"West Campus is best known for its academics."
Students enrolled 865
Hours 8:10 AM - 2:50 PM
School leader Greg Thomas
Transportation options None
District Sacramento City Unified School District

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5022 58th Street
Sacramento, CA 95820

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(916) 277-6400
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4 stars
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May 27, 2014
If you child struggles with school at all, this is not the school for you. This school can only handle the best of the best.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
My three sons have attended West Campus and as my eldest prepares for graduation, I must say, West Campus has the BEST school community/ environment that I have seen a school have in all my years in education. I sent my sons to West Campus for the education but what they received was more than I thought they would get. The student lead school spirit is wonderful. It is beautiful to see the student body come together and support their school teams and their peers. I have attended school rally's and school sporting events along with student lead fundraisers and let me tell you, every time I feel welcomed as a parent. The small school environment allows the students, teachers and staff an opportunity to really get to know one another. I couldn't have asked for a better school. Give your son or daughter the opportunity to enjoy high school and get a great education at the same time, enroll them at West Campus.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
The West Campus teachers and administration only care about test scores and their reputation. It is a perfect school for students who can teach themselves and never have any questions. There is no tutoring offered and teachers do not extend themselves beyond their regular class hours. The office staff is unfriendly and condescending to both students and parents. This school looks great on paper but is a totally different reality.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
If your child is a transferring upperclassman in search of AP classes prepare to be disappointed. My transferring junior was shutout of three AP classes for which she applied and I bored to death in general classes that provide zero challenge. To add insult to injury the school sends us a letter recommending she be enrolled the very three classes in which they denied her at the outset! The reason stated is the smaller enrollment size and the demand for AP classes. Result: a lot of time being wasted re-hashing curricula she learned in middle school. My transferring senior fared somewhat better. However; since he didn't take geography in CA, and there's no way to test out of the class, he wastes that period hanging out with freshmen not doing anything constructive. It took the school half a semster to decide music was an art after telling him it wasn't, therefore requiring him to take an art class in which he had no interest but had to as a requirement. When he attempted to switch over to band because he's been playing an instrument since the third grade, they denied that request citing no reason. Still waiting to see the benefit of enrolling my kids here.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
West campus curriculum is harder than college. It is all doable because you have such amazing assistance and the teachers are more than happy to help. They really improved my critical and analytical skills during my four years there and really prepared me for a four year in a university environment.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2013
I graduated a few years back and i must tell you- it is a very difficult school (academically) but as I made friends the next few years in college, I slowly but surely realized that ( it may sound wrong) I am a lot more in tune intellectually than all my other friends. I soon showed most of my friends my technique of taking notes taught by West Campus' own Mr. Hotell and my friends have been getting nothing but A's and B's in the college classes. West Campus was a great experience, it definitely gave me stepping stones.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2013
Even though there were times i dreaded at West Campus, I could not possibly see myself anywhere else. I love this school and I feel honored to be graduating from there.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2013
We have been very happy with our son's experience at West Campus. He is doing very well academically, taking AP courses and participating in the marching band and the winter drum line. He came from a very small private school, and had no problem fitting in from the beginning. The size of the school is a plus, as it is smaller than most of the other high schools. To those who say they are only concerned about test scores, that is the nature of public education these days, and to the degree that West is guilty, I would say all good public schools have the same concern. I believe our son is getting a good education in spite of that.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2011
What impresses me is the students want to learn and this school's "culture", despite the old facilities, promotes that. The students care. In my daughter's group project groups everyone is involved. Her older siblings were at a couple different local high schools and over the years there always were students who didn't care and hampered the groups.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
i have been attending West for over a year now and I must say if you want something better for yourself, this school will help acheive your dreams. At frist it was very overwhelming but during the second semester it became at ease. It might feel like this school pushes you off the edge, but in reality it is actually shaping your life...even if you oblivious from the effect. I hope this school is right for, if you want to succeed in life. :D

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2011
Its an excellent school with awesome teachers. Teachers willing to put efforts and spend extra time into helping the students. You might have an A or B in other school and turn out you have a B or C in this school. But for future, grades are not really the thing that should be worry if you work hard. Working hard always helps to lock great longlasting knowledge: ) And Knowledge will always go along with you.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2011
I hated this school it was one of the worst schools in Sacramento. The people at this school are mean and rude.The years that I spent at this school were horrible. The school is outdated and old. Overall I hated this school coming from Caleb Greenwood. They needed to be more welcome and forgiving and have a better introduction to people who came to smaller schools. I HATED MY EXPERIENCE AT WEST CAMPUS !! :(

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2011
We will be moving to Sacramento this summer and I am trying to determine which high school we would like our daughter to go to. We also will decide what part of the city to live in based on this decision. Thank you for all your help.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
west campus is sadly all about scores and results. they dont care about the students they just care about keeping their reputation

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2010
ALL ABOUT SCORES AND TESTS. The administration lacks the ability to know each "high achieving" student on any kind of personal level. They a public school snobs. Education is a collaboration between students parents, and schools. At West Campus Parents and students have very little say.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
West Campus is the best of the best! If you come here, you can tell for yourself.This is a school that's everything but your average!We got the highest API of all the other highs schools and honestly I can say we don't even consider ourselves decent.We still strive for excellence every day.There's just so much school spirit here you simply can't ignore it.I had the chance to go to Hiram Johnson, McKlatchy,Health Proffesions,Sac high,and a arts & science school which I forgot the name of.My Cst scores are advanced and even though I moved to Elk Grove I had the option & choice to transfer.I know girls that go there which are now in prohibation.Events,Rallies,and everything you can think of is magnificent! Even though we don't have the amount of school funding and money we want we still make the best of it.

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2010
I was a student at West Campus coming from Sutter Middle School. I believe that WC's reputation is greatly exaggerated. At one time it might have been accurate but when I attended it seemed as though they attracted high achieving and motivated students and put them in classes with below average teachers and counted on their already high test scores. In fact the school seems obsessed with preparation for standardized tests. Most of the ever changing administration and staff seems uncaring for thier students. And because it is a small school there is very little choice in classes. If you are looking for a small, safe, average, meat and potatoes school then go for it! But dont have higher expectations. If it has gotten better in the last two years it will be a pleasant surprise.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2009
I love West Campus because it is a small campus and the teachers work very hard to teach their students what they need to get into college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
School has been in only three weeks now and I have experienced nothing but a great deal of difficulties with the new Principal over the simplest of issues. Unfortunately, we chose to decline our child's acceptance at both a highly reputable private school and another highly prestigious and sought after program at another public highschool in another district in favor of attending West Campus. Thus far, just three weeks into the year, that decision seems entirely wrong. West Campus needs an experienced leader. It is no secret that, within the district, employees try to gain employment at West Campus because of its outstanding quality of students. Why such a coveted position at this school was given to someone with such little experience is just one more reason the Sacramento City Unified School District seems to constantly be the target of bad press.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
My child attended this high school for 4 yrs. The administration changed 3 times. The teachers except for a few, like Mr. Ousley and Ms. Dennison and Mr. Pantages, were unwilling to go above and actually assist students who need help. Tutoring, forget it! If your student can teach themselves, this is the school for you. P.S. Don't go to the office, even to help out, unless you want to be treated without respect.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2009
I love my school. The only downside is if the hall monitors think you're going a bit overboard (we often have birthday parties outdoors), and if your teacher is mean to you. I only have two teachers which I dislike; the rest are amazing. Kudos to Vidovich, McCord, Pantages, and Daigle. I have them this year and they're just plain great people who care about their students and aren't afraid to joke around. My grades do suffer, but it's because of my own actions. If you choose not to turn in assignments or study ahead for tests, of course you're not going to manage as well. But this school isn't just about our scores -- you will find a very warm attitude with the student body and most staff when you're on campus. (c/o 2011) KH

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2009
Most of the teachers aren't willing to do extra for students

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
My daughter is attending WC as a freshman. The extraculicular music program is wonderful. She loved Marching Band and is also enjoying Drumline. Coming from a private school, we were concerned about her safety but at WC we never worry. I like that she is surrounded by other students who want to succeed and be involved in outside activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2008
Honestly, I am attended this school, and it isn't all that people make it out to be. Some teachers miss so many days that students become behind in school. Some teachers do not know how to teacher and can hardly speak english. But other teachers are very good. Also, the school is very spirited which is good, but they do not care for girl sports that much. It is not all that great, it is okay.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2008
i love this school... the academics and school background is facinating... its so funn...

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2008
West campus is the best school in sacramento, ca period. The experience was indescribably and unforgettable! First, the VP is not mean. I find him very caring and considerate. The teacher-student relationships are amazing. If you have the best teachers, you learn every second of every class, everyday. But, at the same time, you get to have tons of fun. Class rally, dances, student body activies like multi-cultural fair, talent shows, pancake breakfast, halloween carnival are just high school experiences every west kid will always remember later on in life. The students have so much spirit, even if some claim west is not spirited. then why do the gym seem to explode with screams during rally class competitions? All in all, this save and loving high school is worth the ride.

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April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
I am a recent graduate from the school and I feel like West Campus did provide me with opportunities to further my academic career. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I adored my teachers! The vice principal may seem like he is a mean person, but he is actually really nice. He is only doing his job by being strict. Honestly, the people at the school are great and it is really what you make of it. There may not be a lot of Advanced Placement courses offered, but that is changing within the school. The music program is excellent and I am really proud of what John Ousley has done to improve it. Most ofthe teachers dedicate their time and effort to help the students, and it really shows in the end.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
West Campus is a great school. It academics are great. The teachers and staff do care. The only thing that's a bit off is the Vice Principal. He kind of ignore the student's feelings. But overall, this school's academic is great. The safety is great too. There hasn't been a fight in over ten or more years. The school is small, so you will probably get to know everyone there.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2007
Staff at West Campus is disappointing unless you get the right teachers. West Campus is one, if not the safest school around. All four years, have I yet seen a fight. On the last note, West Campus was recognized as Distinguish School and has the API score since it's separation from Main Campus.

- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 03, 2007
My daughter (who was also recognized as a GATE student) is an extremely academically motivated student. She aspires to go to the top UCs, and believes that West Campus would provide her with the tools to do so-and it did. West staff members (especially Anne Bestgen) generally do a good job of educating their students. However, this is a school that expects the students to be (or at least strive to be) self-sufficient. The West Campus adminstration does its best to accomodate each student. Although the tools that my daughter received were not particularly shiny or grand, they were sufficient. West has taught her to become more independent.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2007
Honestly, I attended West Campus last year and I heard it was suppose to be a great school with great teachers. I was disappointed in half of my classes, I didn't learn that much. The Vice Principal is rude and not understanding to the kids that go to West Campus, and there isn't a bond or anything between the staff. Coming from Sutter Middle School, I expected a lot from West Campus and I thought I would learn so much from it , but I think that some teachers are there to just get money. I'm not saying all teachers because Mrs.Jung or Ms.Bestgen actually taught instead of other teachers. I wouldn't recommend this school, only thing that keeps me going is the enviroment its safe and calm.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2007
We had hoped for a good public high school for our child. We did not find that here at West Campus. A great school requires parent/family involvement (and teachers that welcome involvement from the family instead of taking it as a threat), a good working relationship between administration and faculty, and a strong group of teachers who are enthusiastic about the subject(s) they teach instead of those who are just waiting to retire. Our child will no longer be attending West Campus. We wish the new principal the best of luck at West Campus and hope that it can be transformed into the school that many of us (still) hoped for.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
I am a parent of a GATE student who went to Phoebe Hearst Elementary and Sutter Middle Schools. My child had superb earlier public education experiences and I was hoping for the same at West Campus (WC). After attending WC as a freshman we unfortunately decided - at least at this point - that it is below the earlier quality we relished and sent him/her elsewhere. There was just not one reason for doing this, but multiple small reasons: an innovative principal and some of the best teachers leaving, a school booster club/foundation that received too little parent/community support, athletics that were underfunded and in some cases badly coached, a poorly mentored student government, an unenforced dress code, and some physical facilities and landscape still in need of repair. If progress can be made in these areas by the new principal, we would again consider WC for a younger sibling.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2007
I am a Student. This is an objective point of view. Students are supposed to have a minimum 2.7 GPA but it is not enforced. They assign projects that take an enormous amount of time to complete and complain later about grading them. They recently created a Science Fair which is absolutely useless. The hall monitors do not do their jobs of keeping students in the correct manner. Their only purpose is to inform one that he or she is not wearing a collar. Mrs.Jung the best teacher that ever worked for West Campus is leaving this year and she was the best part of West Campus.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2007
Many good teachers but admin doesn't do anything to correct the teachers who really don't belong in a college prep environment. A couple bad teachers can really turn a motivated kid off from school. Instead admin is quick to blame students/parents for teachers' lack of ability. This is no different from other schools but I guess we had higher expectations since it was so hard to get in. Admin has really dropped the ball in some important areas like following up on reported problems and communicating with parents. Principal is impossible to reach.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
My oldest two children graduated from HISP and my youngest child is at West. Nothing towards the HISP, but West Campus is definitely the best kept secret in Sacramento. The students at the school are the most respectful and spirited I have ever seen. The teachers are responsive and the principal is great. He knows all of the students inside and out. West Campus is demanding of its students and my child is having the time of her life.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
This is one of the best in the area! For such a small school, the sports staff does an excellent job and is improving greatly. This has alot to do with the huge amount of parent involvement at West.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
This school has great academic programs and a devoted staff. It is a nice, small and safe place for a student. While the availablity of extracurricular activities are limited, it is a smaller school so this is to be expected.

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December 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2005
West Campus is a safe, friendly place for kids. It claims to be college preparatory. The test scores are high, and enrollment is small. There is a shortage of challenging electives, although the number of advanced placement classes is growing. For a kid who is looking for a safe place to grow up and get ready for college, it's fine.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2005
Approachable principal. High standards. Based on Whitney High School program in Cerritos, CA. College prep with motivated students and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
The school staff and size make this an ideal setting to provide students with a strong academic focus while allowing greater opportunties with extracurricular activities. The high parent involvement greatly enhances the overall sense of community and caring atmosphere shared by students, family and staffs.

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August 17, 2005
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May 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
My daughter is a senior at West Campus this year, and I have been pretty pleased with the school overall. She is a softball player, and has had a great time playing all four years. Academically she has done very well also. The techers, for the most part have been pretty good, and I've been impressed with her counselors, and all the help they've been in helping us get her ready to go off to college next year. In the four years she has been at West Campus there has never been a major incident with drugs or violence. She has always felt safe, and able to learn without interference or hassle from any of the other students. I would really recommend this school to anyone who's child is serious about their schooling, and doesn't want to be around kids who don't share their goals and aspirations.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I am now enjoying having my third daughter attend West Campus. I can go through my day not having to wory about her safety. And, I know that she is getting a good education. I can tell that by the way she enthusiastically does her home work and participates in classroom and student activities. She also gets great grades. At West Campus, I know good grades are earned, not given. She is a senior this year and I look forward to her graduation knowing she will be prepared to meet the added responsibilty of her continued education. All three of my daughters are doing very well and I, and they, owe that, in large part, to having attended school at West Campus High School.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
We have two kids attending West Campus this year and we have really pleased with the staff and curriculum. We seriously considered private education but West Campus offered a public solution to our educational standards. Our kids love it and we appreciate the small school atmosphere.

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January 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 12, 2004
West Campus is one of the best schools that I have seen in Sacramento. The kids are extremely respectful, courteous and just plain good students. It has a great academic program, and the kids seem to be challenged by their work, but many of them continue to get great grades. It seems as if this small learning community, where the kids have to meet certain expectations even to get in, has worked for students, teachers and parents alike.

- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2004
I had three children graudate from West Campus and was thrilled with the experience. Wonderful PTSA, Booster Club's, student activities, staff and especially the students. Greatest bunch of kids on earth. All three of my children went directly to four year universities. Thanks for the greatest 8 years possible. Thank you to the caring staff, you touched my children in a very positive way and we will forever be West Campus Warriors.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2003
school is ok but we've heard rumors that school will become 'open' type. Our kids now freshmen or sophmores work hard to get into that school and we do not appreciate any try to change school status to 'large population' school.Many students are travelling to that school from very distant areas and it would not be fair to make it equal to any other high school specialy thinking what large schools have: violance, gangs, lower GPAs too many students to control and educate decently...

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I am a graduate from this school and I loved every minute of it, its a small and close like family. They are great teachers and helpful. If I had to do it all over again I would come here again! Keep up great work! Class of 1996!

- submitted by a former student
August 07, 2003
Terrific students and hard working staff!

- submitted by a teacher
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West Campus
5022 58th Street, Sacramento, CA  95820
(916) 277-6400
Last modified West Campus is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Campus Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top