Southwestern Central High School

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Southwestern Central High School
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600 Hunt Road W.E.

Jamestown, New York 14701
Type Public
Established 1951
School district Southwestern Central School district
NCES School ID 362766003756[1]
Principal Mike Cipolla
Faculty 65
Grades 9 - 12
Number of students 460
Athletics Baseball, Softball, Soccer (MF), Swimming (MF),Tennis (MF), Track and Field (MF), Cross Country (MF), Basketball (MF), Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Hockey, Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, Cheerleading, Bowling
Mascot Trojan

Located at 600 Hunt Road in West Ellicott, New York, Southwestern High School is a public high school that is part of the Southwestern Central School District which educates students in grades 9 through 12 from the surrounding areas of Busti, Celoron, Lakewood, and West Ellicott.


In 2009, Southwestern ranked 35th out of 131, 36th in 2010 and 35th of 133 in 2011 among Western New York high schools in terms of academic performance.[2]


The Trojans compete in the fall in football, cross country, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls tennis, and girls swimming and diving. Winter sports include basketball, wrestling, bowling, and boys swimming. Spring sports include track and field, boys tennis, baseball, softball, and golf.


The Southwestern girls swim team won the CCAA league with a season of no losses. The girls also claimed the Section 6 Class C title for both 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons.


The football team won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship in 2008.[3] The Trojans completed the season with a 13–0 record. Coach Jay Sirianni was named New York State Class C Coach of the Year. Quarterback Zack Sopak and lineman Jasen Carlson were named to the first team All-State football team.

In 2009 the Trojans (13–0) claimed their second straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C football championship by downing Bronxville of Section 1, 40–14, at the Carrier Dome.[4] Lineman Jasen Carlson was awarded the Trench trophy as the Best High School Lineman in Western New York[5] and Quarterback Zack Sopak was awarded the Connolly Cup as most outstanding football player in Western New York.[6] First Team All-State honors awarded to Carlson, Sopak, Levi Bursch, and Ryan Buzzetto.

As of 2015, the Trojans football team is coached by Jehuu Caulcrick.


In the 2011–12 season the boys and girls varsity bowling teams won division one champions being led by team seniors Jenny Goodwill, Jessica Watson, Stephen Pool, Tom Dietrick, Sam Nelson, Kim Bajdo, Nicole Vincent, Lauren Schweichler, and Hannah Johnston.

Tennis In the 2014 season, the doubles team of Elizabeth Rowan and Victoria Van Every won the Section VI title at sectionals, the first girls to do so from Chautauqua County.

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