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About This School

Westbury High School is a public high school in Houston. The principal of Westbury High School is Mr Andrew Wainwright, whose e-mail is awainrig@houstonisd.org. 2,215 children attend Westbury High School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Westbury High School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 2,215 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 48% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Westbury High School is 16:1. St. Thomas Episcopal School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 47% 61%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.08%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 63%
Limited English proficiency 13% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 66% 80%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Have yet to hear from someone about bus route bad first day impression did not want daughter here had no choice hope to change that soon

  • (3 years ago)

    Westbury High has a new principal who started in August 2010. School is near Willow Waterhole Nature Area and has started two Environmental Science courses for 2010-11 with intent to use proximity to Willow Waterhole as a unique asset for WHS.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is a great school people are too stuck on the bad press that a few bad students gave us and tend to assume its a bad school all in all it has a great medical media and fine arts programs and lots of great AP courses. great school

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the best i graduate last year and it was my best 4 years of my life!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a graduating senior at this school and i believe that these accusations only apply for the majority and greatly overshadows the minority. What these critics are forgetting is that there is a great Advanced Placement program with teachers that take the time to actually teach the students. It is up to the students to decide whether or not that they would want the education provided for them. I am getting so sick and tired of westbury being associated as 'ghetto ' because people only judge this school through first impressions. So for the future actually take the time to go inside the school look at all the classes then make your judgement.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has a very poor enviroment including teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended Westbury and am a fairly recent graduate. The education there is sub-par at best. The staff does a poor job showing that they 'care.' Some teachers are bright spots but most of the staff is barely adequate and the administration is horrific. I've never witnessed a school in such constant disarray. I was less prepared for college than any of my friends that attended other schools. The education there is a joke literally. I had a lower GPA than most of my friends from other schools but had a higher class rank. In short Westbury is terrible.

  • (8 years ago)

    Westbury High School's entire campus is divided into small learning commuities. The school has good leadership. The Auto Tech and Fine Arts Departments are clearly outstanding.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parental involment is lacking greatly a great deal of voilence administracion simply does not care they do not enforce rules provided by the state students can get away with anything teachers are not regared when it comes to teaching meathods they are force to fallow TAKS obgectives by the word wich simply do not work.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic standards are the same as most of the public schools in houston except for non-parental participation and that is due mainly to lack of communication from the school. The only time we hear from them is when they want money. We are expected to just send money anytime they ask for it and not give any feedback at all. There are a handfull of people that are a part of the old status quo and they like keeping things just the way they have always been. If you don't have money then your child is left out.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is not a very good one in that the teachers are not providing a solid education to the students. The dress code is absolutely terrible and it seems the students there overpower the teachers. My stepson attended there and we had him removed because he was not learning anything to help him in the future.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 1 child attending Westbury H.S. She transfered from Westside and she loves Westbury. This school has made a 180 degree turn around in the past year. The new principal and the new facility has really improved morale and given the students a sense of pride. The lack of parental involvement is a major issue.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Westbury has come along way from a few years ago. The new principal has really improved westbury since he got there. I have one child who is in the 10th grade she has really been improving in her school work. Alot of the violence that was in the school has faded away. In a year or two Westbury will be turned a whole difffernt direction and back on a right track!

  • (9 years ago)

    I just graduated from Westbury and I believe that the school has changed from the previous principal's rules. It has changed for the better although there are some improvements that Westbury has to undergo before becoming a top school. I believe that the limited amount of good teachers is a problem to the learning capablity that there is available. I also believe that the student body has to do something to change the rep that Westbury still carries but overall the amoptosphere is fun and welcoming.

  • (9 years ago)

    Westbury High School is improving with the new principal he is doing a great job and he should be recognized. Before the school was an adverse school but now it is improving and going for the best. Westbury has a good staff that are putting their 110% in helping the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Well All I can say is if you want your children to be exposed to bad elements Drugs dangerous students carying weapons etc Then this is the perfect school for them. Over crowding is just the begining. I will say that there are a few dedicated teachers that deserve credit.

  • (10 years ago)

    Westbury has received a bad rap for the last couple of years. With 3 children enrolled in Westbury I find it to be a very good school. The new principal has gone a long way to improving the morale of the school.

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