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200 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090

(781) 326-7500
(781) 461-8561
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November 13, 2015
The teaching staff is impressive. However, the school (town) is very homogeneous. Students are not accepting and those kids who are even a little different are subject to bullying. The "zero tolerance" bullying policy is a joke, since, the administration is total oblivious to it. Bullying has become a way of life at the school and sadly students have just come to accept it. Parents are also extremely competitive which fosters an environment where this type of behavior is tolerated. Grades, clothing labels, house sizes are more highly valued than the character of an individual. I am very disappointed.

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January 05, 2015
The school is lacking in many aspects. The administration is very inexperienced and promotes values that are "win at any cost". There seems to be a great deal of bullying that takes place both in the classroom and in sports. Students who need more support are ridiculed by teachers and students alike. For the taxes I pay, I am truly disappointed in the quality of the school. Overall I would give this school a D.

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March 09, 2014
On paper this school looks good, but the environment is very lacking. There is almost no support from teachers or guidance; they do not care for the child's individual progress. Also it is very sink or float culture. The head of the school Sean Bevean is a useless principal and the dean of students Katie Richard and Vice Principal are the same.

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December 15, 2010
There are good and bad sides to the education. Depending on the department some of the teachers are horrible, I have always gotten horrible Spanish teachers, and they end up leaving after the 3 years are up. Same with the science department the teachers are all terrible and don't take the class seriously. Moving on to the good aspects. The teachers I've had in the english department have all been fantastic. They care about their students' progress and take the time to help. There is also a writing center with a teacher in there at all times to proofread papers or for extra help. I've also had a great experience with the history department. I got my history teacher to write my college recommendation, and she is one of the nicest, most down to earth teachers I've ever met. All of the math teachers I've met or had as teachers have been phenomenal, except for one. The teachers all know their subject very well and are approachable for help. There is also a room designated for math help during the day. The teachers in there would help me a great deal. Westwood High school is not very diverse. . Its an middle to upper class community of mostly whites people (about 95%).

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December 14, 2010
Academically, it's a good school. High graduation rate, most go on to college. However, it's not the best cultural place, especially if you are not an upperclass/middle-upper class student. It is not very diverse(probably over 90% white). It's a pretty good place to get into college from. It's not the world's most accepting community to live in.

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August 30, 2009
i personally love westwood high and there is so much diverstity in the school..and the wonderful campus is gorgeous!

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April 01, 2009
My child is flourishing at WHS for many reasons. The teachers are more like college professors with their educational degrees and availability to students. The AP courses that are available to my daughter have given her the intellectual stimulation she craves. Much empasis is placed on personal growth. Kudos to this great school. My only wish is that the principal had the courage to institute a dress code.

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October 05, 2008
Yes, the test grades are good. Yes, the building is great with air conditioning and its own beautiful pool. It (cost of new construction)cost over 50 million I am told. Teachers are great as they all are. But this school lacks personality. It lacks cultural diversity. And this school is not an equal opportunity school. School buses are NOT free. You would have to pay close to $400 per year yourself. Athletic programs are not free. It's not cheap. They can become costly for people who live on a budget. Also, there is no activity bus to take you home after football, soccer or any other sports. This town is very wealthy, and they put their money into their own backyard. So, this school is a good school but it's not an equal opportunity provider for all students of all economic background. Hope you get it.

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July 21, 2008
I drove by the school this year and was very impressed with the new campus. It looks like a community college campus with new fields, pool and even a daycare faciltity on location. WHS has always rated high on the state exams i.e. MCAS and SATs. As well as the % of graduates attending college. They are also providing activities not found in other schools such as media production for tv news and reports.

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July 16, 2004
This is a great school system that prepares students for the rigors of college. As test results prove, Westwood students consistently score high in the MCAS and SAT. The sports program is second to none winning 5 State championships in 3 years.

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Westwood High School
200 Nahatan Street, Westwood, MA  02090
(781) 326-7500
Last modified Westwood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westwood High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top