Western High School (Davie, Florida)

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Western High School
Address
1200 S.W. 136 Avenue

,
33325

United States
Coordinates26°6′15″N 80°19′41″W / 26.10417°N 80.32806°W / 26.10417; -80.32806Coordinates: 26°6′15″N 80°19′41″W / 26.10417°N 80.32806°W / 26.10417; -80.32806
Information
TypePublic high school
Opened1981
School districtBroward County Public Schools
SuperintendentRobert Runcie
PrincipalJimmy Arrojo
Grades912
Enrollment3,175[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)     Black
     Vegas Gold
Team nameWildcats
Website

Western High School is a high school located in Davie, Florida serving students in grades 9 through 12. The school, which opened in 1981, is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district.

The principal is Jimmy Arrojo. The school's mascot is the Wildcat and the official colors are Black and Vegas Gold. Western High received an FLDOE school grade of "A" for the 2019 academic year.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2018–2019, the total student enrollment was 3120. The ethnic makeup of the school was 43% White, 3.6% Black, 40.9% Hispanic, 3.8% Asian or Pacific Islander, 6.6% Multiracial, and 2.1% Native American or Native Alaskan.[3]

Athletics[edit]

The school offers athletic programs in football, cheerleading, basketball, tennis, soccer, color guard, swimming, water polo, golf, wrestling, baseball, softball, track & field, cross country, marching band, and volleyball. In the Fall of 2002, the school's first state championship title was earned by the women's golf team. The Lady Wildcats were undefeated that year as well.[4]

Arts[edit]

The Western High School band program includes concert band, the Pride of the Wildcats marching band (formerly the Western Star Regiment), color guard, winter guard, and an indoor percussion program.[5]

The chorus program offers three levels of vocal ensembles: Beginner's Chorus, Women's Choir, and Western Singers, the elite course offered to veterans of the program.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "SchoolGrades19" (xls). Florida Department of Education. 2019. p. 13.
  3. ^ Enrollment Counts
  4. ^ "FHSAA Championship Record Books". FHSAA. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Message from the Band Director". Pride of the Wildcats Band. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Western High Chorus". westernchorus.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  7. ^ "A Grammy for Leslie Grace?". "Sun-Sentinel". Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Plantation man's band performs at Texas music festival". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 17, 2015.