Hazelwood West High School

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Hazelwood West High School
West Cats.png
1 Wildcat Lane
Hazelwood, St. Louis County, Missouri 63042-1180
United States
Coordinates 38°47′8.99″N 90°22′53.03″W / 38.7858306°N 90.3813972°W / 38.7858306; -90.3813972 (Hazelwood West High School)
School type Property Tax funded, Public School
Established 1969 (Howdershell Jr. High)
1975 (Hazelwood West Jr./Sr. High)
2002 (Hazelwood West Middle/High School)
2007 (Hazelwood West High)
Status Open
School district Hazelwood School District
Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart
Session Semester
Principal Dennis Newell
Staff 176
Faculty 130
Student to teacher ratio
Language English
Hours in school day 8 hours
Campus type Closed
School colour(s) Red and Black         
Fight song On Wisconsin
Athletics conference Suburban North
Mascot Willie/ Wanda the Wildcat
Nickname Wildcats
Accreditation MSIP Accreditation current as of 2017
Average ACT scores
Newspaper West Gazette
Yearbook Focus

Hazelwood West High School is a public high school in the Hazelwood School District located in North St. Louis County, Missouri.


Hazelwood West High School began in 1974, with the first graduating class in 1975. Due to overcrowding of Hazelwood Senior High School (now known as Hazelwood Central), students attended classes on split shift in afternoons. The building that would partially become Hazelwood West opened in 1969 as a junior high school, Howdershell Jr. High. A greatly expanded building opened as a six-year facility in the fall of 1976, the present Hazelwood West High School, housing students from grades nine through twelve. In 2002, all district junior high schools were renamed middle schools. In 2005, two new building additions were added, a band room near the main entrance and a three-story classroom wing in the rear of the former middle school section. With the completion of six new middle schools in 2007: Hazelwood Central Middle School, Hazelwood North Middle School, Hazelwood Northwest Middle School, Hazelwood East Middle School, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School, and Hazelwood West Middle School, Hazelwood West was designated solely as a high school.

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