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About This School

Westchester Elementary School is a public elementary school in Catonsville. 565 children attend Westchester Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Westchester Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 565 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westchester Elementary School is 16:1. St. Paul Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 74% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 40%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 37%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I've had 2 children attend Westchester from Kindergarten through 5th grade. We were extremely happy with teachers. Both children were challenged. They were well prepared for GT classes in Middle School. The atmosphere here is very welcoming. Parent involvement is encouraged.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is pretty strong academically. It has some really great teachers and the students feel secure for the most part in their environment. The PTA is very active in the school. WES provides great services to kids with special needs on both ends of the spectrum. The school does have an issue with how it handles discipline. It can be at times applied unevenly and sometimes even unfairly. WES students are for the most part really good kids with very involved parents. That's why this issue seems so strange and out of character with the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Daughter at WES for 5 years now...excellent faculty administration and staff. Wish we could take them all to middle school with us!

  • (4 years ago)

    Westchester is a great school. It provides exceptional educational opportunities to students of all abilities from special needs to GT. The teachers are great and parent involvement is high. I have 2 kids currently enrolled at Westchester and am very pleased with their educational experiences.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has had a great experience here so far. The teachers are very supportive and work well with each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just 'graduated' from the kindergarten program at Westchester. What a fanstastic school! The teachers were very experienced. The 4 kindergarten classes were consistent. They have a tremendous parent participation. Lots of fun special activities after school put on by the PTA. My son really enjoyed it. We have been concerned about a learning disablity with him and his teacher was right on it - following him closely throughout the year and pushing for a 'team' meeting for an IEP. When we met with the 'team' it was an incredibly professional experienced caring group of individuals who spoke of my son like they have known him all his life. They listened to us. They provided us with more testing than we even expected. We are looking forward to first grade knowing that he will get the help he needs. We love WES!! Carol Burns (Mom of Brian)

  • (6 years ago)

    grade 4 teachers are incredible! students get a great well rounded education!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Westchester since it opened as a kindergardener. We have been pleased with the quality of education she has received and how the teachers will try to challenge the students to reach higher. If there is a problem there are multiple avenues to address the issue so it doesn't escalate. The specials have fabulous teachers that when the students move on to Middle School it shows the excellent training they received in the music and arts. I know she will be well prepared for entering middle school in the 2004-05 year.

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