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16713 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77090

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February 08, 2014
this school is bad. but fun. its really not the school its the kids.yupp its alright. try it

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2014
my school is not perect. But life isnt perfect. Be you. and life should be well here. Stay confident

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2014
my school is fun. them kids bad. but my grades good. its actually good. try it. yeah.

- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2013
Westfield High School is a great school, I have a 10 grader that went there for 2 years and has been passing with a's and 'b's in all her classes both years . The teachers are amazing, its just that the parents are not involved or not caring, therefore the students don't care because, they know that there parents wont do anything about it. This is a great school for involved parents

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
2nd week I am so appalled that my grandson was roughed up by simply waving at another student say bye and see you later. The SISD police roughed him up interrogated him and almost made him miss his bus and asked what set was he in? He didn't even know what they meant. I heard awful stories and now this. It's a shame to accuse a child of being in a gang. My grandson doesn't want to go back.

- submitted by a community member
July 11, 2012
My son attended Westfield this year, 9th grade. I believe that the proof is in the pudding. We stayed on my son about applying himself and keeping his circle of friends small, if any. We helped him with his homework and made sure he had everything he needed. We also checked his grades online weekly. My son passed the STARR with flying colors, exceeding average. There was one teacher who was stressed, but we just moved him and he went from failing that class to passing with the new teacher...even the final exam... passed.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
I currently have three children attending Westfield High School. I want to believe in Westfield and the public school system in general. Westfield has had a very hard few years. Katrina resulted in several years of descending academic achievement and over burdened staff. Overburdened staff result in less enthusiastic and less successful classrooms. I see slow progress in the school, but still progress none the less. I believe there is a core of good educators "running uphill" to make a difference. I want the school and community to understand that pulling together we can turn the achievement curve of our future. We must put education first, education first, education first. Education is knowledge, Knowledge is power. Power is success, Success is a positive future for parenthood and careers. This starts a new cycle....Put education first....If you want the best for your kids and your community., good communities have better values to bring people with better values....a better cycle...Everyone of us make a difference, positive or negative....everyday. Which difference do you make? I think the staff of Westfield has more positive days than negative. You can help

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
I am a parent of a Westfield freshman and the issue I have is not with the administration but the parents. Parents are not as involved in their kids education like they used to be. I have been up to the school and hear a parent get upset with the front office because the school was asking the mom to come up there and bring an extra set up clothes for her daughter to change into, dressing inappropriately or in club gear is not for school, they are there for an education not a fashion show. Parents need not to blame the teachers nor administration because it starts at home. I don't feel that its all the responsibility of the teachers, that also starts at home. The teachers are there to educate not babysit. Maybe if the parents would pay more attention to whats going on with their children then there wouldn't be that big of an issue. Secondly, the district should start fining those parents whose kids are not in attendance like they should be and maybe that will be an eye opener as well. I am in contact with all of my kids teachers, I make it my business to be involved. Education doesn't end at school because it starts at home.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
I am a staff member in Spring and a parent as well. I have my concerns about Westfield but I am confident that I would have the same concerns regardless of what school my children attend. I am a firm believer that people help those who help themselves. If a student wants to be successful at Westfield they have every opportunity to do so and I believe there are teachers who are still in the business of educating students who want to learn. It's a fact that the older the kids get the less involved the parents are. Teachers and administrators can not take on the task of educating and raising students alone. Parents must be actively involved in the process. Students should know the expectations of school even before they arrive because parents should have placed those expectations on the student. We all need to work together as a community to ensure the success of each student. Westfield is not a perfect school but it has a lot to offer if a student wants to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2010
Even though I don't always feel safe, some of the administration is terrible, and some teachers are nut cases...I love it. The AP classes are fantastic, and every endeavor you wish to pursue will be supported by someone. You make your own education at Westfield, and if you chose to work hard the teachers will support you whole-heartedly. This student population is spirt-filled, and the Band Program is awesome. The school teaches you good life lessons, and doesn't confine you in a disillusioned bubble.

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2010
Somebody call this school here 'jungle' it's true. I'm tired seeing the boys with this ugly pants every single day, they can't barely hold their pants. The girls coming to this school just with a little bag, cell.phone, ipods, I'm just wondering what are they doing there without books, or notebooks. Look like they are going shopping. But make-up and short skirts look like so cheap and they think they look perfect. Bad education, low grades, sending e-mails to the teachers about the grades or something no response, Principal I never met, one day had a question send him e-mail until today any answer. My daughter is in that school since Feb.21, 2010 I'm so sorry about her, she is not happy in this building. Not even she is enjoying the Art class, because they don't do not much. PE is other story, he is doing anything.

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October 25, 2009
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July 23, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating June 01, 2009
From the a students perspective, much of what has been said of westfield on this site is true. Westfield can be either good or bad, but so can many things. Westfield is a school that offers a great variety of extracurriculars and AP/Honors courses. These courses help students who take them quickly outrank their non-AP/Honor counteparts- even if its only one class. So if you want your child to go to a relatively ok school and get a good ranking for college without them doing much work (students work hard, but I've seen others work even harder) then westfield is what youre looking for. Also, the school does have a racial majority, but the minorities standout and create the appearence of diversity which is nice.

- submitted by a student
February 17, 2009
I believe that Westfield can be either good or bad depending on which type of people are observed. To me, our AP, and Honor students are amazing with much talent that has been discoved quicker than most kids. They are both intelligent as well as socially accepted, unlike how sterotypes make us seem. Our extracuricular activity programs are also amazing. They all strive to be their best, may it be the sports teams, the drama club, choir and even the band. I can recall the band being Grand National Champions in 2003. On the other hand, the bad side of Westfield over takes the good kids that attend Westfield. Which evidently will lead to our bad review... ):

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November 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 12, 2008
This is one of the best school I personaly attended

- submitted by a student
no rating September 12, 2008
I have a son who is attending Westfield this year,.With him coming from another State where the School system was a disgrace,.I've found Westfield to be a charming and helpful School,.Like one parent mentioned in a previous post,.The Teacher's are there to Teach,.They are not caretakers or babysitters,.As students prepare for the next step in life,.We as parents must prepare our children with self discipline and respect for their fellow teachers and classmates at home,.We can't as parents expect our teachers to become miracle workers for us,.Overall me being a single male parent am impressed with the counselor's and staff there,.Mrs.Baker for one has been very helpful to my son and I,.She has offered and planned good strong advice for his future,.Now on the other hand I do feel that the personal within the Registars office could use some sort of humanity training,.But that's only a small portion of the puzzle,.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 31, 2008
Parents need to get involved, I have noticed a decline in involvement. Westfield is the real world. My children that graduated got an excellent education and have prospered I now have a senior, she is also doing very well and yes I am very involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
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July 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2008
I attended westfield for 4 years and just recently graduated and my sister graduated in 2004, my little brother is also a freshman right now. I really disliked the school because not once did i ever feel safe at that school and also because the teachers (except a handful) could really care less if you passed/failed, they only really worried about trying to keep the class 'under control'. And it doesnt stop there, the staff at the administration building is worthless especially when any type of saftey issue arise. My suggestion is do not send anyone to this school its worth the money to move or send your child to a private school

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2008
I have a son who is a senior at WHS, based on his 3 years at this school our 7th grade daughter will not attend WHS. We have put our home up for sale to move out of thei district so she does not have to attend this jungle. Since they have replace the old princlple at the school some things have changed but overall it needs a lot of work. I think teachers are constrainted by many factors from being able to teach and the most important thing is there is no parent involvement in thei school. The only time you see a parent is at a football game or basketball game. They turn out in droves to participate in these events but when it comes to the education of their kids they are AOL. No way does this school get better until the parents get involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
WHS is on the right path. Parents need to be more involved. There are great, caring teachers at this school. I tell my kids that their job is to learn and do their best at school. There wouldn't be as many gang and discipline problems if parents would know what their own kids are doing and have responsibility for them.

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February 26, 2008
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February 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 17, 2008
This school proves to students like me, that no matter what age you are, no one gives a care. Teachers, police officers, and other 'respected' officials don't give a care. Honestly, this school cares more about taking a child's CD/MP3 Player rather than the safety of their own students. On level does not receive that many benefits, you get grades if you show up, as to Honors, you receive criticism/ridicule if you are unaware of certain subjects. Most of the staff aren't helpful either, I can honestly say they'd rather be with their family at home, or doing something better. A large portion of students are in gangs, promote drug usage, who in their right mind would like to come to this school? It isn't safe, mainly biased.

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February 17, 2008
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January 10, 2008
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October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2007
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September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 02, 2007
I have a foster daughter that attends Westfield. I have to say that I am disappointed in the quality of education she recieves. I think it has a lot to do with discipline.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
As a parent of a 05 grad and a current junior who came from a small private christian school, this has been a great real world experience. Both of them have exceeded my expectations. It has been wonderful. The teachers are well prepared and caring. Band program is great.

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July 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 04, 2007
I am a student at WHSNGC. The academics could be better, especially if most teachers actually cared. I think out of all my classes, only two or three of them were good. The only good things about WHS is the Band, and the Football team. The closer it gets to the end of the school year, the more violent they get.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2007
I am a teacher at Westfield, but there is no category for that on this website. I wanted to share my opinion: a school is only as good as its leader. The principal is the head of the school...she or he sets the tone, mood, attitude, and overall faculty 'spirit' each school year. How I teach doesn't change according to the principal, but how we all work together to achieve an overall positive learning environment does change according to the principal. I think that is what makes the difference in the hallways, cafeteria, and other common areas where fights take place. We have to work together and the kids have to feel we are all for one and one for all...not everyone for themselves. If they are not careful, soon even the teachers who love to teach (like me) will soon leave. I love WHS.

- submitted by a teacher
February 01, 2007
I have a 2004 graduate and a future 2008 graduate coming out of Westfield. The school is there for a purpose, that is to teach..not to babysit students whose parents on not on the ball monitoring their children. Teachers can only be as good as allowed when they don't have to policing the students. I've never had problems there, have always been able to receive immediate assistance with any situation big or small and I definitely keep up with my current child's progress because I call and I registered to receive the info online. I email the teachers and they respond immediately.I definitely believe there should be more control in keeping students in the classroom but again that goes back to the parents - know what your child is doing.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
I am a student at Westfield and I feel safe everyday.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2006
There is nothing wrong with Westfield High School it just depends on the crownd your child hangs out with. There is alot of diffrent extra curriculr activites the we can do. The principals are doing all they can. Now and days the there are teachers in the hallways everyclass period and I know I am safe.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2006
I am currently trying to do everything possible to get my son out of Westfield. This school has been on a landslide decline over the past few years. There are several different gangs at the school and the faculty seems to be afraid of them. There is no discipline and the traffic in the hallways during classes is comparable to a busy mall and is full of students skipping classes. The principal's office must have a revolving door since they can't seem to keep one there. Would not recommend this school to anyone who has any concern for their child's safety. What has happened to the faculty/parents running the schools rather than the gangs?

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July 21, 2006
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May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2006
There is no leadership or feed back to parents/ whenever I try to speak with someone about my child it takes forever if and when I do.

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May 15, 2006
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March 28, 2006
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January 30, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
January 10, 2006
I have a daughter and niece that goes to Westfield and I like the fact that I can log on and see their progress, and if I have any questions, I can email the counselor, teacher, or principal, and get a reply the same day. Their is a lot to keep the students involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2005
Westield High School is a great school with many programs for students to involve themselves in. It is a majority minority school, but the district has maintained it abd provides all students equal access to technology and programs. The surrounding community of Westfield has undergone many changes over the last several years, as a result the school must constantly keep up with change. The administration and faculty of Westfield work tirelessly to ensure student needs are met.

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September 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
Over all its a good school, nothing too fancy but your child(ren) will have fun, it just depends if you like a varity of people.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
My child atteded the 9th Grade Center at Westfield HS last year. I could not be happier with his experience. The teachers there were very consistant in their helping the students follow all the campus rules. They seemed to be not only supportive of the students but worked very well as a team. My son learned a great deal not only what was in the books but a lot about how to be a good productive citizen. I hope the center stays. It is a great assest to the district.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2005
I feel that Westfield High School strives to do the very best for students. Given the fact that they are over populated and students often come and go as they do, it is quite amazing how sucessful thye are.

- submitted by a administrator
July 26, 2005
Westfield is a good school, with a great football, basketball, volleyball, and band programs.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2005
Academics good if in advanced classes. Mediocre otherwise. Band program superior. Parent involvement mediocre unless in band, then high.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
Large classes with many trouble makers. High level drug use(even during school hours in school). Students will pass if they show up to class. Usually teachers hand out free grades in on level classes. Students here have no future.

- submitted by a former student
November 08, 2004
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April 19, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
March 11, 2004
I got my degree and then I graduated at Westfield. They helped me and my baby. Westfield has very good day care for student's babys and it is free. And the food is good to. The teachers are very good and do the best they can about crime. I would recommend to go to Westfield to all my friends.

- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2004
Westfield High School is great! The parent involvement is great, the extracurricular activities are all award winning, and this school is very diversed and has dedicated teachers who want to teach your child everything they need to know! So if you are thinking about moving out here to the Spring Independent School District and sending your child to Westfield, than I highly recommend it! This school is truly a place to learn and to achieve your childs goals whatever they may be.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2004
Westfield High School is a great school! I know that becausse I attentd Westfield High School. The principals and teachers are awesome!

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2004
Westfield is mostly African American & Hispanic. There is extreme racial bias against white students with regards to grades, conduct, behavior and dicsipline. The teaching staff is scared senseless to take any appropriate disciplinary action towards African American or Hispanic students while committing an 'over-kill' response to inappropriate behavior by whites. The teaching staff is in great fear to fail any African American and/or Hispanics because they fear for their safety. They also fear being accused of racism by their parents. On the other hand, the staff at Westfield will downgrade or fail a white student, completely void of any professional contemplation. Drugs and gangs flurish at Westfield. Most families who love their childeren will typically send their oldest child here, but not the younger siblings. They've learned their lesson. They move. Westfield is on the fast-track to becomming another urban high school sewer... if it's not one already. No matter what your skin color is, don't send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2003
This school is GREAT! I had considered sending my son to a prep school in the east coast; (Groton, Andover, Hothckiss) but because of the dedicated teachers, administrators and strong band program, he is at Westfield. Best decision I ever made! Go Stangs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2003
My child has never had to write a research paper and rarely has homework. Her teachers do not provide email addresses. Principal does not return phone calls. Anyone can walk into the school and walk around with out been questioned. Safety is a concern. For extracurricular activities, only the very best are chosen. Makes the school look good.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
No control of violence. Only reaction to violence. Principals use the school as a springboard for a higher paying job. Certain teachers should not have been hired for senior classes, although a few are great.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Westfield High School
16713 Ella Boulevard, Houston, TX  77090
(281) 891-7132
Last modified Westfield High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westfield High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top