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Westwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Friendswood. The principal of Westwood Elementary School is Ms Terri Bruce, who can be contacted at tbruce@fisdk12.net. 656 students attend Westwood Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the Westwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 656 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Westwood Elementary School is 16:1. Zue S Bales Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 81%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 18% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 7%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    We moved from Ohio with our 3rd grader and I was pleasantly surprised at how well my son did with the transition. Part of that is because he has wonderful teachers. Part is because the kids were kind and open to accepting him. I've never seen him get excited about doing a math competition. His only complaint is that recess is only 20 mins and lunch is 30. I have to agree - kids need to get that energy out in order to be ready to learn! Regardless I'm very happy with Westwood and looking forward to Bales. )

  • (7 years ago)

    Not only have we been extremely satisfied with the academics in the last 4 years but with the extracurricular activities as well. They have a knitting club choir and running club among other activities all run by caring teachers and volunteers. The principals know the children by name. The 'character' education is unbelievable and top-notch.

  • (8 years ago)

    The overall quality of the school is great. However there is too much time spent to TAKS preparation and the children miss out on the some of the basic academics.I am sending our last child to private school to avoid all the hype over the TAKS test. There is too much pressure placed on the children to pass this test. If the basic fundamentals were being taught then there would be not pressure. PTO meeting are held at a time when working parents are not able to attend and therefor not encourage to participat in decisions regarding activities. The working parent is not encouraged and/asked to participate in the school functions. Having had a consistant principle over that last 2 years has made the biggest difference in the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful School with hands on approach that children love. Lots of activities including music art and PE and extrordinary parent involvement. Very satisfied!

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics parent involvement and teacher communication is outstanding!

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe the academics are adequate. However I feel the school is way too concentrated on the TAKS test and allows other subjects to become second or third hand as a result. Extracurricular activities that could be as educational or more educational than the basic subjects are far too under valued as demonstrated by the fact that parent volunteers are needed to conduct some of the classes if the classes are to be offered at all. The physical conditioning of the children is almost ignored. Parents do get involved but that involvement is not 'nurtured' as well as it should be due to some of the constaints of the PTO. I believe Westwood is a good school. I believe the new Principle is doing more to get parents to feel at ease with the school yet I still believe the success of the school is due to socioeconomic factors not curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school with a focus on character building as well as academic achievement. Relies HEAVILY on parent volunteers for things such as reading group folder preparation and science lab (which I do not think should be volunteer) however which is not scare in our affluent community. However working parents are not catered to with PTO meetings at 0900 on a workday. Music Art and PE are provided on a rotational weekly basis. Overall I would highly recommend this school or any in FISD. R. Enochs

  • (10 years ago)

    It is a well kept school. Most of the teachers there are loving and caring to the female students. However I have experienced some negative attitudes towards male students even if they are good kids. You have to allow boys to be boys. For that reason I have opted to send my son to a private school. I feel that teachers are not able to truly teach as the administration has placed a great priorty if they children can pass the TAKS test.

  • (10 years ago)

    It's organized they care about the safety of the students the feedback has always been immediate the overall staff is friendly.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school with great parent involvement!

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