PROFICIENCY 76% 64% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
50%Richland 02
46%South Carolina

Westwood High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Richland 02" in Blythewood, SC. There are a total of 1,345 students and 92 teachers at Westwood High, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 536 free lunch students and 101 reduced lunch students.

Westwood High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 76.0%, which is 64% higher than the South Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch536
Reduced lunch101


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment83
Taking some courses80
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses22
Passing no courses43

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Westwood High, there are a total of 83 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 80 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School80-84%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School71%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Westwood High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 15.3% 27.1% 52.7% 51.1%
African American 78.8% 59.4% 34.8% 15.9%
Asian 0.3% 2.8% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 3.8% 7.2% 7.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.6% 3.1% 3.0% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Blythewood High88%3.0Blythewood, SC
Round Top Elementary65%3.3Blythewood, SC
Langford Elementary45%3.3Blythewood, SC
Blythewood Middle School51%3.3Blythewood, SC
Muller Road Middle School35%3.5Blythewood, SC
Bethel-hanberry Elementary56%3.5Blythewood, SC
Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus67%4.8Blythewood, SC
Kelly Mill Middle School39%5.4Blythewood, SC
Joseph Keels Elementary28%6.2Dentsville, SC
Windsor Elementary34%6.2Dentsville, SC
E. L. Wright Middle School43%6.4Dentsville, SC
Dent Middle School44%7.2Forest Acres, SC

Blythewood demographics profile

StatisticBlythewoodSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)24614891
Median age40.738.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%56%55%
Speak English96%93%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%

Education level achieved in Blythewood

IndexBlythewoodSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade90.6%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school90.6%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college66.9%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.1%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.4%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters16.7%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.1%1.3%
Source: The Westwood High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.