Westover High School

178 reviews
  1. Dougherty County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2600 Partridge Dr
Albany, GA 31707
Telephone
(229) 431-3320
Website
Data not available

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1030
71 responses
Average ACT
22
43 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Club outtings
    16%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Singing the alma mater
    15%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Academic events
    6%
  • No fun school events/traditions
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,181
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,190
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,738/ year
National
$11,890
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

Reviews

178 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    60
  • Average
    77
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    3
"Westover is ALL about their academic focus." If you're doing anything to disturb that academic focus, there WILL be consequences. The consequences are not only for you but also for the whole school. They strongly urge that Westover is a safe, professional, and well organized. Fights, although there always seems to be some, are not tolerated. One small fight could cause the school to lose a pep rally. They are also strict on dress code: no ripped jeans, no crop tops, sheer clothing, sandals, etc. So, if you're one who likes to dress freely, this school isn't for you. Also, the school is predominantly black just like the city. As for the teachers, most of them do have a slight attitude but as long as you're respectful and do your work, that shouldn't be an issue. "If you're ever having problems, come see us." is a common phrase used by our principal and is pretty much how anything will get resolved. Don't be confrontational.
  • Junior
  • 5 days ago
There are many different extracurricular opportunities at my school. The types of clubs/organizations offer at school goes from beta club to international club. There's national honor society, spirit club, robotics team, science club, math team, student council, and more. The level of commitment range from weekly meetings, a sponsor, and a president/vice president. Some clubs require their members to have certain amount of hours. I believe any of these clubs are fun. It's depending on what the students are interested in. The school gives as mush support as they can, but it is up to the club and sponsor to raise money.
  • High School Senior
  • 10 months ago
I like my school because it has a culinary program. This is the only reason I'm still attending this school. Due to culinary arts being my career pathway, this caused me to push pass all the negative things about my school. The culinary arts program is the best we cater banquets for school events and attend different field trips to help us understand that there are a variety of opportunities in this industry. If I could do it all over again , I still would chose this school because it open my eyes to possibilities that I didn't even know that was there. I say this because culinary arts really bought out the best in me, by not only teaching me the business part but by showing me that hospitality plays a major role in this industry as well.
  • High School Senior
  • Jan 15 2016