About The School  

Westwood Elementary School

 

In the 1967-68 school year, a building separate from Westwood Junior High was constructed to accommodate the elementary grades K-6. The new building, Westwood Elementary, had twelve classrooms: a music room, library, playroom, cafetorium and office space. As enrollment grew, six more classrooms were added in 1978-88. A major renovation began in 2002 when all portables were removed and by SY 2004-2005, students entered thirteen new classrooms that house the PreK-1grades. A new computer lab was added that same year. In SY 2005-06, the renovation was completed with the opening of a new gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, and new office complex. New parking lots and landscaping give our exterior a new look. Lots of paint and new carpet have improved our existing facility. We enjoy being in our new building. It is nice having space, but we are filling this space rapidly and finding creative ways to use the facility to best serve our students.

 

Westwood Elementary presently serves approximately 540 students in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade. We offer special education and school-wide Title I services. A school counselor, a physical education teacher, an art teacher, a music teacher, and a librarian serve the student body. A family resource center assists in meeting the physical, emotional, and social needs of families served by the school. The teachers are guided by Common Core State Standards and pacing guides and offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum that emphasizes reading, language arts, and mathematics. After-school STARS and summer programs offer remediation for students not meeting the required benchmarks and standards for their grade level. We also offer enrichment in Beta Club, Spelling Club, Geography Club, FIRST Lego League, Jr. FIRST Lego League, Maker Lab, and other classes that stretch the students’ thinking and imagination. Circle of Friends, a tutoring and mentoring program, is offered once a week through our ESL program. Parenting classes, Love and Logic, are offered by the Family Resource Center.