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Westbury High School

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Posted October 25, 2011

Have yet to hear from someone about bus route, bad first day impression did not want daughter here had no choice hope to change that soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Westbury High has a new principal who started in August 2010. School is near Willow Waterhole Nature Area and has started two Environmental Science courses for 2010-11 with intent to use proximity to Willow Waterhole as a unique asset for WHS.


Posted August 17, 2009

this is a great school, people are too stuck on the bad press, that a few bad students gave us, and tend to assume its a bad school all in all, it has a great medical, media, and fine arts programs, and lots of great AP courses. great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2009

This school is the best i graduate last year and it was my best 4 years of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

I am currently a graduating senior at this school and i believe that these accusations only apply for the majority and greatly overshadows the minority. What these critics are forgetting is that there is a great Advanced Placement program with teachers that take the time to actually teach the students. It is up to the students to decide whether or not that they would want the education provided for them. I am getting so sick and tired of westbury being associated as 'ghetto,' because people only judge this school through first impressions. So for the future, actually take the time to go inside the school, look at all the classes, then make your judgement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

The school has a very poor enviroment including teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2006

I attended Westbury and am a fairly recent graduate. The education there is sub-par at best. The staff does a poor job showing that they 'care.' Some teachers are bright spots, but most of the staff is barely adequate, and the administration is horrific. I've never witnessed a school in such constant disarray. I was less prepared for college than any of my friends that attended other schools. The education there is a joke, literally. I had a lower GPA than most of my friends from other schools, but had a higher class rank. In short, Westbury is terrible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

Westbury High School's entire campus is divided into small learning commuities. The school has good leadership. The Auto Tech and Fine Arts Departments are clearly outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Parental involment is lacking greatly, a great deal of voilence, administracion simply does not care they do not enforce rules provided by the state, students can get away with anything teachers are not regared when it comes to teaching meathods they are force to fallow TAKS obgectives by the word wich simply do not work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

The academic standards are the same as most of the public schools in houston except for non-parental participation and that is due mainly to lack of communication from the school. The only time we hear from them is when they want money. We are expected to just send money anytime they ask for it and not give any feedback at all. There are a handfull of people that are a part of the old status quo and they like keeping things just the way they have always been. If you don't have money then your child is left out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

This school is not a very good one, in that the teachers are not providing a solid education to the students. The dress code is absolutely terrible, and it seems the students there overpower the teachers. My stepson attended there and we had him removed, because he was not learning anything to help him in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

I have 1 child attending Westbury H.S. She transfered from Westside and she loves Westbury. This school has made a 180 degree turn around in the past year. The new principal and the new facility has really improved morale and given the students a sense of pride. The lack of parental involvement is a major issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

I think that Westbury has come along way from a few years ago. The new principal has really improved westbury since he got there. I have one child who is in the 10th grade she has really been improving in her school work. Alot of the violence that was in the school has faded away. In a year or two Westbury will be turned a whole difffernt direction and back on a right track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

I just graduated from Westbury and I believe that the school has changed from the previous principal's rules. It has changed for the better although there are some improvements that Westbury has to undergo before becoming a top school. I believe that the limited amount of good teachers is a problem to the learning capablity that there is available. I also believe that the student body has to do something to change the rep that Westbury still carries but overall the amoptosphere is fun and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Westbury High School is improving with the new principal, he is doing a great job and he should be recognized. Before, the school was an adverse school but now it is improving and going for the best. Westbury has a good staff that are putting their 110% in helping the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

Well, All I can say is if you want your children to be exposed to bad elements Drugs,dangerous students carying weapons,etc Then this is the perfect school for them. Over crowding is just the begining. I will say that there are a few dedicated teachers that deserve credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2003

Westbury has received a bad rap for the last couple of years. With 3 children enrolled in Westbury, I find it to be a very good school. The new principal has gone a long way to improving the morale of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 89% in 2011.

522 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

518 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

423 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

423 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

418 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American90%
Asian81%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asian75%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education19%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asian81%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian94%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

605 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black or African American51%
Asian45%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education38%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students86%
Female80%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asian55%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education48%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American74%
Asian69%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education39%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Black or African American51%
Asian15%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education18%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Black or African American25%
Asian9%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education8%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African American61%
Asian13%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education25%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
Black or African American25%
Asian13%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education14%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American72%
Asian71%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education48%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Black or African American48%
Asian42%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education35%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
Black or African American49%
Asian44%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education31%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 50%
Black 43% 13%
Asian 6% 3%
White 3% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Andrew Wainwright
Fax number
  • (713) 726-2165

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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