George Westinghouse High School is a comprehensive 9-12 institution that offers a variety of courses to meet the needs, abilities and interests of its students, who are primarily African-American.
Constructed in 1917, it is named in honor of entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse (1846-1914), who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry.
The school is considered one of the most storied in the city system. The educational program is designed to be academically challenging and engaging to students by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience. Among its notable alumni are composer Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), pianist Ahmad Jamal (born 1930) and basketball legend Charles "Chuck" cooper (1926-1984).
Upon completion of four years of coursework at Westinghouse High School, students are capable of receiving professional certifications, science & mathematics academy scholarships, and a fully accredited education that will prepare our students for enrollment into any post-secondary institution around the world.
The school is open most of the year, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The school has its own parking lot with additional on-street parking available.