Westwood Elementary

About Our School


Westwood Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School
14124 W. South Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone:  815-337-8173
Fax:  815-337-8175
To Report Absences:  815-337-8622 or 815-337-8623

Principal:  Ryan Hart
Principal's Secretary:  Rita Caywood
Attendance Secretary:  Adriana Ortiz

Start Time:  7:30am
Dismissal Time:  2:00pm

Enrollment:  367

Grades:   1-5

Mission Statement - Westwood will be a supportive learning environment that empowers individuals to meet high academic expectations, achieve balance, and exhibit respect for self, others and property.  

Vision - WE Believe, WE Achieve, WE Celebrate

Westwood Student Pledge:

As Wildcats we will be

Positive, Respectful, & Responsible.

We are:  Westwood!


Como Gatos Salvajes vamos a ser

Positivos, Respetuosos y Responsables.

Nosotros Somos:  Westwood!

Ryan Hart, Principal, Westwood Elementary School

Ryan Hart

   Welcome to Westwood Elementary School "Home of the WIldcats!"

Dear Westwood Wildcats,

I would like to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Westwood Elementary School. My name is Ryan Hart and I am so excited to get the 2016-17 school year started with your children and your support!

In my 10 years in education, I have worked in three countries (Taiwan, China, and the United States) and worked with a particularly diverse group of students, families, and colleagues.  This variety of experiences has allowed me to both contribute to and learn from many great staff members and administrators.  These experiences have taught me that communication, collaboration, adaptability, and positive instructional leadership are keys to success as a principal today.  In my roles as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, and elementary assistant principal, I have learned about student growth and learning, and about effective leadership.  I look forward to being part of this excellent Westwood team and the Woodstock community this school year.

I also look forward to meeting our wonderful Westwood families throughout the school year.

Ryan Hart


Westwood Elementary School 

Estimados Gatos Salvajes de Westwood,

Me gustaría presentarme como el nuevo director