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945 W 8th St

Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 472-4400

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 3,072

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Westwood High School

Gave them two stars just because there is a lot of school spirit. Teaching is lacking. Guidance and student leadership is lacking. Allowing groups of students to continually harass and ridicule other students is not acceptable at any level. If these children are our future, we are in trouble!

Posted by a parent on 12/16/14

This is the worse High School. The bullying is out of control and the staff that should do something about it just wants to ignore it!!!! Kids dress horribly and there is not a dress code that is enforced, no one needs to see butt cheeks in school!! The teachers seem oblivious to what students are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/14

Westwood High School is a diverse, endearing school in which students can full engage themselves in getting a proper education. It has many AP classes for honors students and is the only school in the entire state of Arizona to have the entire IB Programme for those truly wishing to extend their education. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/23/13

Dr. Richard just delivered what was probably the BEST high school graduation speech that I have ever heard in my years as a teacher. I know that there are a few entrenched "veteran" teachers on staff who did not care for him. In my opinion it is because, without really saying it, he called them out and ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/31/13

Hands down, without question, Dr. Richard is the BEST high school principal in our district. I have worked in this district for over 20 years. For the past 10 yrs I watched as our school became complacent with low expectations. Some of the veteran staff, long time staff were guardians of this culture. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/09/13

Our new Principal, Dr. RIchard, has has such a positive impact on the kids and teachers at our school with his leadership. I am speaking as an 18 year veteran teacher and I can say that he is the BEST, kids first, principal that I have ever worked with!

Posted by a teacher on 01/20/13

In my opinion, the leadership of new principal, Dr. Tim Richard is exactly what the school needed! He has inspired students to do better and he has been a motivating cheerleader for the kids and the community. It was too bad the the district tried to throw him under the bus when the media attack dogs ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/19/13

Dr. Richard is the best principal that we hace ever had! I have been at 3 of the Mesa high schools, and wish that I could have had a principal that was as passionate about school and success as Dr. Richard! If Mesa is listening, they need to get principals like him!

Posted by a student on 11/22/12

I am glad Dr, Richard is our new Principal, he is always around and available to the students . I am graduating this year and this year is much better than the past 3 because of the good changes he made.

Posted by a student on 11/08/12

My 5th child is now attending Westwood. We had him signed up to go at another school, then decided to give Westwood a try. He came home the first day of school the happiest kid on earth, and has been that way ever since. I have attended the open house each year and met the teachers. I am always astounded ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/10

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Test scores for Westwood High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Westwood High School
Mesa Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Mesa schools — Westwood High School is located at 945 W 8th St, Mesa AZ 85201. 945 W 8th St is in the 85201 ZIP code in Mesa, AZ The school district for Westwood High School is the Mesa Unified School District. Westwood High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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