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Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School

2000 College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

SPS Ranking: 117.5
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Type of School
Elementary/Middle School
Grades Served
k - 5
Catasha Edwards
Number of Students

Welcome Message

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet (WHAM) is a dedicated academic magnet school with a theme of academics. The academic focus includes environmental science, math, and technology. At WHAM, our vision is to educate the whole child—academically, physically, socially and emotionally, developing productive and successful citizens for a diverse and changing society. We strive to provide a challenging curriculum that includes critical thinking, social skills, citizenship, the arts, health and nutrition. Through the WHAM experience, students are empowered to be responsible for self, others, nature, and the world as they prepare for future education and tomorrow’s world.   

At This School

  • Growth Grade A
  • Equity Honoree
  • Equity Honoree

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School Diversity

  • 59% Minority Students
  • 28% Economically Disadvantaged Students