Students enrolled 1081
Hours 7:30am - 2:34pm
School leader Mr Thomas Benson
Transportation options Yes
District Cumberland County Schools

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277 Bonanza Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303

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3 stars
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August 29, 2014
Great school. Good teachers and great location. The school is nearby base and nearby both a police and fire station.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
My son has been going to this school for 2 years. The teachers are more then willing to help out the students and all the staff that I have come in contact with have been more then helpful.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
The school wastes what resources it does get. The principle told me.thatvhe cannot even get the teachers to check there email. When I inquired how they deliver the curriculum, I was told that they maximize the use of technology, but could not tell me what that means. There are no books, very few computers, and teachers that cannot maintain control of there classrooms. Shut the school down, save the taxpayers a waste of money. Spare the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
I am proud alumni of this school. I am currently a Theatre major with a minor in Social Work at Fayetteville State University. I served as the senior class president for the 2010-2011 school year. I am very disturbed with the previous comments. To the students who didn t enjoy their time at this establishment, I am terribly sorry. I just do not understand what gives you the right to speak negatively about the whole school? Yes, Westover does need improvement however you posting these negative comments will never solve anything. In 2009 the school was blessed with a new administrative team and I must say they have turned things around. If you were to visit Wolverine Country today you will notice that there is NO PAER IN THE HALLS, NO RUDE OFFICE STAFF, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO COME TO SCHOOL AND STRIVE FOR EXCELENCE EVERYDAY. To the individuals looking through these comments, please do not be discouraged about sending your children to Westover. I am sure that if you go to any other PUBLIC SCHOOL in Fayetteville, NC you will find students/situations similar to the negative ones on this site.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2011
I am a 2011 graduate of Westover. I have read the previous comments and am bothered by what has been said. Resources are limited, but teachers do a great job with what they are given. I noticed a lot of comments about student demeanor. Teachers are not parents. It is not their responsibility to teach manners, cleanliness, etc. They are there to educate. They also care about the students outside of the classroom. As far as shutting the school down, that would not solve anything. It would only force the county to send the students elsewhere and the same issues would be present at a surrounding school (which isn't fixing your claim of the students being terrible/mean/rude). Graduation tickets: Yes, students begin with 4 tickets. That is because there are so many opportunities for your student to earn extra tickets WITHOUT you paying for them. I earned 12 graduation tickets and didn't pay for any of them. There are ways, your student didn't take advantage of them. The office staff is friendly, and the new administration is amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed my years at WHS. Currently, I am a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2011
I am a 2010 Graduate, sure Westover haves it up and downs. Sure it has its problems but every other schools has one themselves you don't know anything unless you was a wolverine yourself. I will truly miss the teachers and staff whom made a difference in my school life. If given a chance to change anything in my school life, I wouldn't change a single thing, thats how I loved going to Westover.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2011
This school deserves "0" stars! The office staff has no manners, very inconsiderate, loud, obnoxious, rude, and short of conversation. The office staff should be evaluated then fired. Teachers should be evaluated as well. No wonder the kids in that school have no respect for their teachers. The teachers treat them like animals. WESTOVER should be shut down. This is the worste school i've ever encountered. The school also shows poor lack of communication when dealing with parents. AND as far as graduation, they have the nerve to say they cannot afford to give students more than 4 tickets for graduation even when I offered to purchas and do you think they ever gave us as parents the opportunity in advance to help raise money or purchase more tickets in advance... NOPE! shame on this school! The graduating class is small to begin with, is it really that serious to only delegate 4 tickers per graduate... graduation is a HUGE accomplishment and this school makes it seem like NOTHING! the excuse that this rule has "been around for years" is a lie because when I graduated I definitely had more than 4 tickets! Westover just keeps getting deeper and deeper in the whole as the years go by!!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
I AM A 2010 GRADUATE OF WESTOVER SENIOR HIGH AND MY NAME IS JETTA MOSS. I FEEL WESTOVER IS A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AND YOU CANT FORCE A CHILD TO LEARN. ALL THE NEGATIVE CRITICISM PEOPLE GIVE US IS BY WORD OF MOUTH AND ITS NEVER SEEN WITH THEIR OWN EYES. I ATTENED WESTOVER FROM THE YEAR OF 2006 THROUGH 2010 AND AM PROUD TO SAY I GRADUATED FROM THERE. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS PUTTING WESTOVER DOWN AND TRYING TO DRAG ITS NAME THROUGH THE DIRT. WESTOVER IS A CHALLENGING SCHOOL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER. SO UNTIL YOU HAVE ATTENEDED WESTOVER OR HAVE BEEN A WOLVERINE YOU HAVE NO SAY SO ON HOW THIS SCHOOL IS. THANKS LOVE JETTA MOSS

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2010
i am now a junior surprisingly (going to this school). the last two years there have been horrible. the kids there are so mean that i couldn't believe it!! i bumped into this one girl and she was ready to curse me out... after i said i was sorry. on the last day of school there was a huge fight and rung the bell early. how was i supposed to know! so i was late and almost got suspended. almost everyday the principal was yelling for who knows what. don't get me started on all the GRAND THEFT!! people are always stealing things, even little things like a wallet with NOTHING in it. when my brother came to pick me up he heard teacher threatening other people in a normal conversation. he was appalled and couldn't believe it. my mom always have to go to the school and do their job

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2010
I'm a 2006 grad and I wouldn't recommend sending a child to this school. It was a complete waste of time and most of the teaching comes from students reading the book out loud and then doing the problems at the end of the chapter for busy work. Everything about this school along with the students, faculty, and parents seem to breed failure in civil and educational values. On the other hand, there are a few good teachers at the school that care. Also, with the trifling bad attitudes most students have for other different students, your child could learn how to deal with stress and confrontation at an early age. I don't know how much positive change there has been to the school since 2006 but from the reviews prior to mine, I wouldn't count on this school making a positive impact on your child's education at all.

- submitted by a community member
February 16, 2010
I am currently a junior and I have been at this school since my freshman year. Over these past years things have changed alot, since we have gotten new principals everything is not the same anymore. Test grades have started to come up and more stricter rules have come into effect. However, since I will be a senior next year I want to make my last year something to remember but nothing this year has made it fun.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 18, 2009
All my children went to this school and alll went on to college and recieved college degrees. I think it's a wonderful place for a child to get a good education if they go there and do what they need to go to the next level.

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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
I am a sophomore this year. I came from a different school last year, and I have to say. Westover is one of the worst schools I have ever heard of. My dad and I tried to register myself, and the principle continuously postponed us. Because I was new, I didn't get to have the same choices of classes as everyone else. Another thing is the environment. People have no respect for the school, they just throw all the loose paper on the ground and make other people clean it up. I agree with what some people have posted, majority of the teachers are there are just there for the paycheck. I ask for help, and they send me to the book. In my English class, we don't even have enough books to give out to the kids. So, the only time we can look at the book is during class.

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July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2008
I hate this school with a passion. the students are rude and act like they have no home training. They throw trash all over the building. Most of the students do not care about grades. All they care about is what neew Jordans came out the week before. The main reason I can never see Westover rise academically is because the office is not organized. Teachers are not making deadlines and they think it is okay because they do it every grading period. Late. The methods for discipline,tardies and other behavioral problems are inconsistant. The curriculum is very weak. Even the brightest students can fall into a stupor because of the lack of challenging curriculum. The enviornment is just not welcoming to students who care about their education. I really hope I can transfer this year for the sake of my education and my sanity.

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June 15, 2008
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February 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 15, 2008
This school deserves to be shut down. I am difficulty with communicating with the teachers and office staff. One of my son's teachers marked my son absent 29 times for skipping. I was never contacted. The teacher's excuse ' I have 90 students, I can't take time to call parents when there is a problem' he also stated ' we have some many other problems and skipping was not a serious problem compared to other things going on' Skipping class is a serious matter to me. If I had know, I would have nipped it in the bud early. The teacher assumed I was a parent that did not care.

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February 04, 2008
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January 29, 2008
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November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2007
I'm from around the area and attended Westover for a year. I loved Westover. I admit it, we do have some teachers who wasn't up to par. The main problem was they were smart people, but they couldn't teach. Then I had really good teachers. I wish students and parents got more involved in the school to make it better.

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October 02, 2007
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May 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 03, 2007
As a graduate of Westover High school and having a child graduate from Westover the school teachers, staff and administrator have done a great job.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2006
I am a 2003 graduate of Westover. I would not recommend this school to anyone. There were a couple of teachers who really cared about the students and our education. But not many. Things may be different now.

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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2006
I am a current student at Westover.Lately we've been in the news for many things.Yes every school has their share of problems.Westover ain't that bad it's just that instead of taking time out to help this school people choose to devote their time to schools like Jack Britt and 71st. There's teachers here that don't really want to be here,they're just here for the check and they don't even do nothing. Our new principal is trying but some of us just need an extra push from the community. As many of the students that's here we only got like less than 15 parents involved w/ the school.

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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2006
I am disgusted with this school's teaching techniques.I have never seen such a laxed approach to education. This isn't fair for the students who are just waiting to learn the lesson, pass the test, and pass the year. If I could I would transfer to another school but unfortunatly I don't have that luxury.I have to say that the teachers that I have had are not what they seem when they talk to parents. I believe that we need to fix this underlying problem, and give us children the education we deserve.I have had nothing but problems with the school and their inablility to teach, tend to, or even care for their students.

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January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
December 28, 2005
I'm a former student that graduated from Westover back in 2000. I spent all four years from freshman to senior there. My overall experience wasn't that great, but at the time I was there there were some outstanding teachers whom did care about whether or not you passed. Not only do the teachers and staff count for the quality of a a school, but it's also the student body. When I was at Westover, the majority of the students didn't care anything at all about school nor did they have much respect for any other kids that tried to learn. Safety was another thing that concerned me. There were several fights and the security was mediocre. I'm just glad I graduated and made it out of Westover in one piece without ever getting into a fight.

- submitted by a former student
December 20, 2005
OK, so often times you only get the bad news about a school-this is the honest news. My daughter is a senior this year at Westover, she has been in this system from the beginning. Ben Martin, Westover Middle and now the High School. I reflect back to the beginning and the promise I made to her, I will support all that you do-and all the principals in her education process know that if there are issues I will be there. Like when they were going to get rid of some of the arts programs-she has played the viola since grade 5-that will probably pay for her college. She is in the Health Academy and EMT course at FTCC(Westover offers that opportunity), she now wants to go to medical school. We have stayed on her hard, as a parent should and like any school she has taken the offer and excelled-Thanks

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December 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2005
I have had 3 children to graduate from WHS. Classes of 1997, 2001 and 2003 and I have a rising Senior (class of 2006 Although Westover is not a perfect schoool, I have not had any problems with the school. If a child is looking for trouble they will find it no matter what school they attend. I have not agreed with every decision that Mr Smith has made but I do believe that he was doing what he thought was best for our children and I will miss him. He supported the children in all their endeavors. He will be missed. I hope the new 'Mr Smith' can live up to the standards that Mr smith has set.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
I am a parent of a current Westover High and Westover Middle school student. I am also a teacher at Westover High School and a 1984 graduate. As I have returned to the school to teach, I see a lot of changes that have occured since I was a student. My biggest concern is our 'image' in the community and amongst the students. This negative image overlaps into the classroom and the mindset of the students and faculty. It often permeates the learning environment, but I try to stop this whenever possible. I have taught under the only two principals the school has had and I must say that although we are not 'perfect', we are far from the lions den we are sometimes portrayed/perceived as. I love this school and the students and so do my children.I must say that we are all proud to 'bleed royal blue'!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 03, 2005
As a teacher at Westover High School for the past 5 years, I have had the opportunity to see several students and faculty come and go. Overall, I must say that although we are not 'perfect', we are continually striving to make our mark in our community and nationwide. Westover's 'image' is improving daily and I am glad to have the opportunity to be a part of this fine school along with its' wonderful children. With an enrollment of over 1200, it is hard to believe that anyone would choose to only consider the opinion of a select few versus the achievement record of hundreds of others. Westover students continually succeed because we 'never let failure be an option!'

- submitted by a teacher
May 01, 2005
I am a current senior at Westover High School, graduating this month. I have to say that the teachers that I have had are not what they seem when they talk to parents. Many of my teachers do not know the subjects they are supposed to be teaching and they do not have a structured classroom. Only when observers come to the class that the teachers become teacherlike. Many students are failing ther classes and it is not their fault. The teachers do not care about anyone except themselves. I believe that we need to fix this underlying problem, and give our children the education they deserve.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2005
I have had 6 children that attended 3 different high schools in this county and the staff at Westover seem to be the least concerned for the concerns of the student. There are high regards on ensuring that the school maintain the learning objective set forth by the government. For the past 3 years there have been constant communcating opportunities for the staff with me on several concerns and their interest are 'always' explained by some governmental policy. This is fine for some, however for obvious reasons an approach understanding why the policy is necessary maybe enough for students and just not enough for concerned parents.

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February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 10, 2005
I have had two children go though Westover and one who will graduate next year. I wil be thrilled that all of them made it out of Westover in on piece.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2004
Over the past 3 years 2 of my children have been attending the Westover Schools. I have had nothing but problems with the school and their inablility to teach, tend to, or even care for their students. Westover staff doesn't care about our family situation, educational comprehension, or my childrens safety. All they care about is bottom line and EOG test scores.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
I've been here since 1992 I have two girls that went to grade school and middle school here, I have to give the principal credit for a job well done. I had one daughter graduate this past may 2004 and is a freshman in college taking pre med and the other one is due to graduate early Jan 2005! I believe being a single Mom for the last ten years the teachers,students ,activities and of course Mr Smith had alot to do with helping my girls succeed. I would like to take this time to say Thank you for all you have done for my family!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2003
I am a current sophmore at Westover High School, and in my time here I have come to love this school. My mother was an English teacher here, and she, too, loved the school. I had the pleasure of having some wonderful teachers, who truly care about your well-being as a student. If I could, I would rate this school off the charts, but I cant. Our extracurricular activities stagger a lot, for lack of funding. In fact that is the biggest problem for our school, we don't have enough money for programs. We have extrordinary teachers and very gifted students but there just is no money. I love this school and I wish other people would give it a chance. It truly has been the best years of my life attending this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
It's not the newest school in the county, but it's one of the cleaniest. The principal has al ot to deal with and I have to commend him for a job well done. Sometimes it's not the newest school in town that will teach your children the things they need in order to survive in the real world. Westover is one of those schools.

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Westover High
277 Bonanza Drive, Fayetteville, NC  28303
(910) 864-0190
Last modified Westover High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westover High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews.