" in any course that has it will qualify for graduation credits, but will not count as having been passed for entry into state universities, and as such if a student who wishes to enter a state university after graduation earns this grade, they must retake the course and earn at least a "C". However, not all courses include a grade of D, as some only go down to C and consider anything lower as an F; in such courses, at least a C is necessary to pass the course and earn graduation credits.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "California School Directory". California Department of Education. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Westview High
  3. ^ "SAT Report". California Department of Education. 2013–2014. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "ACT Report". California Department of Education. 2014–2015. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Westview - About Us: Class Scheduling".
  6. ^ Westview - About Us Accessed March 8, 2010.
  7. ^ Westview High School, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accessed October 23, 2007.
  8. ^ http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-code-search
  9. ^ "Westview - Hubs".
  10. ^ "Two Westview High Teachers Received Warnings for Inappropriate Texts to Students". Voice of San Diego. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  11. ^ "Investigations Into Educator Abuse Vary Wildly From School to School". Voice of San Diego. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  12. ^ "Poway Teachers Ousted for Relationships With Students Kept Working in Education". Voice of San Diego. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  13. ^ Westview High School (2011). "School Accountability Report Card" (PDF). Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  14. ^ "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2011-12: District and School Enrollment by Ethnicity". California Department of Education. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  15. ^ a b Poway Unified School District. "School Profile" (PDF). Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  16. ^ Westview High School (January 3, 2012). "Bell Schedule". Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  17. ^ "Westview Learning Schedules". Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  18. ^ Westview High School. "Westview Learning Schedule" (PDF). Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  19. ^ Westview High School. "Graduation Requirements". Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  20. ^ Westview High School. "Academic Information". Retrieved April 5, 2012.
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  23. ^ Gillian Flaccus and Mead Gruver (July 21, 2012). "Bomb Squads Disarm Traps at Colo. Suspect's Apt". Associated Press. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  24. ^ Moye, David (July 23, 2012). "James Holmes San Diego Upbringing Examined". Huff Post Los Angeles. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  25. ^ David Kamp (May 24, 2017). "Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Definitive Preview". Vanity Fair.
  26. ^ "S.D. native joins 'Star Wars' cast". The San Diego Union Tribune. February 15, 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
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