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Westhill School Profile

 

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2021-22 School Profile

Westhill High School

Administration

  • Mr. Michael Rinaldi, Principal
  • Mr. Robert Ayala, Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Claudia Obas-LeGare, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Peter Rinaldi, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. PJ Wax, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Richard Cerone, Athletic Director
  • Mr.Juan Pazmino, Dean of Students

 

School Counselors

  • Ms. Paola Ochoa (DH)
  • Ms. Mindy Midy
  • Mr. Joseph Andrews
  • Mr. Spiro Milas
  • Ms. Ashley Katz
  • Mrs. Christine Mitchell
  • Mrs. Melissa Dunsmore
  • Ms. Kathryn Devine
  • Mr. Aland Joseph
  • Mr. Thomas Stepkoski
  • Mr. Mark Marchesani
  • Ms. Tye Bell

SCHOOL

Westhill High School (WHS) is a comprehensive public high school serving 2304 students in grades 9-12, 532 seniors, and over 150 teachers. WHS is accredited most recently in 2017 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. WHS has approximate per-pupil spending of $18,756. WHS offers an optional senior internship during the fourth quarter of the senior year. The school offers 29 athletic programs in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) and approximately 50 student clubs.

74%

Minority Population

49%

Free/Reduced Lunch

68

Languages Spoken

18%

ELL Population

12%

Special Education

 

COMMUNITY

Stamford is located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut and is the second-largest city in the state with 129,113 residents. It is located approximately 35 miles from New York City and is a business and corporate center. There are two comprehensive public high schools, one magnet high school, one tech high school, one private high school.

CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS

Westhill High School Core Values

  • Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our school encourages students to think creatively, work collaboratively, reason critically, and communicate effectively in order to be prepared for higher education and success in the 21st century.

Expectations & Beliefs about Student Learning:

  • All students have opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.
  • All students have opportunities to be creative.
  • All students have opportunities to engage in collaborative work. All students have opportunities to engage in critical thinking. All students have opportunities to engage in communication.

POST-SECONDARY PLANNING CLASS OF 2021

57.6%

Four-Year Colleges

2.9%

Two-Year Colleges

1.5%

Vocational/Post Grad

2.3%

Military

1.1%

Employment

4%

Gap Year

12.6%

Undecided

 

2021 TESTING SUMMARY

SAT SCORES for Class of 2021

Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

Mean: 573

Math

Mean: 548

Total Scores over 1000

36%

Total Scores over 1200

26%

Total Scores over 1400

10%

 

National Recognition

National Hispanic Recognition:

7 Students

National African American Recognition:

3 Students

National Merit Scholarship: 9 Commended Students

 

AP TESTING

455 Students Tested

970 AP Examinations

65% Students Earned a 3 or Above

87 Seniors Recognized as AP Scholars

 

GRADING SYSTEM

Letter Grade

Number Value

Grade Point

Honors

AP/ECE

A

93-100

4.0

4.05

4.07

A-

90-92

3.75

3.8

3.82

B+

87-89

3.5

3.55

3.57

B

83-86

3.0

3.05

3.07

B-

80-82

2.75

2.8

2.82

C+

77-79

2.5

2.55

2.57

C

73-76

2.0

2.05

2.07

C-

70-72

1.75

1.8

1.82

D+

67-69

1.5

1.55

1.57

D

63-66

1.0

1.05

1.07

D-

60-62

0.75

0.8

0.82

F

0-59

0.0

0.0

0.0

M

Medical

P

Pass

I

Incomplete

W

Withdrawn

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • If a student is passing a course for the semester but exceeds the absence limit, he/she will receive the earned grade but will lose course credit. This is designated by an asterisk (*) in the credit column on the transcript. Exceeding 10 absences per semester course or 20 absences per year course results in automatic credit loss. Students who fail a course because of a violation of the attendance policy cannot make up the course in remedial summer school.

 

RANK

  • Rank is determined at the end of junior year. Only students who have attended a district high school for four semesters are included in the class rank.

 

NOTES

  • Westhill High School does not share disciplinary records with secondary institutions. We counsel students to answer honestly any questions regarding their disciplinary history.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

All students in the class of 2022 are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits for graduation.

Graduation requirements include a full year of U.S. History and a semester of Civics.

English

4 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

Math

3 credits

Science

2 credits

PE

1 credit

Health

1 credit

Unified Arts

1 credit

TOTAL

20 credits

 

SAMPLE OF COURSE OFFERINGS 2020-2021

Full course catalogue: https://user-xhtcbfi.cld.bz/2021-2022-Program-of-Studies-Stamford-High-and-WestHill-High-School

Westhill High School employs a heterogeneous, open curriculum with no prescribed tracking system. Over 200 courses are offered. An independent study program is available as well as a volunteer experience as a student aid. 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Academy of Business and Finance
  • Army Junior ROTC-Leadership, Education & Training
  • AVID-Advancement via Individual Determination
  • Regional State Agricultural Science Center
  • Partnership with Norwalk Community College: Students may receive college credit by special arrangement
  • ALTA-Aspiring Leadership Through Action Academy
  • UCONN: Early College Experience
  • Success-Tutoring Program
  • CSAW- The Computer Science Academy of Westhill
  • University of Bridgeport Early College Experience
  • Sacred Heart Marketing Partnership
   
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