Madison West High School

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Madison West High School
30 Ash Street
Madison, Wisconsin, 53726
United States
Coordinates 43°4′7″N 89°25′33″W / 43.06861°N 89.42583°W / 43.06861; -89.42583Coordinates: 43°4′7″N 89°25′33″W / 43.06861°N 89.42583°W / 43.06861; -89.42583
Type Public secondary
Established 1930
School district Madison Metropolitan School District
Principal Beth Thompson
Grades 9–12
Number of students approx. 2,400 (2013-2014)
Color(s) Maize and Blue         
Athletics conference Big 8 Conference
Mascot Reggie the Regent (A lion)
Accreditation AdvancED
Newspaper Regent Reporter
Yearbook Westward Ho

Madison West High School is a comprehensive four-year high school in Madison, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1930. Its athletics teams compete in the WIAA Big Eight Conference.

Madison West serves students from four municipalities: Madison, the town of Madison, Shorewood Hills and Fitchburg.


Madison West's advanced placement classes include French, Spanish, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, European History, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Music Theory.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Rocket Club[edit]

Madison West Rocket Club was started in 2003. In 2009 and 2012, it placed first in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national finals.[4][5][6]

Science Olympiad[edit]

The Madison West Science Olympiad team was begun in 1985. The West team placed in the top 10 in the national tournament in 3 consecutive years from 1989 to 1991, placing 2nd in 1989.[7]



The 2012 boys' cross country team won the D1 state championship,[8] making it their sixth state title.


The 2012 women's soccer team won the D1 state championship. It was their fifth title.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "West High School". Madison Metropolitan School District. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08
  4. ^ TARC 2009 Contest Standings
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Matthew Defour, "Madison West team will represent US in international rocket competition," Wisconsin State Journal, July 12, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  7. ^ "Science Olympiad national results". 
  8. ^ Semrau. "WIAA Cross Country". 
  9. ^ "Tammy Baldwin's personal website". Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  10. ^ Borowski, Greg (October 8, 2006). "Doyle Profile, Part 1: Seeds for race planted early" (ASPX). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved December 6, 2006. 
  11. ^ " entry for Reece Gaines". Retrieved 2006-12-06. 
  12. ^ Moe, Doug (2006-07-22). "A Poker Story, A Madison Story". The Capital Times, Retrieved 2006-12-07. 
  13. ^ "Midday show". 2011-03-30. Event occurs at 10:05am. WIXX.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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