Westlane Secondary School

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Westlane Secondary School
Address
5960 Pitton Rd
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 1T5
Canada
Coordinates 43°05′14″N 79°07′54″W / 43.08722°N 79.13167°W / 43.08722; -79.13167Coordinates: 43°05′14″N 79°07′54″W / 43.08722°N 79.13167°W / 43.08722; -79.13167
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded September 1960 (1960-09)
School board District School Board of Niagara
Superintendent Cam Hathaway
Area trustee Kevin Maves
Barb Ness
School number 952214[1]
Principal M. Wilson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 669 (September 2009)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Green and White         
Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Website

Westlane Secondary School is a public high school located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It serves the Lundy's Lane area, and is part of the District School Board of Niagara. As of September 2009 it had 669 students.[2] In the Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools 2011, the school was ranked 351 out of 727 secondary schools in Ontario with an overall rating of 6.3 out of 10.[3]

Its campus contains a football/rugby and soccer field, along with a baseball diamond. The building includes one full newly renovated gymnasium and a half-gym with multiple changing rooms with showers, a weight room, an elevator, and a 500-seat cafeteria.

Westlane's feeder schools are James Morden Public School, Forestview Public School, Greendale Public School, K.S. Durdan Public School and Orchard Park Public School.

Technology Department[edit]

Westlane Technology Education encompasses the total program at all levels from grade nine through grade twelve. Students are exposed to and develop skills in the areas of Communication, Electronics, Electricity, Videography, Integrated Technology, Refrigeration, Tech Design, Construction, Manufacturing, and Transportation. Westlane Technology Department

FIRST Robotics[edit]

Team # 1503 is a part of Westlane Secondary School's extra curriculum. Students from grades 9-12 are members of the team. Westlane Robotics

Mock Trial Team[edit]

The Mock Trial team was established in 2004. Students compete in extra-curricular tournaments supervised by the Ontario Bar Association. Students prepare a case as both Crown and Defence counsel. The Westlane Mock Trial Team won the District School Board Mock Trial Tournament in 2006, 2007, and 2008. They have finished in the semi-finals or better that the South-Central Ontario Regional Tournament since 2006.

Athletics[edit]

The Westlane Spartans are known for their excellent athletic programs, most notably their basketball, football, rugby, volleyball, and soccer teams. They have produced several OFSAA and SOSSA champions in rugby, basketball, and cross-country. Westlane Athletics

Men's Football[edit]

The Westlane Spartans are currently members of Niagara Varsity Division 1. This league consists of twelve teams. In 2008, the Spartans record was 6-2. Although the program is currently on the rise, Westlane was a dominant football team in the 1990s. Westlane football were league champions in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1997. Spartan Football Website

Men's Rugby[edit]

The Westlane Spartans Sr. won SOSSA AAA/AAAA in rugby 1998 and Jr. won SOSSA in 1994 and 2004

David Langhorne Fitness Centre[edit]

The fitness centre at Wesltane is open to the student population, along with the Physical Education Department. The Fitness centre was constructed, designed and funded by the staff at Westlane, most notably Mr. M. Mancuso, who is currently the Director of Phys. Ed.Langhorne Photo Gallery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westlane Secondary School (952214)". Secondary school profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Westlane SS (952214)". School profile. Education Quality and Accountability Office. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  3. ^ Cowley, Peter; Easton, Stephen; Thomas, Michael (May 2011). "Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools 2011" (PDF). Studies in Education Policy. Fraser Institute: 40. ISSN 1492-1863. 

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