2019-2020 School Profile
Westhill High School
- 125 Roxbury Road, Stamford CT 06902
- Phone: 203-977-4223 | Fax: 203-324-4477
- CEEB Code: 070751
- Website: https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/westhill-high-school
- 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. Tom Pereira, Dean of Students
- Ms. Paola Ochoa (DH)
- Ms. Mindy Midy
- Mr. Joseph Andrews
- Mr. Spiro Milas
- Ms. Ashley Bunn
- Mrs. Christine Mitchell
- Mrs. Melissa Dunsmore
- Mrs. Tanya Small
- Mr. Aland Joseph
- Mr. Thomas Stepkoski
- Mr. Mark Marchesani
- Ms. Nicole Vazquez
Westhill High School (WHS) is a comprehensive public high school serving 2259 students in grades 9-12, 503 seniors and a faculty of over 150 teachers. WHS is accredited most recently in 2017 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. WHS has an approximate per pupil spending of $18,756. WHS offers an optional senior internship during fourth quarter of senior year. The school offers 29 athletic programs in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) and approximately 50 student clubs.
Stamford is located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut and is the third 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, one diocesan high school and one charter 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 2019
2019 TESTING SUMMARY
SAT SCORES for Class of 2019
Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing
Total Scores over 1000
Total Scores over 1200
Total Scores over 1400
CT SAT SCHOOL DAY Scores At or Above Proficient
Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing
National Hispanic Recognition: 1
National Merit Scholarship: 9 Commended 2 Finalist
825 Students Tested
1058 AP Examinations
73% Students Earned a 3 or Above
60 Seniors Recognized as AP Scholars
- 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 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.
- Westhill High School does not share disciplinary records with secondary institutions. We counsel students to answer honestly any questions regarding their disciplinary history.
All students in the class of 2019 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.
SAMPLE OF COURSE OFFERINGS 2019-2020
Full course catalogue: https://user-xhtcbfi.cld.bz/High-School-Program-of-Studies-2019-2020/4/
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. * Classes offered in Bilingual
AP English Lit 12 AP/ECE English Lang 11 English Honors 9-12
CP English 9-12
Sheltered English 10-12 ESL A, B, C, Advanced Communications Journalism
AP Calculus BC AP/ECE Calculus AB AP/ECE Statistics Precalculus Honors Precalculus
Algebra 2 Honors
Algebra 2 Geometry Honors Plane Geometry Algebra 1
Statistics and Probability Consumer Math Sheltered Algebra 1* Sheltered Algebra 2 Sheltered Geometry*
Foundations Math 1, 2,3,4
AP Government AP/ECE Microeconomics AP/ECE Macroeconomics AP/ECE European History
AP Psychology AP/ECE U.S. History
U.S. History Honors CP U.S. History
Sheltered U.S. History* Civics Honors
CP Civics Sheltered Civics* AP World History
Modern World Hist. Honor CP Modern World. Hist Sheltered Md. World Hist* AP Human Geography Social Studies 9 Honors CP Social Studies 9 Sheltered Social Studies 9
Bilingual Today’s Society
AP Biology AP Chemistry
AP/ECE Environmental Sc AP/ECE Physics C AP/ECE Physics 1
Physics Honors CP Physics Chemistry Honors CP Chemistry
Sheltered Chesmitry Biology Honors
CP Biology Sheltered Biology*
CP Physical Science-Chem CP Phys. Science-Physics
Sheltered PhysicalScience-Chem* Sheltered PhysicalSciencePhysics*
CP Earth Science CP Space Science
AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature Spanish 2-5 Honors
CP Spanish 1-4
French 2-4 Honors
CP French 1-4
Italian 3-4 Honors
CP Italian 1-4
CP Latin 2
CP Latin 3 Honors
31 Honors Courses
25 AP Courses
12 UConn ECE Courses
1 SHU ECE
1 UB ECE