2017 - 2018 Westport Central School Profile CEEB: 335915
Westport, NY is a quiet town nestled at the base of the Adirondack Mountains along the shores of magnificent Lake Champlain. The town encompasses an area of approximately 67 square miles. The center of town is conveniently located just 4 miles from Interstate 87 (Exit 31) and is accessible by Amtrak.
As a small, rural community in upstate New York, Westport features many unique offerings including being the home of The Essex County Fair, Camp Dudley YMCA (the oldest summer camp in continuous operation in the United States), The Depot Theatre (professional live theatre performances), Meadowmount School of Music, and a branch of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Offices. The population in Westport fluctuates with the seasons as Westport has long been known as a summer destination. Year round residents are estimated to be numbered in the 1400’s.
The mission of the Westport Central School community is to nurture our children's natural curiosity and wonder so that the love of learning continues throughout their lives. We will stress academic achievement while encouraging the development of the total person through social, physical and creative experiences. Our goal is to inspire our students to be caring and contributing members of society.
U.S. News & World Report * Best High Schools ~ BRONZE Medal Winner 2016
The Westport Central School District serves the educational needs for the community of Westport. Home of the Eagles, Westport Central School (WCS) is a comprehensive K-12 school, comprised of one building, housing a student population of approximately 225 students. 47% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. 99% of our students are Caucasian.
Our average class size is 17 students
Elementary School (Kindergarten-Grades 6)
Middle School (Grades 7-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Extra & Co-Curricular Activities
Band ■ Behind the Wall (Student Newspaper) ■ Chorus ■ College For Every Student (CFES) ■ Drama Club ■ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) ■ Honor Society ■ Model UN ■ Quiz Bowl ■ Senior Drama Production ■ Student Council ■ Student Mentoring ■ Student Slide Show Production ■ Talent Show ■ Yearbook
Sports are offered at Modified (gr 7-9), Junior Varsity (9-11) and Varsity (gr 9-12) levels in accordance with NYSPHAA regulations. Several of our teams are merged teams shared with area school districts. Team options include: Baseball ■ Basketball ■ Cross Country ■ Golf ■ Soccer ■ Softball ■ Track & Field
WCS operates using a regular weekday schedule. Each day includes ten 40-minute course periods. There are two semesters in the school year and students are evaluated on a quarterly basis.
Our grading system is a 100 point scale; A=90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D=65-69% F=0-64%
65% = Minimum Passing Score
Honor Roll 90-100% High-Honors / 85-89% Honors
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank are exact and unweighted.
Acceleration options begin in grade 8, including math & French courses for high school credit. In addition to NYS Diploma Requirements, WCS students are required to earn:
- 1 credit in Career & Financial Management
- 0.5 credit in Public Speaking
- 0.5 credit in College Prep Senior Seminar
Career & Technical Education (CTE) opportunities are available at the 11th & 12th grade levels through Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES), CTE divisions in Mineville & Plattsburgh. There are more than 15 different pre-professional program options available. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in the New Visions Health Careers program based at Elizabethtown Community Hospital in their Senior year.
Advanced Placement course offerings include English Language & Composition, English Literature and Composition, Computer Science Principles and United States History. These rotate from year to year and all students enrolled in these courses take the AP exam each May.
Dual Enrollment Courses are offered on a rotating basis through the Bridge Program sponsored by North County Community College. Offerings include:
Accounting ■ Advanced Accounting ■ American History I ■ American History II ■ Business Law ■ Calculus I ■ Concepts of Wellness & Physical Fitness ■ Design I ■ Drawing I ■ Elementary Statistics ■ Introduction to Geology ■ Marketing Principles ■ Pre Calculus ■ Speech Fundamentals
These courses are listed with titles shown in ALL CAPS on student transcripts.
Per NCCC guidelines, these courses are only available to Juniors and Seniors.
NEW! Honors Level Classes are available for most English, Science, and Social Studies classes in grades 9-12. Course placement is by teacher input and/or student requests. Students have chosen to take on additional assignments and are evaluated by more advanced standards. Honors Classes are labeled as such on the transcript. (Ex. English 10 Honors)
WCS Standardized Test Information
WCS Class of 2017 Information
Average ACT Score 22 Average SAT Score 1081 Average GPA for 2017 graduates
(100 point scale)
College Outcomes Colleges attended by WCS Graduates 2012-2018
New York State Schools
Clarkson University ■ Clinton Community College ■ Elmira College ■ Hamilton College ■ Hartwick College ■ Herkimer Community College (HCC) ■ Hobart & William Smith ■ Jefferson Community College (JCC) ■ LeMoyne College ■ Morrisville State College ■ Niagara University ■ North Country Community College (NCCC) ■ Onondaga Community College (OCC) ■ Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) ■ Roberts Wesleyan University ■ Siena College ■ St. Lawrence University ■ SUNY Adirondack ■ SUNY Alfred ■ SUNY Brockport ■ SUNY Canton ■ SUNY Cortland ■ SUNY Oneonta ■ SUNY Oswego ■ SUNY Plattsburgh ■Wells College ■
Out of State Schools
Colby Sawyer College ■ Connecticut College ■ Landmark College ■ Nova Southeastern University ■ Johnson State College ■ Plymouth State University ■ Saint John’s University ■ Salt Lake City Community College ■ Unity College ■ University of Connecticut ■ University of New Haven ■ University of Nevada, Reno ■ University of Vermont (UVM) ■ York University
Post High School Designations
WCS Class of 2017
Designation Graduates % 4-Year College 11 65% 2-Year College 2 11.7% Technical School 2 11.7% Military na 0% Employment 2 11.7%
Tracey Cross-Baker, grades K-12
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