Academic Results

Academic Results

Westfield offers a rigorous curriculum to prepare every student for college.  Advanced Placement courses are offered beginning in 10th grade. Dual enrollment courses are offered to seniors.Our students’ SAT scores and 100 percent acceptance for college admission each year reflect the quality of our college preparatory curriculum.  

In 2023, fifteen students earned AP scholar recognition for their exceptional achievement on the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program. This recognition included three AP Scholars with Distinction and two AP Scholars with Honor.

Since 2007, Westfield has had two National Merit Finalists, three National Merit Semi-Finalists, eight National Merit Commended Scholars, thirteen Georgia Scholars, and two University of Georgia Ramsey Scholars.  The Class of 2023 included one National Merit Finalist.  Over 80 percent of the Class of 2023 received the HOPE Scholarship with 48 percent of the class receiving the Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship.

Each year, seventh grade students are selected each year or participation in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).  This national search identifies academically-gifted seventh graders based on standardized test scores in specific content areas. Candidates who qualify are invited to take either the SAT or the ACT.  Scores among our Lower and Middle School students on national standardized tests exceed the national benchmarks for each grade.

Test Results

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ITBS Grade Equivalency

SAT Scores

ACT Scores

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

The Westfield School utilizes the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students at grade levels 3 - 8.  The ITBS is a national standardized, norm-reference test which provides an in-depth measure of important educational objectives in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, and social studies.  It provides reliable and comprehensive information both about the development of students' skills and their critical thinking abilities.  The ITBS scores measure the grade equivalency as well as the comparison of the students' performance to the performance of other students nationwide. Please note that the ITBS was not conducted during 2020 due to school closure for the COVID pandemic.

Westfield utilizes the ITBS scores to identify strengths and weaknesses of individual students, make appropriate adjustments to the curriculum in order to maximize student achievement, and provide feedback to students and parents.

Core Total Score
The Core Total score is the average of the Reading, Language, and Mathematics test scores over the following areas:  Reading (Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension), Language (Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Usage/Expression), and Mathematics (Concepts/Estimation, Problem Solving/Data Interpretation, and Computation).
Grade Equivalent Score
The Grade Equivalent score represents the typical performance of students tested in a given month of the school year at a particular grade.  For example, Westfield's Class of 2027 (8th graders in the 2022-2023 school year) overall grade equivalent score of 10.8 on the Core (Reading, Language, and Math) reflects the score that students finishing the eighth month of 10th grade would likely score on the Core test.  The grade equivalent score helps to estimate the students' developmental status or year-to-year growth.  Please see the graphs above for more information about Westfield's Grade Equivalent scores.