Westhill School Profile

Westhill Vikings

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL - School Year: 2018-2019

“Home of the Vikings”
125 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT  06902
Phone: 203-977-4477    Fax: 203-977-5263   www.westhillweb.com

CEEB:  070751

 

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth.  Our community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Settled in 1641
  • Third largest city in Connecticut
  • Population – 128,960
  • Location – Southwest Connecticut in Fairfield County extends north from Long Island for 10 miles to the New York State line.
  • Two comprehensive high schools
  • Academy of Information Technology
  • Five middle schools
  • Thirteen elementary schools

SCHOOL

  • Full-Time Professional Staff – 182
  • Opened – September, 1971
  • First graduating class – June, 1973

    ACCREDITATION

    • Westhill was granted full accreditation in September 2007 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

      We proudly celebrate the diversity of our student population.

      • 44 different countries represented
      • 68 different languages spoken

      TOTAL ENROLLMENT - 2149

      • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 6
      • Asian and Pacific Islander: 139
      • Black: 347
      • Hispanic/Latino: 936
      • White: 720
      • Unclassified: 1
      • Englisdh Language Learners: 593

      CURRICULUM

      Single open curriculum—no proscribed tracking system

      Required subjects:

      • 4 years English                   
      • 3 years Social Studies         
      • 3 years Math                       
      • 2 years Science
      • 1 year Fine Arts*  
      • Suggested-2-3 years of a World Language
      • 2 semesters Physical Education
      • 2 semesters Health          

      *Career & Tech Ed may be used to fulfill Fine Arts requirement*

       

      GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS-GRADES 9-12              

      • 20 credits
      • 7 points can be earned per year
      • 1.0 credits for full year course
      • 0.5 credits for ½ year course   

       

      GRADING SYSTEM

      • A  =  4.0 | A- = 3.75 Outstanding
      • B+ = 3.50 | B  = 3.0  | B- = 2.75   Above Average
      • C+ = 2.50 | C  = 2.0 | C- = 1.75   Average
      • D+ = 1.50 |  D  = 1.0 | D- = 0.75   Below Average
      • F   =  0.0  Failure, No Credit

      Weighted grades in Honors courses will add 0.05 each.

      Advanced Placement courses will add 0.07 each.

      Rank is computed at the end of Grade 11. There are two ranks: weighted and unweighted.  Only students who have attended WHS for four semesters are included in the class rank.  Subjects dropped after the first quarter are noted on the transcript with a “W” but are not used in determining rank.  LC – Loss of Credit

       

      ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES OFFERED

      Art History

      Comp Sci Prin

      Macroeconomics

      Spanish Lit

      Studio Art

      English Language

      Microeconomics

      Statistics

      Biology

      English Literature

      Music Theory

      US Gov&Pol

      Calculus AB, BC

      Environmental Science

      Physics  C, 1

      US History

      Chemistry

      European History

      Psychology

      World Hist

      Computer Sci

      Human Geo

      Spanish

       

      Of 1049 Advanced Placement exams taken, 76.7% received scores of 3, 4, or 5.  Also, 2 National Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists.  A total number of 188 seniors in the class of 2018 were recognized as AP Scholars.

       

      TEST SCORES-SCHOOL YEAR 2017-18

      On the new SAT’s the Westhill class of 2018 scored a total of 977; 492 on the Evidence Based Reading & Writing and 486 on Math, a total of 48% of the class of 2018 scored at 1000 or above; 19% at 1200 or above and 49% at 1400 or above.

       

      COLLEGE ATTENDANCE HISTORY-CLASS OF 2018

      Total of 482 students in graduating class- (98%)

      Post-Secondary Plans

      • 48.6%   4 year College                       
      • 39.1%    2 year College
      • 6%   Vocational/Post Graduate          
      • 2%    Undecided
      • 2%    Year off
      • 1.3%    Military
      • 1%   Employed 

       

      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
      • UCONN:  Early College Experience
      • Success-Trio Program
      • ALTA-Aspiring Leadership Through Action Academy
      • University of Bridgeport Early College Experience
      • Sacred Heart Marketing Partnership

       

      ADMINISTRATORS

       

      Principal: Michael Rinaldi

      Assistant Principals:

      • Chase Dunlap
      • Claudia Obas
      • Peter Rinaldi
      • Phillip J. Wax

      Dean of Students: Thomas Pereira

      Athletic Director: Richard Cerone

       

      SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS

      Department Head: Carole DeLuca - 203-977-450

      Joseph Andrews203-977-5514Mark Marchesani  203-977-5750
      Ashley Bunn    203-977-5992Mindy Midy  203-977-4499
      Melissa Dunsmore203-977-5747Spiro Milas203-977-5748
      Dinie James203-977-4503Christine Mitchell 203-977-4431
      Aland Joseph203-977-4697Paola Ochoa 203-977-4483
      Thomas Stepkoski - Career Center203-977-5535Records/Registrar Office203-977-4481