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Westhill High School

Public | 9-12 | 615 students

 
 

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Posted January 7, 2009

With one of the most successful sports program in the whole city, Westhill is the complete package in sports. Westvale and Onondaga Hill are safe and clean places to live, the High school has a great art and music department. The school is small enough where everyone knowss everyone for the most part.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2005

Currently, I'm a sophomore at Westhill High School, and in my opinion, Westhill is a great district. Besides the fact that our school is filled with mostly rich people, and its not very diverse at all, it has great sports programs, and we've won many titles. I guess the best thing to brag on is the musical department though. Our Concert Choir goes to competition every year, and always take home top honors. Our musicals are always incredible, and there is a never ending fountain of talent to be found in our school. So besides the fact that there can be the occasional mean prep, I guess Westhill is a pretty good place to go to school. Class of 2007 rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2003

Well, I attended Westhill Schools from 1981-1994(year I graduated) and I believe it to be a great school academically. The athletic program is one of the best in the area. I also like how my sister recieved support for starting the Black History program there. I was happy to hear that the program is going on. My only knocks I had on Westhill is that it seems to be a little bit political and cliquey. Also, for being so close to a diverse, major city like Syracuse, it isn't as diverse as you would think. Besides that I feel that Westhill is a great school to go to.


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

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities51%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

English

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities72%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Global History and Geography

All Students93%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities71%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students85%
Female70%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 92% 48%
Black 1 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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4501 Onondaga Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13219
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