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Westside High School

Public | PK, 9-12

 

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Posted June 8, 2014

Both of my children attend Westside High School and we are very satisfied. The staff is caring and there s a family atmosphere, My children are taking advanced placement courses and are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Our 4 children have or are at Westside High School . If you apply yourself you will do well, if not the teachers do search out ways to help your child achive their fullest potential. It is small enough that the entire staff know your child and they care or your child like their own! We are very happy with our choice to send our 4 to WHS and yes my children have gone on to 4 year colleges and 2 year colleges and gotten their degree and are productive , Happy, well balanced citizens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

Westside has a family atmosphere and a good education is available to every student who wants one. The teachers want their students to succeed and make the time to help them out in any way possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I think two or three years ago westside was a good school, but now it is completely out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

This is a great public high school. Why pay private tuition when a school like this is available? At Westside High School, strong classroom instruction with opportunities to excel in academics, a wide array of extra-curricular activities, and well-qualified teachers await all students. The kids willing to put forth the work will find themselves well prepared for college, jobs and with a bright future. This school is lead by an outstanding principal, who cares about each child in attendance. WHS produces young adults with a well-rounded educational experience and the ability to make a positive impact in this world. Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

I am really glad my daughter is enrolled at Westside High School. She has honor classes and is doing great!. The quallity of her teachers and the work that is expected is very good. I am very pleased with her progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Academics - wonderful, there's a few teachers that need the boot, but there's always a couple of bad apples in the bunch. Extracurricular activities - plentiful. Safe - totally. Structure - definitely there. Principal & Vice Principals - somehow always available, make more time than they have for everybody: students, parents & teachers, & very encouraging to the kids on a daily basis. Parent involvement - definitely encouraged & given many opportunities, t's up to the parents. Best school in Richmond County, next to Davidson. Need other languages taught. Mission must be focus on the kid's learning. They don't waste alot of time with the needless things, like the dress code, but in turn the kids don't try so hard to go against it, it's not a big deal & so it winds up falling right into place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Westside is the best school in the area other than Davidson Fine Arts magnet school. The size and quality of honors and AP classes is the best. There are not too many people, about 700, and it provides a somewhat family atmosphere. One downside though, athletic scholarships are scarce. So, even though Westside has great athletes as well, the coaches need to make some effort, really. Overall, great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2005

Westside is a small school with a family-like atmosphere. The teachers take a personal interest in the development of the students. There are many opportunities for each young person to become involved in and show leadership in various activities. The small size and diversity force young people to work together in groups that they might not select in a larger school. I had two children who thrived in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school was placed on the needs improvement list by No Child Left Behind Act. This school does need improvement with in many areas. Safety is an issue here, for rules in the code of conduct issued in the beginning of the school year are not followed. The guidelines for discipline are not followed, such a bullying, harassment, violence. My child was a student at the school, and experienced all three violations, and when reported, nothing was done. No disciplinary action was taken for any of the students except to be called to the office. My child was always an Honor Student until this year. An important part of life is a strong educational background, however, this school is unable to live up to my expectations, much less the expectations of the NCLB Act. My child was active in sports, clubs, etc. however, we have removed our child and placed him in a private College Preparatory School. My husband and I both took a genuine interest in activities at the school, however, my child deserves a certain standard of education, and Westside does not provide it. Our concern is this, when a child is on the 'Honor Roll', according to who's standards? If the school is ranking low, could 'Honor' roll at this school be equivelent to a 'C' at a higher performing school?
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

167 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 37%
White 36% 44%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Debbie M Alexander
Fax number
  • (706) 868-3645

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Augusta, GA 30907
Phone: (706) 868-4030

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