School Details

Westview Middle School

1805 Scofield Ln, Austin, TX 78727
(512) 594-2200
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 865 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
77%
71%
72%
79%
74%
71%
77%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Pflugerville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
78%
77%
62%
63%
71%
72%
78%
77%
67%
72%
70%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Pflugerville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
88%
84%
78%
83%
77%
86%
88%
84%
71%
80%
75%
72%
68%
63%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Pflugerville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
81%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Pflugerville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westview Middle School is a public middle school in Austin. The principal of Westview Middle School is Mr Kermit Ward and can be contacted at kermit.ward@pfisd.net. 865 students go to Westview Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 15% of the Westview Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 865 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Westview Middle School is 14:1. Nyos Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 56% 38%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 44%
Limited English proficiency 15% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 61% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers can careless they don't return calls or emails office staff are rude and kick start is over the top. I walked into the office and on my way I heard so may swear words it was amazing I asked the office staff if they controlled the behavior of the children and she shrugged her sholders also my daughter was to scared to eat in the cafeteria becuase of the behavior of 8th grade boys I also complained to office and I was told aww thats a shame. The only half way good thing is the band class.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been pleased with Westview Middle School. Our son takes primarily pre-ap classes. Mr. Ward principal is in charge positive and shows endless energy. It is contagious and the teachers seem to feel inspired by his support and presence. The teachers we have had were strong challenged my son and were responsive to parent inquiry. Is it perfect...of course not...but the teachers and administration care about all students and there is a good education available there if you and your child want it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Westview Middle School needs some improvement. It is full of teenage thugs who could careless about their academic abilities. I am currently attending the choir program and we have had about 6 different teachers in one year. New teachers should be hired. I am a A-B honer roll student but the whole school's academic ability is pretty poor. The descipline is very high but a lot of students tend to not care about the rules and just break them whether they are in front of a teacher or not. They cuss talk back get into fights eat in class etc. They dont care if they get sent to ISS Detention or O.C ; they keep on having a rebellious behavior. I would not recommend inrolling your child into this school. Please inroll your child into a school in a better area with children who have better mind sets and academic abilities. ; eigther way the students are very rebellious.

  • (2 years ago)

    To be honest I was conflicted about sending my daughter to school here due to past school ratings and negative comments from people (which personally I feel are often based on racism as the school's population is diverse). However I wanted to make the right decision so I called the 6th grade Principal & Counselor the Summer before school started. Both allayed my concerns & I could tell they really cared. I have been very happy with Westview since the new Principal Mr. Ward started mid-school year in 2012. If you are looking at reviews it is important to look at reviews since he started in 2012. Mr. Ward has done a complete 180 on this school. One change I've really liked is how he focuses a lot on rewarding kids who are doing well with recognition programs (vs. too much focus on under-achievers). He also has high expectations for academic achievement and wants more pre-AP participation. Westview is the only PISD middle school with an orchestra program. I am an involved parent and I wish more parents were involved. If you are considering this school please visit the Principal and make an informed decision.

  • (2 years ago)

    Westview has had its ups and downs but it is definitely UPS right now. The Administration should be commended on their positive attitudes and morale. Thanks to Mr. Ward for being so conscientious. I as a parent appreciate him and I think the teachers look happier. I think discipline was a problem in the past but it is being addressed every day which makes the morale at the school great. I feel it every time I walk in there. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! I go to the PTA meetings and I think there could be more parent involvement. That would give this school an A+.

  • (2 years ago)

    Westview MS has made tremendous positive changes in just one year. Our new principal Mr. Ward and his revived staff have made changes and it shows. Morale student acceptance and behavior is clearly noticeable.. Many parents have commented on the positive changes that continue to occur on a daily basis. Administrators follow through on promised tasks progress updates are reported to parents and parents are kept involved. Such a refreshing difference in such a short time. Your continued dedication to our children is greatly appreciated. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Probably one of the most unprofessional environments. Treatment to students and parents are unbecoming. Concerns are shadowed and parents are left with merely "we'll address it". I am confused I thought educators were to encourage our future to excel not degrade and punished by preventing them engage in school sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    For students who want to do good in school westview it great. The teachers really try to help you and make you better. Westview just seems bad because most of the students really don't care about what they will do in the future. They make westview seem really bad.

  • (4 years ago)

    Westview middle school is a great school the teachers are focus on wat there doin. being a student here is really exiting but in so many ways theres something goin on. westview is a place where you want to send your kids when in middle school

  • (5 years ago)

    as a student as westview middle school we are a good community and our students excell. we have alot of rules but what school doesnt run a good learning environment without good rules.

  • (5 years ago)

    i really love westview middle school. the teachers are great. they ask the administrators to remove students who are disrupting the class. this way it doesn't distract the rest of class from learning. the orchestra program rocks!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to agree. I never liked Westview from day one. I would always be made fun of because of my religious beliefs and the teachers weren't that great too. And if one kid got in trouble the teacher would make the whole class suffer. Now I moved to a different school and it's a lot better. I recommend you to actually see the progress of your child.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think westview is the best school in austin. i am proud to have my daughter going there

  • (6 years ago)

    Some positive changes have been made in the past few years. Band and orchestra programs are great and parent involvement is increasing. A new program to check grades on-line is very helpful and this year the school feels much more open and upbeat.

  • (9 years ago)

    Westview is an awesome school. The kids are great respectful and responsible. It is easy to get around in the school and the teaching is unbelieveably terrific!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school for middle school students very well up to date on academic programs and extracurricular activities. School fails to have much educated teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have found the principal to be very open and willing to meet with parents to address any concerns they may have.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers here are very dedicated; however parent involvement is slim. Discipline seems to be a bit of a struggle.

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with this school has been bad from day one. The only time I knew what grades my child was making was at report card time. No interaction from the teachers was ever prompted by the teacher unless an infraction occured. I removed my child to be homeschooled for the benefit of my child's education and mental health.

  • (10 years ago)

    Out of all four Pflugerville Middle Schools I strongly suggest this being the last choice of schooling for your child. My two children attended PISD middle schools one at Pflugerville M.S. and one at Westview. I must say that our experience with Westview was horrible. The students don't have almost any say in things that concern them don't have much of an after school activity selection and are guided too strictly by unnessecary rules and restrictions. Our time with Westview was very unpleasant.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 27 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools