Millard West High School

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Millard West High School
Location
Omaha, Nebraska
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established August 17, 1995
Principal Greg Tiemann
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1823[1] (2014)
Campus 5710 S. 176th Ave
Color(s) Black & Green
Mascot Wildcats
Newspaper "Paw Print"
Yearbook Prowler
Website

Millard West High School is a public high school located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The school first opened its doors on August 17, 1995. Currently, Millard West High School is the second largest school within the Millard Public Schools district. In 2002, the school was designated as a National Blue Ribbon school of excellence.[2] The school uses block scheduling, organizing classes in 4 blocks each day changing 4 semesters (or quarters) a year.

In 2005, Millard voters approved the fourth-largest bond project in district history, providing $78 million for the construction of Millard South, renovations to all three high schools, one middle school and one elementary school, and the purchase of new land and technology.[3] Of that, $6.2 million was appropriated to Millard West for the building of new classrooms and band room additions. These improvements were completed Summer 2007.[4]

Academics[edit]

In addition to its regular diploma, Millard West offers students one optional diploma paths: liberal arts. The liberal arts diploma is more general in scope, whereas the specialty diploma focuses on a particular subject area. Subject areas of choice for the specialty diploma include: fine & performing arts, business, family & consumer science, health occupations, industrial technology and technology. Students can also receive a 'distinguished' diploma by taking additional classes and achieving a higher GPA.[5]

Millard West offers many Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses. Participating students may choose to take AP exams, or also participate in Millard's dual enrollment program, which gives students concurrent credit at a local university or community college. Students wishing to take AP exams have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to reduce or eliminate the cost, and some teachers may apply for grants to enable their students to take exams for free. Courses offered at Millard West include:[6]

Athletics[edit]

Millard West's athletic teams have won the following state championships:

State championships[edit]

State Championships[7]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 2 2001, 2008
Cross Country, Boys 2 2008, 2009
Cross Country, Girls 1 2011
Winter Swimming, Girls 5 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Spring Soccer, Boys 2 2009, 2015
Soccer, Girls 4 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015
Lacrosse, Boys 3 2007, 2009, 2014
Baseball 2 2001, 2008
Track and field, Girls 2 2012, 2013
Total 23

In addition, the dance team won the 2009 Universal Dance Association National Championship (Small Varsity Hip Hop).[8]

The competitive cheerleading team has also won the Universal Cheerleading Association National Championship title 8 times, including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Performing arts[edit]

The Wildcat band performed in the 2010 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California, and in the 2012 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

Millard West has three show choirs, including West In The Groove, Uptown Girls, and Swing Cats.

The Millard West Drama Club produces 4 shows a year, as well as an improv comedy night. In 2014 they won best troope banner at the Nebraska State Thespian Festival.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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