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Westmoore High School

Public | 9-12 | 1950 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 2, 2013

I'm a WHS grad, went on to OU, and now in medical school. Westmoore is all about what you put into your education. The AP teachers were excellent and helped me score great scores on my AP exams, putting me a year ahead in my college education. The counselors helped me pick out scholarships that I'd be most likely to win. There are tons of clubs and ways to get involved. Student Council is huge. Honor Society is great. If you choose to get involved in music, drama, or sports, take as many AP courses as you can handle, and work hard, you'll be heavily rewarded. Not necessarily by the school itself, but by the increased opportunities in college and beyond.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2012

THE SPECIAL ED DEPT IS GOOD ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLWOING TEACHERS, NOTE THAT THESE ARE LAB CLASSES, JOHNSON FOR ENGLISH, HARPER FOR SCIENCE AND LIND FOR HISTORY, IF YOUR CHILD IS UNALBE TO SWITCH CLASSES THEN THE TEACHER WOULD BE MILLER FOR ALL SPECIAL NEEDS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2011

I went to Westmoore for my first half of Freshman year, then I had to switch to a charter school in Oklahoma City. You don't really know what you have until it's gone. Westmoore has AC, a great variety of people to be friends with, a large library, many many AP programs, and I took it all for granted. I went to a school with no AC/heat, and the building was shared with another school. The food was horrible, and it had a small student body and 2 AP courses. I was disappointed to say the least. I would choose WHS over any other school in the state, and I'm proud to say I'll be reunited with my Jaguar family for my junior and senior year. The staff helps those who seek it, and the coaches are hard on everyone. The college consoling is wonderful and the classes are pleasantly challenging. The electives are endless, and it's an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2011

Teachers completely ignore students, sports are basically everything to this school, random rules and random requirements are everywhere, and teachers often pick favorites. They cut down on other departments of the school in order to supply the sports need. They have one art teacher teaching nearly every art class except for Pottery and Jewlery and yet they have 3-4 gym teachers. Teachers ignore my child and make up random rules in order to make sure he doesn't get his way.. Yet they will make exceptions for other students they feel 'deserve' it. This school also overlooks racism. My entire family, having English as a second-language is often looked down upon at this school. My son tells the teachers about a racist comment a kid made and nothing was done about it. Bullying is common ground here also. This is really not a Highschool you should let your kid go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

We are very happy with the school and most of the teachers. Our child is in band and has learned so mush this year. Thanks to the great teachers and all of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I feel that there is minimal participation from teachers and counselors in this school. My son has been very happy there, however since he is not into sports I feel he gets looked over. To date, there has been no prep for college, no one on one counseling etc....Im concerned about the fact that military recruitment is so heavy, vs pushing the kids towards college. I also feel that parents should be aware of the military visits on the campus. My son has been pretty much on auto pilot since beginning high school there, and has to be aggressive in reaching out for help with classes. There is no academic counseling on an individual basis regarding college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Westmoore has had a great impact on my son. He has learned from his teachers and his coaches to be the best that he can be, and success comes with hard work. The teachers really seem to care about the students and to prepare them for their next step into college. The coaching staff expects alot out of their players, but it is much more than just athletics. They expect a certain level of responsibility out of the players when it comes to school, family, and community. I have also never seen a school with such parental involvement as I have Westmoore. Our boys get meals before games, snacks at practice, and much more. My husband and I have thought about moving, but will not do it until our son is out of highschool because of the level of committment the staff has towards their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2005

The Principals at Westmoore are very out of touch with the students, as are most of the teachers. You would be hard pressed to find one any of the four principles who could name 5 passing students. The students are seperated by cliques and there are very few exceptions of kids who belong to more than one group. A few groups are very violent and hostile towards one another and anyone who gets in the way. Oklahoma teachers are among the poorest paid in the country, and many of the good teachers have choosen to leave for more profitable states. If you can avoid sending your children to Moore Public Schools, definately choose another district or even better another state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2005

I don't agree with the discrimination views posted. Every situation that the staff faces is not the same despite popular belief of young students. Most teachers want to help the student succeed, but they can only teach as much as the student is willing to learn. The athletic programs have better funds and facilities then a lot of local colleges. The acamdemics and athletics are challenging, but is also possible to be successful as an individual. I just feel that my involvement in/with the school's staff, athletics, and student programs had a huge influence on who I am today. The school provides a great atmosphere for student developement both physically and mentally. So, I would say I had a overall great experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 4, 2005

i am an alumni of Westmoore Highschool. I agree with some of the previous reviews concerning the staff and most of the students being out of touch with real issues. any student expressing eccentricism or individuality (going against the grain) is looked down upon or ostracized. the faculty tend to look the other way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

The Principals at WHS are very discriminitory. What one students gets in trouble for another gets away with. The Coaching staff acts as though they taught the atheletes to be as good as they are and that the kids are playing in the major league. They tell parents whose children are not getting playing time that this is not community ball anymore. They don't coach. These kids come to them already coached and all they do is place them and sometimes very unfairly. Most of the teachers are good teachers. Some have been there too long. The school is so worried about making a minority mad that the majority suffers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

Westmoore faculty and students are clueless about the real world. A large majority are from well-off families and don't understand anyone who isn't like them. There are several good teachers, but the principals are discriminatory in rule enforcement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

I'm glad that I attend this school. Our Jaguar pride is known all around and I like it. Westmoore High School is clean and the food is wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


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

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

308 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

363 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

539 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

383 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

1335 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

401 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
85%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 54%
Hispanic 12% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 18%
Asian 9% 2%
Black 8% 10%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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12613 South Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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