Westside High School

Claimed
5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
41
Grades
9-12
Students
2,748
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English
72%
State avg: 63%
English 2
69%
State avg: 66%
Biology I
93%
State avg: 91%
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8/10
College readiness
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A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
94%
State avg: 89%
Average SAT score
1359
State avg: 1394
Average ACT score
22
State avg: 21
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
37%
Black
32%
White
22%
Asian
6%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
82%
State avg: 86%
% of full time teachers who are certified
96%
State avg: 98%
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Neighborhood
14201 Briar Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77077
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Last modified: May 4, 2017
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