West Ashley High School

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West Ashley High School was created in 2000, when Charleston County School District merged Middleton High School (South Carolina) and St. Andrew's High schools. The school is a part of St. Andrew's Constituent District #10. The school is located in the heart of the West Ashley area in Charleston, South Carolina. With approximately 2,200 students, it is among the largest high schools in the state.

Notable events[edit]

On July 29, 2002, President George W. Bush visited West Ashley High School to speak about welfare reforms and other various topics.[1][2]

Athletics[edit]

West Ashley competes in Class 5A of the SCHSL. Their main rivals are the Wando High School Warriors and the James Island Charter High School Trojans.

Fall Sports: Football, Volleyball, Girls' Tennis, Cross-Country, Swimming.

Winter Sports: Basketball, Wrestling.

Spring Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Boys' Tennis, Baseball, Softball.

Volleyball[edit]

West Ashley High School's volleyball team has established one of the best programs in the state of South Carolina. During the 2005 season the Lady Wildcats were crowned State Champions, and the following year the Wildcats were runners up, falling to Hillcrest High School. The team is coached by Christy Jickling, a former professional Canadian volleyball player, the wife of former ECHL South Carolina Stingrays player Mike, one of numerous former Stingrays to have settled in Charleston after their playing careers ended.

Region Champions: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Lower-State Champions (State Runners-Up): 2006

State Champions: 2005

Girls' Soccer[edit]

State Champions: 2002, 2003, 2005.

Lower State Runners-Up: 2004, 2006, 2012

Baseball[edit]

Legendary manager Will Small had his number 16 retired, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.accessmylibrary.com/premium/0286/0286-2115741.html President Bush visits West Ashley high school
  2. ^ http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=63040 Copy of Speech

External links[edit]

  • [westashleyhigh.ccsdschools.com West Ashley High School Official Site]

Coordinates: 32°48′48″N 80°01′31″W / 32.8132317°N 80.0253688°W / 32.8132317; -80.0253688