Westwood Elementary has been named as a Lighthouse School. It is only the 83rd school in the world to receive this honor from the Franklin Covey Foundation. The award is given based on high academic achievement along with an extensive list of criteria established by Franklin Covey, including school goals, school climate and school leadership.

The Westwood goal was to empower students to realize their leadership potential and find their voice as citizens of the 21st century. This was a three year process led by the Student Lighthouse Team and Staff Lighthouse Team to guide the school through a transformation from teacher centered leadership to student centered leadership.

The ceremony honoring Westwood took place on June 3 with well over 1,000 people in attendance including students, teachers, parents and government officials.