Westwood Jr High Will Become Westwood Middle School

Westwood Jr High... Photo by Barry West

In December the Manchester City School Board voted to rename Westwood Jr High to Westwood Middle School. This week the board voted 3-2 reaffirm that name change. A petition has been passed around the city the last few weeks to name the school Manchester Middle School. Many people signed and ask leaders to reconsider. Proponents of the Westwood Middle School name said it would have been too costly to change the name. Supporters of the Manchester name said it would have given the school a better identity. So for now Westwood will only change from Jr high to middle school.