Westwood Primary School

4711 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 242-2442

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 979 students 19 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade


Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Alhambra Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westwood Primary School is a public elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Westwood Primary School is Lori Weiss. 979 students go to Westwood Primary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 71% of the Westwood Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 979 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westwood Primary School is 19:1. Imagine Camelback Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 79%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 2%
Asian 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 89%
Limited English proficiency 71% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this School All teachers are always informing me of my kids academics =) Thanks Westwood..

  • (2 years ago)

    My family and I went through a few transitions this past school year - long story short.I had a Kindergartener and 3rd grader; BOTH my kids teachers were awesome! (Thank you Mrs. Bechinna Ms. Irish Ms. Lavin Ms. Carter Ms. Mammon Ms Kress & Mr. Johnson) Great educational curriculum all teachers communicated effectively and had active involvement. Didn't hear great news about Simpson and I checked out ATS and shortly after realized they do not start school until 9am have a waiting list and have a pricey before school care program on site. So on the search for a decent middle school for my now 4th grader )

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the worst school in the world The teachers and principal had a meeting with my son 's grandparents with out me and I was not informed of the meeting before hand. The school 's job is to teach not get invovled or take sides in a custody dispute

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just finished up 1st grade at this school and it has been wonderful. She has gone to Westwood for both Kinder and 1st and it has been a great experience. The teachers are great. The principle is a little full of herself which is why I rated it down in that area - but the teachers make up for it! Unless your child is a behavioral problem you won't have to really deal with her anyway. Overall we have loved the education that Westwood has provided and would highly recommend it!! Their curriculum standards are very high and I am very happy with the education my daughter is receiving.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started kinder this year and as parents we want the best for our children. I absolutely love this school! my daughter loves to go to school she has many friends and the staff is awesome! they have so many fun things to do with the kids and they love it. Polar express day is this friday and my daughter can not stop talking about it. Great school!

  • (8 years ago)

    Outstanding in every way!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    My children attended this school a few years ago. It was a good school when my children were there with lots of parent involvement and good educational and extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Congratulations on your A+ Award for 2005-2006.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son when to Westwind Primary for first grade only. I felt his classroom to be too small and overcrowded for 34 children. PE was a disappointing class lacking of equipment and space as this school does not even have appropriate outdoor facilities not indoor gymnasium with retractable basketball hoops etc. This school also shares playground area with the intermediate school so it is extremely crowded. Music class is wonderful and they have an awesome teacher. Art class is average...nothing fancy. I felt my son had very little use of time on a computer (last school he went to the district had computer usage set up twice a week starting for 1st graders). Overall for how limited his teacher was on resources she did a great job. My son exceled. School does have potential if they keep working hard. Principal staff & counselor helpful caring hard working.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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