Westlake High School (Utah)

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Westlake High School
Westlake High School emblem
Westlake High School emblem
"Unleash the THUNDER"2013-2014
99 North Thunder Blvd. (200 West)
Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045
United States
Coordinates 40°21′51.20″N 111°55′17.13″W / 40.3642222°N 111.9214250°W / 40.3642222; -111.9214250Coordinates: 40°21′51.20″N 111°55′17.13″W / 40.3642222°N 111.9214250°W / 40.3642222; -111.9214250
School type Public high school
Opened August 20, 2009
School district Alpine School District
CEEB code 450004
Principal Gary Twitchell
Teaching staff 93 teachers
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,541 (August 20, 2013[1])
 • Foreign Exchange 9
 • Self-contained 16
Hours in school day 7.5
Campus size 73.207 acres (29.626 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Carolina blue
     Vegas gold
     Navy blue
Fight song http://whs.alpineschools.org/about-whs/whs-fight-song/
Athletics conference Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA)
Mascot Thor, the God of Thunder Westlake High School mascot logo.svg
Team name Thunder
Rival Lehi High School
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission
Communities served Cedar Fort, Eagle Mountain, Fairfield, Lehi, Saratoga Springs
Feeder schools Elementary schools:
Cedar Valley
Eagle Valley
Hidden Hollow
Mountain Trails
Pony Express
Sage Hills
Saratoga Shores
Middle school:
Vista Heights
Information 801-610-8815
Mission Lux et Virtus
"Light and Excellence"

Westlake High School (WHS) is a public high school located in Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States. It is part of Utah County's Alpine School District. The school first opened in 2009. In late 2011, construction began for a new junior high school, Frontier Middle School, in nearby Eagle Mountain, which removed 9th grade from Westlake for the 2013-14 school year onwards.

Adjacent to the school is a seminary building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also nearby is Vista Heights Middle School.

Fine Arts[edit]

In 2012, Westlake High School's Marching Band was the 4A State Champion with the show "Making of a Masterpiece," and were a Bands of America regional finalist at the St. George BOA regional, taking 10th place. The "Marching Thunder" repeated as Utah 4A State champion in 2013 with their show, "Our Town," and also placed 4th at the St George, Utah Bands of America Regional. During the 2013 season, the color guard won the "best guard" caption award in every competition entered by the Marching Thunder. With their show "Black Tears", they were a Bands of America regional finalist at the St. George and American Canyon, CA BOA regional, taking 7th place in St. George and 9th in American Canyon.[2] They also placed third in the St. George preliminaries.[3]

The Marching Thunder were invited to be the Utah representative to march in the Pearl Harbor Memorial parade in December 2014.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

WHS offers the following extra-curricular activities:[4]

Grading system[edit]

Westlake High School uses a unique grading system called a TMU (Thunder Mastery Unit). A TMU is a grouping of assignments and assessments in a given unit. The combined result of these two groups are weighted at 50% in Skyward: Assignments, including all assignments given in the unit to enhance learning (i.e., quizzes, homework, classwork, labs), and Assessments, used to measure the learning of students (i.e., projects, essays, tests). This is the average grade for all work (assignments and assessments) in a given unit. The other 50% is weighted by the "mastery" of any given assessments. Students receive an “EX" or "0" for passing or failing an assessment. Students who don’t reach mastery on any of the TMU assessments will see a “0″ until each assessment is remediated/corrected. A class may have one or more units in a term, depending on the subject area being taught.


  1. ^ Alpine School District Budget Department (December 2, 2009). "Alpine School District Enrollment History and Projection" (PDF). Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "American Canyon, CA 2015 Results". www.musicforall.org. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
  3. ^ "St. George, UT 2015 Results". www.musicforall.org. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Clubs and Organizations". Alpine School District. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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