Westhill High School

Summary:

Westhill High School is a public high school in Stamford, Connecticut, serving 2,265 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Stamford School District, which is ranked 122 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Westhill High School stands out for its higher percentage of Hispanic students (53.55%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 24.55% to 64.57% Hispanic. Academically, the school's performance on standardized tests is generally lower than state and district averages, with only 47.2% of 11th-graders proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 52.4%. The school also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 50.15% to 55.01% over the past three years, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. However, Westhill High School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12 to 15.9 students per teacher.

Compared to high-performing nearby schools like New Canaan High School and Darien High School, Westhill High School's academic performance is generally lower. The school's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, with Asian and African American students performing better than the overall school average, while Hispanic and Special Education students perform worse. Additionally, Westhill High School has experienced a gradual decline in its White student population, from 31.66% in 2020-2021 to 24.64% in 2022-2023, while the Hispanic student population has increased from 45.53% to 53.55% during the same period.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 125 Roxbury Rd.
       Stamford, CT  06902


(203) 977-4477

District: Stamford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,871 Help


Feeder schools for Westhill High School:

Elementary:    Davenport Ridge School
    Hart School
    K. T. Murphy School
    Newfield School
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Middle:    Cloonan School
    Rippowam Middle School
    Scofield Middle School
    Turn of River School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  2,265

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.6%
White:
24.6%
African American:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.2% Help


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Compare Details Westhill High School ranks worse than 55.9% of high schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Stamford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Westhill High School has the largest high school student body size in the Stamford School District. Student population at Westhill High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (53.6%), White (24.6%), African American (12.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westhill High School is 12. 1 high schools in the Stamford School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westhill High School is $16,871, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Stamford School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westhill High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westhill High School 80th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Westhill High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Stamford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford School District 122nd of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Westhill High School

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Rank History for all students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 38.44 135th 176 23.3%
2008 39.34 133rd 176 24.4%
2009 40.46 129th 176 26.7%
2010 36.58 143rd 186 23.1%
2011 35.11 147th 189 22.2%
2012 38.39 140th 188 25.5%
2013 45.69 138th 193 28.5%
2015 29.42 152nd 196 22.4%
2016 40.85 75th 132 43.2%
2017 35.15 83rd 140 40.7%
2018 40.21 78th 121 35.5%
2019 45.75 69th 121 43.0%
2021 43.64 109th 200 45.5%
2022 44.33 74th 139 46.8%
2023 37.45 80th 142 43.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.53 5th 11 54.5%
2022 11.79 10th 17 41.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.36 9th 14 35.7%
2021 27.93 129th 175 26.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.85 21st 37 43.2%
2021 30.36 111th 155 28.4%
2022 55.94 21st 63 66.7%
2023 28.87 48th 70 31.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.45 65th 79 17.7%
2019 42.14 61st 84 27.4%
2021 46.35 97th 189 48.7%
2022 30.42 70th 106 34.0%
2023 34.49 68th 103 34.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.60 39th 57 31.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.74 58th 78 25.6%
2019 28.89 68th 80 15.0%
2021 36.75 116th 182 36.3%
2022 43.91 60th 102 41.2%
2023 24.02 67th 100 33.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.94 21st 28 25.0%
2023 52.08 9th 15 40.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 55.39 22nd 58 62.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.57 62nd 104 40.4%
2022 68.01 9th 59 84.7%
2023 35.37 34th 63 46.0%
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Rank History for White students at Westhill High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.43 35th 105 66.7%
2019 56.54 55th 113 51.3%
2021 64.36 52nd 155 66.5%
2022 50.41 60th 117 48.7%
2023 40.94 71st 116 38.8%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Open Quote Avoid sending your child here at all costs. You will need to spend extra on tutoring to ensure your child is college-ready, particularly in STEM.

Student body is becoming more unruly each year, with a full-on riot last year that required 9 cop cars to break up.

Bullying is rampant. The administration would rather keep the status quo than make any meaningful change or create a quality learning environment.

There are some good teachers but the curriculum is all over the place and not consistent from grade to grade. Our child graduated this year and he couldn't wait to leave. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westhill High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 806 475 41 116 0 n/a n/a 0 1438
1989 750 522 34 138 0 n/a n/a 0 1444
1990 680 533 38 109 n/a n/a n/a 0 1360
1991 679 515 31 118 1 n/a n/a 0 1344
1992 697 517 38 143 1 n/a n/a 0 1396
1993 693 538 52 164 0 n/a n/a 0 1447
1994 704 590 57 196 0 n/a n/a 0 1547
1995 594 676 54 201 0 n/a n/a 0 1525
1996 594 676 54 201 0 n/a n/a 0 1525
1997 561 667 71 248 0 n/a n/a 0 1547
1998 586 726 80 278 0 n/a n/a 0 1670
1999 606 657 74 277 0 n/a n/a 0 1614
2000 663 642 81 322 2 n/a n/a 0 1710
2001 774 677 87 395 0 n/a n/a 0 1933
2002 863 644 79 492 0 n/a n/a 0 2078
2003 863 644 79 492 0 n/a n/a 0 2078
2004 886 535 80 516 1 n/a n/a 0 2018
2005 921 530 82 569 0 n/a n/a 0 2102
2006 755 432 70 484 0 n/a n/a 0 1741
2007 966 526 99 720 1 n/a n/a 0 2312
2008 963 534 115 713 0 n/a n/a 0 2325
2009 934 552 112 741 0 n/a n/a 0 2339
2010 895 504 122 759 1 n/a n/a 0 2281
2011 861 500 132 810 0 0 7 0 2310
2012 856 460 143 813 0 0 5 0 2277
2013 775 424 142 786 0 0 3 0 2130
2014 777 395 159 813 1 0 2 0 2147
2015 748 368 160 805 2 0 5 0 2088
2016 741 347 147 849 3 0 9 0 2096
2017 732 365 148 872 2 0 19 0 2138
2018 700 333 130 865 1 1 31 0 2061
2019 798 324 134 825 5 1 40 0 2127
2020 753 327 131 967 4 2 52 0 2236
2021 708 308 146 1018 3 2 51 0 2236
2022 673 309 152 1092 4 1 54 0 2285
2023 558 278 159 1213 2 0 51 4 2265

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 Westhill High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1438 127.0 11.3 n/a
1989 1444 126.0 11.4 n/a
1990 1360 121.0 11.2 n/a
1991 1344 118.0 11.3 n/a
1992 1396 118.2 11.8 9
1993 1447 119.3 12.1 1.3
1994 1547 116.4 13.3 16
1995 1525 103.9 14.7 11.5
1996 1525 103.9 14.7 11.5
1997 1547 108.3 14.3 12.6
1998 1670 108.7 15.4 10.4
1999 1614 106.1 15.2 7.3
2000 1710 123.1 13.9 0
2001 1933 134.1 14.4 n/a
2002 2078 130.2 16.0 16.8
2003 2078 130.2 16.0 16.8
2004 2018 136.5 14.8 28.6
2005 2102 124.5 16.9 n/a
2006 1741 133.6 13.0 50.9
2007 2312 131.6 17.6 34.1
2008 2325 145.6 16.0 37.8
2009 2339 175.7 14.4 40.7
2010 2281 153.5 14.8 37.2
2011 2310 147.5 15.6 47.2
2012 2277 148.5 15.3 47.7
2013 2130 146.2 14.5 48.2
2014 2147 144.2 14.8 41.6
2015 2088 148.0 14.1 48.7
2016 2096 145.0 14.4 48.5
2017 2138 148.2 14.4 49.3
2018 2061 160.3 12.8 48.6
2019 2127 148.1 14.3 54.9
2020 2236 150.6 14.8 55.6
2021 2236 155.2 14.4 55
2022 2285 143.1 15.9 52.4
2023 2265 188.3 12.0 50.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Westhill High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1438 127.0 11.3 n/a
1989 1444 126.0 11.4 n/a
1990 1360 121.0 11.2 n/a
1991 1344 118.0 11.3 n/a
1992 1396 118.2 11.8 9
1993 1447 119.3 12.1 1.3
1994 1547 116.4 13.3 16
1995 1525 103.9 14.7 11.5
1996 1525 103.9 14.7 11.5
1997 1547 108.3 14.3 12.6
1998 1670 108.7 15.4 10.4
1999 1614 106.1 15.2 7.3
2000 1710 123.1 13.9 0
2001 1933 134.1 14.4 n/a
2002 2078 130.2 16.0 16.8
2003 2078 130.2 16.0 16.8
2004 2018 136.5 14.8 28.6
2005 2102 124.5 16.9 n/a
2006 1741 133.6 13.0 50.9
2007 2312 131.6 17.6 34.1
2008 2325 145.6 16.0 37.8
2009 2339 175.7 14.4 40.7
2010 2281 153.5 14.8 37.2
2011 2310 147.5 15.6 47.2
2012 2277 148.5 15.3 47.7
2013 2130 146.2 14.5 48.2
2014 2147 144.2 14.8 41.6
2015 2088 148.0 14.1 48.7
2016 2096 145.0 14.4 48.5
2017 2138 148.2 14.4 49.3
2018 2061 160.3 12.8 48.6
2019 2127 148.1 14.3 54.9
2020 2236 150.6 14.8 55.6
2021 2236 155.2 14.4 55
2022 2285 143.1 15.9 52.4
2023 2265 188.3 12.0 50.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Westhill High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,295
2019 $17,177
2020 $15,941
2021 $16,871

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westhill High School

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 69th of 121 High schoolsRanks 80th of 142 High schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Westhill High School)53.347.2
 6.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)55.346.9
 8.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Westhill High School)37.428.1
 9.3%
   11th Grade Math (Stamford School District)37.729.2
 8.5%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21272265
 6.5%
African American324278
 14.2%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian134159
 18.7%
Hispanic8251213
 47%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White798558
 30.1%
Two or More Races4051
 27.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.9%50.2%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westhill High School

Westhill High School ranks 80th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Westhill High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Davenport Ridge School
Elementary : Hart School
Elementary : K. T. Murphy School
Elementary : Newfield School
Elementary : Northeast School
Elementary : Rogers International School
Elementary : Roxbury School
Elementary : Stillmeadow School
Elementary : Toquam Magnet School
Elementary : Westover School
Middle : Cloonan School
Middle : Rippowam Middle School
Middle : Scofield Middle School
Middle : Turn of River School

Students at Westhill High School are 54% Hispanic, 25% White, 12% African American, 7% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,265 students attended Westhill High School.


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