Westover High School in Albany, GA - Niche

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Westover High School is a public school in Albany, Georgia. It has 1,079 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 138 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2600 Partridge Dr
Albany, GA
(229) 431-3320

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3.6 from 138 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Westover is over crowded with kids who hate being there, parents are little to not involved, its security is good but feels like a prison. Some teachers there, however, are what make it worth attending, they are useful, patient, and do their best to help the students exceed.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: We have blacks, latinos, whites, foreign exchange students, preppy people, emo people, druggies, rockers, card players, instrument players, football players, and all sorts of people, most people that I meet are friendly if you simply talk to them. Some people who are of the homosexual persuasion are not used to the accepting climate of our school and are belligerent at first as a defense mechanism which makes people not like them, but, one they realize the reasons they are being persecuted, they tend to mellow out. there is a fair amount of peer pressure to try alcohol or drugs if you are trying to go to parties, but if you invite the same people who are pressuring you to drink at a party to the mall, they can have just as much fun sober. Students are very involved and it is not hard to make friends so be wise about the friends you choose to make.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There are usually only a few fights every year and they are typically taken care of very promptly by the faculty. we have two armed police officers who investigate alleged thefts and altercations. Officer Crawford can often be found reviewing security camera footage to catch a suspect in the act.

    The school nurse rarely is ever there when you need her. when you finally do need her and she is there at the same time, you have to fill out sheets of paperwork and have your parents sign it before she will give you even a cough drop.

    After the Sandy Hook school shootings, the principal became a lot more serious about safety and had all but two of the doors locked from the outside. this disrupts the learning process when students are returning from PE and so people usually have a friend prop open one of the locked doors so that they can get back in.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school has a great diversity of people with a large range of interests and clubs. There is something for everyone in this school as far as extracurricular activities go. for instance, I am a member of the MCJROTC color guard and Honor Guard, the President of the National Honor Society, a Cellist, a Beta Club member, A dual Enrollment Student, an AP Scholar, a thespian, member of the science club, and a member of several other clubs and organizations. Academically, westover is a great school to go to. there are classes for honors students, normal students, and remedial students so that students are put in a classroom that will move at the right pace for them. as coach chunn says, "We're the best school in the system, best school in the state"
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I am a vegetarian and the staff like me fairly well, but they seem to think that pizza is the only thing I like to eat. I am not the only vegetarian and I think they could offer more food options. they used to try new mushroom burgers and veggie burgers but now they just play it safe with the pizza. Do not get me wrong, pizza is one of the best foods I know of, but I like a little bit more variety

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Albany High School 3 mi. 921
1.66 Monroe High School 4 mi. 1,164
1.00 Dougherty Comprehensive High School 7 mi. 867
3.00 Lee County High School 10 mi. 1,320
3.33 Baconton Community Charter School 15 mi. 778

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 53%
Male 46%

Student Diversity

Westover High School United States Albany High School Baconton Community Charter School Dougherty Comprehensive High School Lee County High School Monroe High School
African American 81.0% 15.0% 87.0% 15.0% 93.0% 21.0% 97.0%
White 14.0% 51.0% 7.0% 78.0% 3.0% 72.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 28.3%
Grade 10 23.7%
Grade 11 21.4%
Grade 12 26.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 36% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 46% Safe enviroment. Resectfulness of most teachers
  • 23% Academic Achievment
  • 23% Extracurricular Achievements
  • 8% Caring teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 23% Unnecessary focus on tardies
  • 23% Lack of supplies (text books,workbooks computers)
  • 19% The dress code
  • 13% Quality of resources
  • 13% Inconstant enforcement of rules
  • 10% Obvious favoritism

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Academic Achievement and Population
  • 11% A safe feeling enviroment

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Populous
  • 20% Enjoyable
  • 10% Safe
  • 10% Tolerable
  • 10% Best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Always remain organized!
  • 22% Stay connected with your counslers.
  • 22% Do Not Get In Trouble!
  • 11% Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.