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Westland School

Charter | K-12

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $42,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted May 7, 2014

My two boys have been attending here for 2 to 3yrs now and I have never had any complaints. The teachers n office are very involved with the kids and show concern as well as great teaching skills and more. I recommend this school to my friends and family. I love the small class settings and how all kids get along. Its a great school and very much recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

I love this school. I know if I call that my children's teachers will call me back. I can call anytime to ask about my kids and actually talk to someone. My kids like their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

I AM WONDERING IF ALL THE REVIEWS FROM PARENTS THAT ARE POSITIVE ARE PARENTS THAT WORK AT WESTLAND... HA HA HA... MOST LIKELY...THERE ARE ALOT OF STAFF WHOSE KIDS ATTEND THERE...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

Westland is how schools used to be. There are teachers who care and love teaching. They have smaller class sizes where our children are taught by teachers who really care. Students can begin going to college during their senior year of high school. There have been several graduates who have graduated with 15 college credits. It's a great way for the kids to go beyond what the school can teach them on campus. It's nice to know that if the kid has reached that level, that they are encouraged to go on and even helped by the school to be sucessful in college. It's a great transition for some of these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This is my daughters 1st yr. at this school , so far it doesn't rank very high with me. She entered this school needing special education , IEP , they don't offer any , their idea is to keep the kids in class with no out of class tutoring , no special arrangements nothing really to aid in the development of a child that is behind grade level , its ridiculous, seems like each student is just a $$ from the government , as long as the kid shows up , they get paid
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I attended Westland for 5 years, and absolutely loved it. The teachers had a passion for their job, and took an interest in students personal and academic lives, and care for them as their own. I loved the small classes, and the large family feeling. The teachers strive to get the students interested in learning, finding their strengths and interests, and helping them make their way through the journey that it life.


Posted July 23, 2009

It's the great teachers that make a school great, and Westlands Teachers are dedicated to the education of each individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I believe westland is generally unsafe, there are many safety harzards all over, and the conditions are quite inadequet for children of any age. The main concern I had for this school is the asphalt, the asphalt is no place for school children to be playing on, and the fact that this place looks like a truck stop/parking lot/factory there is no shade to aid the students in survival of the brutal summer heat, and the students are also forced to eat their lunch in a 'lunch room' when in all reality it is mearly a place to sit, when schools should be equiped with a cafeteria, and futhermore there should also exist a formal library not a 9 foot by 9 foot closet disguised as a library. This school, however, does have teachers that really care about the student's success and some that believe that book work is
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

I am a graduate from westland school class of 2008. I attended westland for 5 uears and those were the best years in my entire in school career. The teachers are so involved in the learning process,and support individuality, they accept your flaws and really go the extra mile to ensure that you succeed. and as far as students go, its amazing to see such an eclectic group of people attending westland each and every year. Westland is truly one of the most socially accepting school i've ever seen and if i could, i would gladly give y deploma back and start all over again :)


Posted September 24, 2008

I am a graduate from westland school class of 2008. I attended westland for 5 years and those were the best years in my entire in school career. The teachers are so involved in the learning process,and support individuality, they accept your flaws and really go the extra mile to ensure that you succeed. and as far as students go, its amazing to see such an eclectic group of people attending westland each and every year. Westland is truly one of the most socially accepting school i've ever seen and if i could, i would gladly give my deploma back and start all over again :)


Posted August 8, 2008

Westland is great school that is concerned with each child's development on a personal level. When I call the school they know my children by name. They don't just look at a computer or folder like the bigger district schools. I am aware of everything that goes on and I feel comfortable knowing that they are getting a great education by people who genuinely care about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

We are currently going to Westland School and we love it there it is safe and we aare really learnig a lot from the great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

I transferred my two daughters to Westland for this school year, after a frustrating experience with overcrowding in Laveen schools. The school is very small, and everyone knows everyone, which I love. I see my girls teachers outside every day when I pick them up. The teachers are all wonderful, and supportive. They have many family oriented events that we enjoyed. My girls have made lots of friends. Although I have made the decision to move the kids back to Laveen, for the traditional school, I would recommend Westland to anyone. We will miss it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

This school RULES and it has careing teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

The teachers at this school are great
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

I am a high school student at westland charter school and in my opinion, it's one of the best schools around. Kathy Couch and Pat Keech know practically every student in the school by name and they know all of the parents too. I am still attending westland and this is my 3rd year here but I absolutely love it there and the learning environment is awesome. The teachers are all very friendly and they all are willing to help any student that is falling behind or needs some extra help with their work, like tutoring. So this school is a great place to attend and I highly recommend it for any parent who is considering it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2006

Westland is a great school. I attend there the teachers are careing and very good at thier jobs. And the pricipals will help you in any way possible to achieve your goals. And if it weren't for them I would of never made it this far.. Thank you to all of westland staff. See you next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2006

In the heart of the exclusive, trendy sector of West Phoenix, Westland School has withstood the trials of establishing a functioning educational institution that rivals many, more affluent school districts in the area. A strong family-oriented feel, creates a safe learning foundation. and sometimes extreme 'EXTRA'-curricularAmong the remedial and benign subjects (and 'educators' that teach them) in the the ever-dynamic curricula, there does exist a ginormus potential for academic and personal development for ambitious young scholars seeking to conquer new horizons. Lack of sincere support for its own mission and goals, by administrators and faculty, combined with a moderate level of sub-par, superficial parental catalysm reduces this schools overall quality across the board. Students who possess a high level of motivation & creativity, enjoy having the option to succeed & learn from real-world situations and interactions with the environment created by Westland School will surely excel in the halls of academia
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 10, 2006

Westland is the best thing that happened to my child. In kindergarten, he learned how to read, learned some sign language, and some Spanish. Additionally, he was exposed to the world of Science and Social Studies. My son is currently in first grade and loves school! The academics thus far has been excellent! With a low student/teacher ratio, each child gets more one on one attention. The school understands that each child is different - with each having a different way of learning, different strengths and weaknesses, different backgrounds. The school does their best to teach to each child, instead of the traditional 'one size fits all' approach. With such a small school, the directors know each child by name. They know the parents by name. The entire staff makes you feel like you are a vital part of your child's education and that you are welcome there. I highly recommend Westland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

westland is a great school i have two duagthers that go there they love it and the staff is great to thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 43%
White 38% 42%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A47%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Phoenix, AZ 85033
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