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Westlake High School7

Thornwood, NY | Westchester County

October 12, 2014


Westlake high school, excellent teachers. Both our sons were accepted to all the colleges they applied to and were offered several scholarships. Also a good music and theatre dept. Sports are improving but the teachers get to coach first and are never replaced in spite of their poor records.

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2012


I took my daughter out of the Ursuline School, where she was "journaling", not learning to write and watching movies like Romeo and Juliet in Biology class. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the honors and AP courses. She finally learned to use an outline. They used the Teaching Basic Writing skills in the elementary school which was fabulous but at least writing was taught in the high school. The teachers are great and held to a high standard.

Submitted by a parent

May 19, 2009


I have two children who have just recently graduated from Westlake High School. They have been accepted to 7 schools that they have applied to and they have recieved great scholarships in 5 out of the 7 as well! I commend Westlake High School's staff as well as the extremely helpful and resourceful principal for all of the time and effort they give to make sure students learn in a comfortable and very studious environment. There is a myriad of extra curricular activities as well. This is just the thing that excellent colleges look for! Westlake's old reputation of being just 'O.K.' should absolutely be put aside. It's not the teachers that decide on the child's education, it's the child. Another point, Westlake Middle School also plays an excellent role in preparing the students by providing them with an excellent education as well. Westlake is wonderful!

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2008


We'll be taking our son out of there soon so that he can get a better education at Iona Prep. Good arts and sports programs but that's it. Math and science are particularly behind. It certainly made me wonder what my tax dollars are going to.

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2008


My son just graduated from Westlake while two of his friends went to an upscale private school in NYC. My son was accepted into all of the nine colleges he applied to, and was accepted into specific programs and honors programs in each. Plus he received tons of scholarships. His friends from the private school are both going to Boston College (the best they got into; no Ivy's) - my son rejected B.C's offer! (since he got almost a free ride from Syracuse and into their elite Whitman school and honors program). Thanks to Westlake's double-accelerated math program (starts in middle school) and extensive APs, after one college semester, he already has 36 credits allowing him to double-major, minor in a language, complete the honors requirements and still intern abroard! While at Westlake, he travelled with the honors program to Russia, Greece, and Eastern Europe. Plus great sport programs!

Submitted by a parent

June 24, 2007


Westlake High School is improving every year. The old reputation should be forgotten, I am a graduate of the high school and I got a great education. It's all what you make of the experience and the classes. The reason why kids do bad there is not because of the teachers it's because they don't care enough to put in the time to study and succeed. Academics are great, and they offer a wide-range of AP programs for upperclassmen. Parent involvement, I felt was quite a bit. In my opinion, the parents seemed to sun the school. There are a myriad of excurricular activities available for students. Overall, great school, I received a great education, and I realized it when I went to college, and my school is very reputable, where I read some of my friends papers and I was shocked at the bad grammar, etc.

Submitted by a former student

September 26, 2006


I think this school is improving every year. I am a grad, one daughter just graduated,two more on their way through. Sure some teachers are apathetic, but so are some parents-as well as students-in every school. Many kids do well and get into top universities-but parents finances keep them from attending. Westlake is like most other schools-it's what you make of it. The old reputation should be forgotten.

Submitted by a parent

June 2, 2006


I believe that the old view about Westlake High School is not only untrue but unfair. Westlake teachers and administration are working harder than ever to promote an atmosphere of learning, hard work, and challenge. It is the constant fight of old steroetypes about the school that make it hard but I believe that any parent that does not see the changes that have been happening over the last few years needs to get into this school and see it happening for themselves. It is truly remarkable what the administration, led by Frank Viteritti, has put in place to assure that the future academic atmosphere grows higher and higher. Parents, you need to see for yourselves, stop listening to word of mouth from parents of former graduates, that day is done!

Submitted by a parent

January 20, 2006


Teacher's don't really care to much. There are some truely inspiring teachers but they are rare. Sports are good I guess.

Submitted by a student

February 19, 2005


I am a former student at Westlake and it was not a diversified school, that is because the area is not very diversified. Busing has proven not to work, you just end up with over tired students.

Submitted by a former student

May 7, 2004


I honestly think there should be more diversity at Westlake High School. Most of the kids are of white race. I am not saying this is a bad thing, but these kids should be able to mix with kids of different ethnicities rather than the same as theirs. Maybe busing kids from other parts of Westchester, with poorer school districts? I just think these children should be able to mix with other kids, and see what kind of different types of kids there are.

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