Students enrolled 1956
School leader Paul Dautremont
Transportation options Yes
District Grossmont Union High School District

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8756 Mast Boulevard
Santee, CA 92071

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(619) 956-0400
(619) 562-9342
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4 stars
Based on 46 ratings

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November 15, 2013
The school never had my son's 504 plant so they did not help him in any way. When they learned that he had one they did not do anything to remedy the situation. My son failed the last two years of high school and they would not hold him back or offer any other solutions to the problem.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I was once a student at West Hills for one month back in 1999 before I moved out of state, and I found this school to be decent. The best positive I have seen with this school is the student body activities that are performed before and during the school year (spirit activities, etc.). Also, both males and females are treated equally if they wanted to perform. A major downfall of this school is the lack of quality. I took French as a subject (Spanish was filled up), and I was shocked to find out that when I left the state that I learned baby French and not actual French. As a result, I had to relearn French in a short period of time. Also, in English, learning 1200 words per semester seemed to be a drudgery, and does not fall in line with national standards. Those that did not perform well with reading comprenhension would be setup for failure because of this requirement. Teachers seemed to care, but were not as good as my next high school that I attended. The counselors were fine with me, but seemed to be a little rude at times. Overall, West Hills is decent, and could use some improvement.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2013
I just finished my sophomore year at West Hills and it was amazing. The staff (especially those in the science department) is remarkable and genuinely care about their students' lives. On multiple occasions teachers took the time to talk to a student if they seem upset in anyway. They are supportive and truly want to see all the kids to succeed.

- submitted by a community member
June 27, 2011
Boy do I relate to the counseling staff they have 2 that try to cover for the rest that do absolutely nothing. It takes weeks for them to see a student. This is a real problem when you have a Senior. The district office doesn't even want you to know where they are. The have you leave voice messages but no one ever calls back.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2011
I am a sophomore at West Hills and the staff there really do care about their students. I have had teachers ask me if i'm ok and inquire why other students seem unhappy and the majority of the teachers are pretty awesome :) sure there's the occasional crazy but hey it just makes the day better :) the campus is fantastic although not built for rain and the people here are generally very accepting of new students :)

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2010
Great school! The faculty and curriculum helped prepare me for college and made me the well-rounded person I am today. I had no bad experiences with any of the faculty and would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
We love this school. The teachers and staff are so friendly and the students are really down to earth and nice. The curriculum is adequate for college, if the student is willing to put the work in, the curriculem and support system is there for the student.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
I absolutely love my school. The staff is amazing and care so much. This is defiantly a place to go for academics, sports, and just having fun. Our school loves to have fun and be active. I dont know what else to say right now but i really think this is a very good school

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2009
West Hills is a great school, with an amazing staff who take a genuine interest in the wellfare and happiness of their students. The social activities are fun and safe , they have an excellent athletics program , and a beautiful campus.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
Hey, it's not at all a bad place to go. You've got your regular peer pressure, etc, but the teachers are all pretty col, and freshmen tend to do well throughout. :)

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2008
I wish I could say I agree with these other great reviews. Our experience has been that 60% of the teachers are very proactive and really care about the kids but a full 40% are not well trained, not well managed and have a high percentage of failure within their own classrooms. Additionally the counseling staff take weeks to see a student after sign-up. Follow-up of the counseling staff gets an F. Even poor attiudes from the highest manger abound within that office.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2008
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November 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
West Hills was a school of choice for our 2 daughters. They have both excelled acedemically as well as socially. We have great praise for the staff at WH!!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
I'm currently an 11th grader at West Hills, and I love it. I struggled near the end of elemantary school, and didn't even get to walk through graduation at the end of middle school because I did so bad, but now my grades are very rarely below C's. I can't say I've never got a C or below in a class, but it doesn't happen a lot, because the teachers make it easy for me to raise my grade and keep it up. They always help me when I need it. I also like all of the options for classes, there are so many different classes that I wouldn't have even thought a school offered, and I like that I have a wide variety to choose from each new year so I'm not always stuck with classes that don't interest me.

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
The staff is great and teachers are wonderful. My daughter attends and loves it!

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January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 18, 2007
I have two sons at this school and have had only wonderful interactions with the school. Our school counselor is experienced, knowledgable, and answers our questions quickly. Maybe we have been 'lucky' but we have one honors student and one college prep student and none of their teachers talk about their private lives during teaching time. Our sons have participated in sports, clubs and made good friends here. We will miss this school when they graduate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 26, 2007
As a parent of a recent honor grad, I am very happy with West Hills. My child enjoyed school, did well, made friends, was involved in school activities and had a good healthy high school experience. As a parent, I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. Any time I needed questions answered, or had to talk to a teacher I was always able to get responces quickly. Over all, the 4 years that my child spent at West Hills was very good!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
As newcomers this year to WHHS my children and I are very disappointed with the curriculum and the teachers. The staff is rude.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
I have been so disappointed with the Grossmont Union High School District. The quality of good teachers is very low. There is a disproportionate amount of student teachers in the district. Teachers spend time talking about their personal lives instead of working on the hard intricacies of their subject discipline.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2006
It is great school, the academic classes that are offered are excellent.

- submitted by a former student
May 15, 2006
Academically, this school offers many A.P. Clasess and the science department is great, there are amazing teachers in english as well. This is a point of view from someone who only took honors and A.P., Oh, and of course the social science department is pretty good too.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2006
My daughter attended Santana High for her freshman year and then was transfered to West Hills what a world of difference in schools that are so close. West Hills is a school leading kids to college where Santana leads you a job.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
West Hills is a great high school. They have a spectacular english program, tons of clubs to join, great sports teams and a really nice theatre to showcase their top notch drama department. Include art classes, music classes (including guitar) and top rate science department and it all adds up to a highly rated high school. Unlimited access to computers. Energetic, enthusiastic, young teachers still motivated to get the kids excited about learning! As a parent, I also appreciate the safety on campus and the lack of problems between the kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 04, 2006
I am quite impressed with West Hills. The teachers seem cohesive, and help the students organize their work loads each week. My kids both say the teachers are there for the kids more than any other school they have attended. I would appreciate a bit more follow up from counselors when a child is struggling academically. But they really seem to be there when the kids want help and come to them. So far we really like the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2005
Great extra-curricular activity choices, great teachers.

- submitted by a former student
November 24, 2005
The quality of teaching at West Hills is excellent, although the school culture leaves something to be desired. There is still a lot of racial tension and intolerance. Students think positively of the school, and although there could be more extracurricular activities, the ones that do exist are excellent, including drama, music, clubs, sports, and others.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
This school could be much more. There are way too many teachers and administrative staff that do not want to take the time to listen to students and parents. I can't tell you how many times I have called my childs counselor, teachers, administrative staff, and the principal with no response. A few of the 'secretary' type staff are also very rude. I guess no one has raised enough flack about that yet but I can only hope that teachers and the like will soon be held to standards of conduct like the rest of the professional working world. I would alos like to see more dedicated teachers and an expanded curiculum as it is lacking at best.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
This is a great high school

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I have two boys going to West Hills High School and the one thing I can say is that they probably have one of the best academic programs in San Diego. The one problem I have with West Hills High School is that, the only thing they seem to care about is the kids doing well.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
West Hills is an excellent school. Knowledgeable, energetic staff make the students excited about the work. A wide variety of outside school activities are provided. Amazing computer labs, beautiful library, and well maintained grounds. The wide open spaces and large grassy areas reminds me of a college campus. [Many]of the students there are not from the immediate area, but participate in 'school choice' placement due to it's high academic standards and large percentage of graduates who go on to 4 year colleges. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2004
I have two children who attend West Hills High School in Santee (Grade 11 and 12 this year). This campus has a beautiful, almost community college, feel to it. My children have loved going to West Hills and have had excellent teachers, who have really cared about them and their education. The West Hills Way (We are One, We are the Pack) is followed - they are the Wolfpack - everyone is part of the same group and should all be treated the same and like you would like to be treated. I am pleased my kids attended West Hills and feel they are well prepared for University.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My son used to go to WHHS and now our daughter is in her second year there. The school is not without problems but then anywhere there are different personalities and opinions there will be this. What I have enjoyed about the school is that if you do have a problem and you need help you actually get it. WHHS is doing an excellent job. If I was to say anything negative, I would say I would like to see the dress code a little more enforced. Some of the students dress inappropriate for the learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2004
I have visited this school, and it need a lot of work. Students sre not doing there best and many don't meet the requirements at all. When requested to speak with principal. They gave me the run around.

- submitted by a administrator
March 22, 2004
We have two boys at this school and have been very happy with the attention they have had with the staff. Both our boys are involved in after school sports, where the coaching staff have been of great value in supporting each team through very positive (and successful) programs. We could not be happier. The campus is more like a Jr. College and overall, is kept very neat. In attending the 'open house' each year, I've always come away impressed by the sense of pride my sons have had about the classes and teachers they have. There is genuine enthusiasm from all the teachers and office personel. I just can't say enough nice things about this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2004
Westhills has been great for my son. We transferred him from another high school in this district and his grades and attitude have never been better. Mr. Lewis has done a super job, his coaches are awesome, and we look forward to another great year next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
My children have been going to Westhills for 4 years. The campus is set up like a college campus. The teachers are great. The level of education is higher than most of the schools in this district. The music program is great. My children's school of residence is 2 blocks away, and I drive my kids 10 miles to Westhills every day. I wouldn't have it any other way.

- submitted by a parent
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West Hills High School
8756 Mast Boulevard, Santee, CA  92071
(619) 956-0400
Last modified West Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Hills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top