School Details

Westwood Hills Elementary School

548 Rosser Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-4670
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 476 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

82%
66%
72%
69%
59%
65%
93%
77%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waynesboro City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
68%
70%
89%
79%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waynesboro City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
65%
73%
75%
62%
71%
86%
66%
69%
91%
74%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waynesboro City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westwood Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Waynesboro. The principal of Westwood Hills Elementary School is Mrs. Renae L. Deffenbaugh. 476 children attend Westwood Hills Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 33% of the 476 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westwood Hills Elementary School is 17:1. Berkeley Glenn Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 72%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here from Florida in 2003 and 4 of my 5 children have been at West Woodhills. All 4 of my boys have had some level of disability from Autism to ADD / ADHD. The teachers have truly stepped up and gone above and beyond my wildest dreams in helping my children. I love the staff and enjoy volunteering in the class rooms. Just as a side not of how AMAZING this school is Margie at the front desk seems to knows EVERY child by name. WOW right !!

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved completing both my practicum and student teaching requirements at this school. I wish I did not have to leave! I love all the staff at this school and there are wonderful academic programs for the students. This is truly a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love the school for it's size the care of the admin staff to deal with a problem proffessionally and in the best interest of the child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Each year has been a perfect blend of excellant adminstrators and also the other students who call it their school. I would be more upset to have the kids change schools than in moving the remaining family.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is going to Kindergarten at Westwood and 'we' love it they really allow and encourage parents to be involved the teachers are great. The school overall is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son recently began Kindergarden at Westwood Hills. We are very pleased with the teachers and staff at all levels. They all operate with a very effective program. The teachers behave very professional and friendly. I do not believe they would let any of the kids or parents down. The security is tight and everyone must enter main office to recieve a badge otherwise they must leave. Recntly I chaparoned a field trip and was present while kids were exiting buses and private cars. I was equally impressed with the organizational skills.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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