School Details

Westbury High School

1 Post Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568
(516) 876-5047
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1249 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • Westbury Ufsd average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westbury High School is a public high school in Old Westbury. The principal of Westbury High School is MR. MANUEL ARIAS, who can be contacted at marias@westburyschools.org. 1,249 children attend Westbury High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Westbury High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 1,249 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westbury High School is 13:1. Carle Place Middle Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 54% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 77%
Limited English proficiency 20% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Westbury High School is an excellent school with good leadership if a student wants to succeed and thrive they can do it there. Last night I attended a seminar for students interested in engineering which the high school prepare students for the seminar was hosted by Bucknell University a college of engineering I was impressed with some of the students. After reading negative things about this school I almost send my child to private school but I decided to give it a chance and I am not sorry. This school needs parents involvement if a parent don't care then the child most likely will not. This is a very very diverse school and I can see why some Old Westbury residents opt for private sometimes we are afraid to have our children in certain environment but at some point in their lives they are face with the things we sheild them from. I recommend this High School if your child wants to succeed and you as a parent is willing to get involved in your children lives they will succeed at any school they attend. Parents lets get involve and make Westbury High School a desirable school. The teachers and tools are there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Westbury H.S. is a horrible school. It finished second from the bottom in Nassau Cty in 2013 in terms of graduation rate and last if not the bottom in all other categories. It is one of the worst high schools on Long Island period. The irony of this is that it is in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in America (Old Westbury) . Gerrymandering at its best this school is a dumping ground for under achieving students and trouble makers from other districts and offers a remedial curriculum at best. Apathy reigns supreme amongst the school board school administration teaching staff and parents. Surrounding school districts would never put up with the lack of caring and respect for education exhibited in Westbury. Those who can afford to send their children to private schools do; avoiding the situation at the high school all together. A possible solution to the woes of this school might be state intervention as nothing else has seemed to help.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible horrible and horrible some more. Second from the bottom in H.S. graduation rate in Nassau Cty in 2013 and at the bottom or near the bottom in all categories on Long Island. A great majority of the students attending this school don't live in the district as most residents choose to send their children to private schools. A struggling school in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in America. The surrounding school districts would never put up with this level of apathy from school board teachers and most of all parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    Westbury High School has a excellent learning criteria that challenges the students to reach their full potential and strive for the best. The students a encouraged by a great teaching staff that help student to get a deeper understanding of the material at hand. The school has a very vast amount of students eager to learn and strive for excellence. To strive for a much greater future.

  • (3 years ago)

    from what i heard westbury high school is full of minorities and it is nothing like wheatley and students are tough poor and dont care about anything school related

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has made several improvements over the years and keeps getting better every year. The staff is supportive and friendly the work is challenging for those who seek it and overall discipline is good.

  • (6 years ago)

    Supportive staff from teachers to administrators.

  • (6 years ago)

    the work that is sent home to students is not challenging and appears to be comparable to middle school coursework. I must supplement the coursework constantly at home to better prepare my charge for college level work. staff is friendly/amiable but more emphasis seems to be placed on 'befriending' students and not enough on real world and acedemic preparedness.

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