West Hills High

Public 9-12

 8756 Mast Blvd.
       Santee, CA  92071-2046


(619) 956-0400

District: Grossmont Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
302nd of 1,290 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,325 Help

Feeder schools for West Hills High:

Elementary:    Carlton Hills Elementary
    Carlton Oaks Elementary
    Chet F. Harritt Elementary
    Fletcher Hills Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  25.4
Number of students:  1,660

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.0%
Hispanic:
28.1%
Asian:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details West Hills High ranks better than 76.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 11 ranked high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (56%), Hispanic (28.1%), Asian (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Grossmont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Hills High is 25.4. 11 high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Hills High is $10,325. 9 high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West Hills High:

SchoolDigger ranks West Hills High 302nd of 1290 California public high schools. (See West Hills High in the ranking list.)

Grossmont Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Grossmont Union High 247th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Hills High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.72 411th 1653 75.1%
2005 59.45 420th 1901 77.9%
2006 58.79 487th 1968 75.3%
2007 59.84 460th 2063 77.7%
2008 56.78 526th 2117 75.2%
2009 61.64 424th 2238 81.1%
2010 62.38 461st 2281 79.8%
2011 64.09 419th 2367 82.3%
2012 65.27 411th 2354 82.5%
2013 67.98 343rd 2426 85.9%
2015 78.63 387th 1994 80.6%
2016 84.47 296th 2039 85.5%
2017 89.00 222nd 2021 89.0%
2018 88.78 234th 2017 88.4%
2019 75.47 445th 2133 79.1%
2021 74.60 302nd 1290 76.6%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Open Quote West Hills has a beautiful campus, however its physical allure is not indicative of the harsh treatment that many students of color may experience while attending this school. My children have been attending West Hill since 2013. I am a former member of the United States Navy and I lived in military housing near campus. For years my children have endured so many racial issues with students as well as with some teachers. I don't recommend allowing children that are not white to attend this school (specifically African American students) check with the district office if you find yourself stationed in the San Diego area and residing in Santee military housing -to locate other local schools that are more diverse (both student body and administration). Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Hills High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 262 1 13 21 4 n/a n/a 0 301
1989 500 6 25 60 16 n/a n/a 0 607
1990 714 8 44 90 24 n/a n/a 0 880
1991 910 12 64 132 32 n/a n/a 0 1150
1992 976 11 62 119 18 n/a n/a 0 1186
1993 1047 8 51 111 14 n/a n/a 0 1231
1994 1095 7 53 142 13 n/a n/a 0 1310
1995 1644 14 67 169 19 n/a n/a 0 1913
1996 1644 14 67 169 19 n/a n/a 0 1913
1997 1792 26 64 180 24 n/a n/a 0 2086
1998 1824 28 98 272 87 n/a n/a 0 2309
1999 1878 39 90 253 63 n/a n/a 0 2323
2000 1840 36 99 239 49 n/a n/a 109 2372
2001 1871 33 98 231 58 n/a n/a 72 2363
2002 1728 29 127 256 71 n/a n/a 37 2248
2003 1728 29 127 256 71 n/a n/a 37 2248
2004 1793 32 131 275 49 n/a n/a 1 2281
2005 1676 38 86 259 52 n/a n/a 211 2322
2006 1693 39 100 279 37 n/a n/a 149 2297
2007 1635 39 104 280 31 n/a n/a 123 2212
2008 1672 45 113 304 21 n/a n/a 0 2155
2009 1591 40 67 273 19 20 223 0 2233
2010 1599 59 77 324 19 30 53 0 2161
2011 1432 35 45 335 11 12 177 0 2047
2012 1305 25 52 361 11 14 188 0 1956
2013 1283 23 47 415 9 12 219 0 2008
2014 1244 22 49 419 5 10 218 0 1967
2015 1207 21 59 446 7 13 205 0 1958
2016 1170 21 61 486 8 9 187 0 1942
2017 1089 21 58 476 9 7 166 0 1826
2018 995 25 57 474 6 9 157 0 1723
2019 1001 32 72 481 8 6 130 0 1730
2020 981 41 84 457 20 4 97 0 1684
2021 930 37 101 467 21 10 94 0 1660

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 301 14.5 20.7 n/a
1989 607 24.2 25.0 n/a
1990 880 39.4 22.3 n/a
1991 1150 46.0 25.0 n/a
1992 1186 46.7 25.3 6.5
1993 1231 45.6 27.0 7.4
1994 1310 49.2 26.6 6.3
1995 1913 73.9 25.9 12.8
1996 1913 73.9 25.9 12.8
1997 2086 78.1 26.7 13.7
1998 2309 83.4 27.7 11.5
1999 2323 77.8 29.9 10.9
2000 2372 87.6 27.1 8.7
2001 2363 86.8 27.2 9
2002 2248 90.0 25.0 7.1
2003 2248 90.0 25.0 7.1
2004 2281 114.1 20.0 8.7
2005 2322 98.0 23.7 10.3
2006 2297 95.0 24.2 9.5
2007 2212 91.1 24.3 11.9
2008 2155 98.5 21.9 17.1
2009 2233 95.9 21.5 18
2010 2161 77.2 27.9 17.1
2011 2047 n/a n/a 9.7
2012 1956 76.7 25.4 n/a
2013 2008 73.2 27.4 24.5
2014 1967 69.8 28.1 34
2015 1958 73.0 26.8 31.2
2016 1942 71.0 27.3 45.8
2017 1826 70.2 26.0 32.3
2018 1723 62.2 27.6 31.2
2019 1730 63.5 27.2 39.9
2020 1684 n/a n/a 34.1
2021 1660 65.1 25.4 36.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio West Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 301 14.5 20.7 n/a
1989 607 24.2 25.0 n/a
1990 880 39.4 22.3 n/a
1991 1150 46.0 25.0 n/a
1992 1186 46.7 25.3 6.5
1993 1231 45.6 27.0 7.4
1994 1310 49.2 26.6 6.3
1995 1913 73.9 25.9 12.8
1996 1913 73.9 25.9 12.8
1997 2086 78.1 26.7 13.7
1998 2309 83.4 27.7 11.5
1999 2323 77.8 29.9 10.9
2000 2372 87.6 27.1 8.7
2001 2363 86.8 27.2 9
2002 2248 90.0 25.0 7.1
2003 2248 90.0 25.0 7.1
2004 2281 114.1 20.0 8.7
2005 2322 98.0 23.7 10.3
2006 2297 95.0 24.2 9.5
2007 2212 91.1 24.3 11.9
2008 2155 98.5 21.9 17.1
2009 2233 95.9 21.5 18
2010 2161 77.2 27.9 17.1
2011 2047 n/a n/a 9.7
2012 1956 76.7 25.4 n/a
2013 2008 73.2 27.4 24.5
2014 1967 69.8 28.1 34
2015 1958 73.0 26.8 31.2
2016 1942 71.0 27.3 45.8
2017 1826 70.2 26.0 32.3
2018 1723 62.2 27.6 31.2
2019 1730 63.5 27.2 39.9
2020 1684 n/a n/a 34.1
2021 1660 65.1 25.4 36.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for West Hills High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,325

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on West Hills High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 445th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 302nd of 1290 High schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Hills High)61.268.1
 6.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grossmont Union High)56.160.3
 4.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
11th Grade Mathematics (West Hills High)42.938.6
 4.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Grossmont Union High)32.730.7
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.234.4
 2.1%
12th Grade Science (West Hills High)30.537
 6.4%
   12th Grade Science (Grossmont Union High)22.324.3
 2.1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.627.5
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students17301660
 4%
African American3237
 15.6%
American Indian821
 162.5%
Asian72101
 40.3%
Hispanic481467
 2.9%
Pacific Islander610
 66.7%
Two or More Races13094
 27.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.9%36.3%
 3.6%




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