Westchester High School
is a public high school
in the Los Angeles Unified School District
, Local District 3.
It is located in Westchester
(Los Angeles, California
), USA, a suburban neighborhood adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport
and bordered by Playa Vista to the north, Inglewood to the east, El Segundo
to the south, and Playa del Rey to the west.
The student population has a majority of African-American
students from the small LAUSD portion of Inglewood
and the LAUSD-zoned areas adjacent to Inglewood who are placed in Westchester by LAUSD districting.
Westchester, Playa del Rey
, Playa Vista
, and Fox Hills
are within the Westchester High School attendance zone. Some sections of the unincorporated Los Angeles County
community of View Park-Windsor Hills
are jointly zoned to Westchester and Crenshaw High School
.Orville Wright Middle School
feeds into Westchester. Westchester is located near St. Bernard High School
Westchester High School opened to 500 students in September 1948 at what is now Orville Wright Middle School
On June 1, 2011, at least 400 students walked out
to protest the school's displacement of 25 teachers in addition to 10 RIF'd teachers.
During the 2004–2005 school year, Westchester had 2726 students.