When West Hills High School opened its doors in 1987, it immediately became one of the top schools in the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD). The campus is nestled between the western edge of the City of Santee and a large section of open land that includes Mission Trails Regional Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Spread across seventy-six acres, the West Hills campus resembles a community college rather than a typical high school.
West Hills High School is one of eleven comprehensive high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD). Serving over 24,000 students, the District includes the East County communities of Santee, La Mesa, Lakeside, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Jamul, and El Cajon. West Hills serves over 2000 students from the Santee area and additional students from throughout the district.