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About This School

West Hills High School is a public high school in Santee. The principal of West Hills High School is Pat Keeley. 2,161 students attend West Hills High School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the West Hills High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 2,161 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at West Hills High School is 22:1. Grossmont Middle College High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 70% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 16% 28%
Unspecified 10% 9%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 23570%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 34%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The school never had my son's 504 plant so they did not help him in any way. When they learned that he had one they did not do anything to remedy the situation. My son failed the last two years of high school and they would not hold him back or offer any other solutions to the problem.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was once a student at West Hills for one month back in 1999 before I moved out of state and I found this school to be decent. The best positive I have seen with this school is the student body activities that are performed before and during the school year (spirit activities etc.). Also both males and females are treated equally if they wanted to perform. A major downfall of this school is the lack of quality. I took French as a subject (Spanish was filled up) and I was shocked to find out that when I left the state that I learned baby French and not actual French. As a result I had to relearn French in a short period of time. Also in English learning 1200 words per semester seemed to be a drudgery and does not fall in line with national standards. Those that did not perform well with reading comprenhension would be setup for failure because of this requirement. Teachers seemed to care but were not as good as my next high school that I attended. The counselors were fine with me but seemed to be a little rude at times. Overall West Hills is decent and could use some improvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just finished my sophomore year at West Hills and it was amazing. The staff (especially those in the science department) is remarkable and genuinely care about their students' lives. On multiple occasions teachers took the time to talk to a student if they seem upset in anyway. They are supportive and truly want to see all the kids to succeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    Boy do I relate to the counseling staff they have 2 that try to cover for the rest that do absolutely nothing. It takes weeks for them to see a student. This is a real problem when you have a Senior. The district office doesn't even want you to know where they are. The have you leave voice messages but no one ever calls back.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at West Hills and the staff there really do care about their students. I have had teachers ask me if i'm ok and inquire why other students seem unhappy and the majority of the teachers are pretty awesome ) sure there's the occasional crazy but hey it just makes the day better ) the campus is fantastic although not built for rain and the people here are generally very accepting of new students )

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school! The faculty and curriculum helped prepare me for college and made me the well-rounded person I am today. I had no bad experiences with any of the faculty and would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love this school. The teachers and staff are so friendly and the students are really down to earth and nice. The curriculum is adequate for college if the student is willing to put the work in the curriculem and support system is there for the student.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love my school. The staff is amazing and care so much. This is defiantly a place to go for academics sports and just having fun. Our school loves to have fun and be active. I dont know what else to say right now but i really think this is a very good school

  • (5 years ago)

    West Hills is a great school with an amazing staff who take a genuine interest in the wellfare and happiness of their students. The social activities are fun and safe they have an excellent athletics program and a beautiful campus.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hey it's not at all a bad place to go. You've got your regular peer pressure etc but the teachers are all pretty col and freshmen tend to do well throughout. )

  • (5 years ago)

    I wish I could say I agree with these other great reviews. Our experience has been that 60% of the teachers are very proactive and really care about the kids but a full 40% are not well trained not well managed and have a high percentage of failure within their own classrooms. Additionally the counseling staff take weeks to see a student after sign-up. Follow-up of the counseling staff gets an F. Even poor attiudes from the highest manger abound within that office.

  • (5 years ago)

    West Hills was a school of choice for our 2 daughters. They have both excelled acedemically as well as socially. We have great praise for the staff at WH!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm currently an 11th grader at West Hills and I love it. I struggled near the end of elemantary school and didn't even get to walk through graduation at the end of middle school because I did so bad but now my grades are very rarely below C's. I can't say I've never got a C or below in a class but it doesn't happen a lot because the teachers make it easy for me to raise my grade and keep it up. They always help me when I need it. I also like all of the options for classes there are so many different classes that I wouldn't have even thought a school offered and I like that I have a wide variety to choose from each new year so I'm not always stuck with classes that don't interest me.

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff is great and teachers are wonderful. My daughter attends and loves it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two sons at this school and have had only wonderful interactions with the school. Our school counselor is experienced knowledgable and answers our questions quickly. Maybe we have been 'lucky' but we have one honors student and one college prep student and none of their teachers talk about their private lives during teaching time. Our sons have participated in sports clubs and made good friends here. We will miss this school when they graduate.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a recent honor grad I am very happy with West Hills. My child enjoyed school did well made friends was involved in school activities and had a good healthy high school experience. As a parent I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. Any time I needed questions answered or had to talk to a teacher I was always able to get responces quickly. Over all the 4 years that my child spent at West Hills was very good!

  • (7 years ago)

    As newcomers this year to WHHS my children and I are very disappointed with the curriculum and the teachers. The staff is rude.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been so disappointed with the Grossmont Union High School District. The quality of good teachers is very low. There is a disproportionate amount of student teachers in the district. Teachers spend time talking about their personal lives instead of working on the hard intricacies of their subject discipline.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is great school the academic classes that are offered are excellent.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically this school offers many A.P. Clasess and the science department is great there are amazing teachers in english as well. This is a point of view from someone who only took honors and A.P. Oh and of course the social science department is pretty good too.

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