School Details

Willits High School

299 North Main Street, Willits, CA 95490
(707) 459-7700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 502 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Willits Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Willits Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willits High School is a public high school in Willits. The principal of Willits High School is Jeffery Ritchley and can be contacted at jefferyritchley@willitsunified.com. 502 students go to Willits High School and identify mostly as Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 5% of the Willits High School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 502 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Willits High School is 19:1. Sanhedrin High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 66%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Filipino 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1907%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 56%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    When I think of Willits High I think of two teachers Erma Conant and Orla Ells. They made all the difference in my life. They truly were an inspiration

  • (7 years ago)

    School is average. Senior project requirement is lame. I don't think it teaches the kids anything. I would like to see them focusing more on traditional 12th grade english studies instead of the Senior Project. The History teacher does a great job to excite students. Sports are big at this school. Girls varsity soccor coach is a bit crazy with a win at all costs approach that can put athletes health at risk. Overall an adequet school. No better no worse than any other. Small town atmosphere a definite plus.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an alumnus; I think this was a GREAT high school; even though we didn't have a lot of money the teachers did their best and I got a great education since the classes were relatively small.

  • (7 years ago)

    About 70% of students are involved in extra-curricular activities and community service is manditory to graduate. Many programs exist to encourage a giving nature in young adults

  • (9 years ago)

    Small town school with not more than 600 kids. Minimal diversity amongst the students. Strong agriculture studies. Very enthusiastic about local sports.

  • (9 years ago)

    Willits High School is a safe place and a very suppportive place with a family-like atmosphere. Violence is not tolerated and gang activity has so far not been able to establish a foothold. Sports are the big deal here and the community supports its teams both in attendance and money. Academics are OK but not great--yet a sprinkling of students every year go to top schools. There are some outstanding teachers. The visual art program is tops. There is a music and a drama program and dance is available through the local JC. The atmosphere is friendly and even warm.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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