Westside High School - AR - Academics - Niche

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Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    8-12
  • Students
    658
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    54 3.7
  • Ranking
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Academics

According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 3 reviews written about the academics and they have been mixed.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 3 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: Most classes are just extremely easy. There are different varieties for classes.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: Tied for second in the district!
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: I give my school a B on the academic courses offered. We have the average AP/honors classes such as AP Statistics (which is a new one), and AP Biology, and such. There aren't many classes we don't offer compared to the surrounding schools. This is the only school I have ever attended, so my response may be biased. I do enjoy the academic classes offered here, though, we could add a few more such as an AP psychology course.

Student Opinions

How often is technology used in the classroom?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% All the time – It's everywhere.
  • 40% Often – It's a major resource.
  • 20% Sometimes – We use it when we need it.
  • 0% Rarely – It's a special treat.
  • 0% Never – It's books and paper only.

How challenging are academics at this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% This school is nationally recognized.
  • 0% This school is the best in the area.
  • 89% Probably like most other schools.
  • 11% This school doesn't challenge anyone.

How difficult is it to get mostly A's?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Very easy
  • 71% Relatively easy
  • 29% Average
  • 0% Relatively difficult
  • 0% Very difficult
  • 0% This school doesn't give grades

Rate the quality of the following academic subjects at this school:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Arts
  • Computer science/technology
  • English
  • Foreign languages
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Trades (wood/metal shop, drafting, etc.)

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • It is easy for students to get into classes they need.
  • Students know what to expect with teacher grading practices.
  • There is an excellent variety of class subjects available.
  • Students aren't forced down the same academics paths.
  • Students get a lot out of their core requirements.
  • The workload is manageable.
  • There are good quality online course options.
  • The scheduling process is easy.
  • Technology is an important part of the classroom experience.

As a student at this school, how often have you:     Based on 5 responses

Not often
Very often
  • Done all of your homework
  • Taken notes during class
  • Studied for a test
  • Attended after-school tutoring
  • Participated in academic related clubs

Have you ever cheated at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on everything.
  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on a few tests.
  • 100% Yes, I've cheated on a few homework assignments.
  • 0% No, I've never cheated.

How prevalent do you think cheating is at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very prevalent. Everyone has or will have cheated at some point.
  • 100% Somewhat prevalent. It's a known strategy to survive particular classes.
  • 0% Not very prevalent. Most students don't cheat, but there are a few that squeak by.
  • 0% Nonexistent. No one cheats for fear of expulsion.

How seriously do students take their classes at this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Very seriously. Students are there to learn with an eye on the future.
  • 33% Seriously. Students are there to learn, but aren't necessarily thinking about the future.
  • 67% Somewhat seriously. Students are more focused on what's going on this weekend.
  • 0% Not seriously at all. They're more interested in socializing and partying.