Webster County High School (West Virginia)
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|Webster County High School|
|One Highlander Drive
Upperglade, West Virginia, Webster County
|Motto||"Taking Care of Business"|
|School board||Webster County Board of Education|
|School district||Webster County School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Martha Dean|
|Head of school||Mr. Bonnet|
|Number of students||≈ 500|
|Average class size||27|
|Student to teacher ratio||≈ 3:1|
|Hours in school day||8 hours 5 minutes|
|School color(s)||Black and red|
|Athletics||Boys: Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cross Country, Track, Wrestling.
Girls: Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball, Cross Country, and Track.
|Athletics conference||Class AA
|Rival||Richwood High School|
|Accreditation||West Virginia Department of Education|
|Alumni||Josh Stewart, DJ Martin|
Webster County High School was opened in 1974. Webster County High School Highlanders. It was the result of the consolidation of Cowen High School and Webster Springs High School. The two rival schools agreed on a new mascot and new school colors. Mr. Daniel Bean became the first principal of the new school. Webster County High School was built on land acquired by eminent domain from Twyla M. Robinson daughter of James B. Miller and Alice I. Williams. The land acquisition was disputed, in the courts, until the mid-1980s.
On February 19, 2008, Senator Jay Rockefeller visited Webster County High School to speak with students about technology in education. During his visit, he expressed the importance of federal eRate funding for schools, libraries, and rural health facilities.
The size of the student body has dropped since the school opened. When it opened it had over 900 students. Presently, on average, during any given year it contains 600 to 800 total students.
Webster County's teams are nicknamed the "Highlanders" using a Scotsman with a set of bagpipes as the school logo.
Webster County High School fields several Class AA sports teams, including:
- Boys: basketball, football, baseball, cross country, track, archery, soccer, and wrestling.
- Girls: basketball, cheerleading, showgirls, softball, cross country, archery, soccer, volleyball, and track.
Richwood High School is Webster County's main rival. The two football teams play each other the first week of the season for the Wagon Wheel.
Their basketball team also does well; recently they have the second best record in school history. (19-3)
WCHS is also the home of the Highlander Show Band. They have won many awards and are highly regarded throughout the country. Their uniform consists of black bottoms with red jackets and black hats, with silver plumes.
- Student Council - Student Council is in charge of Homecoming, and other school functions.
- FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- NHS - National Honor Society
- Health Science Tech. Academy (HSTA)
- Upward Bound
- Math Field Day
- International Thespian Society
- Peer Mediators
- Science Bowl Team
- Upward Bound
- Geography Bowl
- FOR Club
- Webster County SADD Program