Wichita West High School

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Wichita West High School
Address
820 South Osage Street [1]
Wichita, Kansas 67213
United States
Coordinates 37°40′24″N 97°20′53″W / 37.673317°N 97.347942°W / 37.673317; -97.347942Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 97°20′53″W / 37.673317°N 97.347942°W / 37.673317; -97.347942
Information
School type Public, High School
Established 1953
School board boe.usd259.org
School district USD 259 [2]
Superintendent John Allison [2]
CEEB code 173209 [3]
Principal Joel Hudson [4]
Grades 9 to 12
Gender coed
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
     Gold
Athletics Class 5A [5]
District 8 [6]
Athletics conference GWAL [4]
Mascot Pioneers
Rival Wichita South
Newspaper The West Word
Yearbook West High Trail
Communities served Wichita
Website

Wichita West High School, known locally as West, is a fully accredited high school located in Wichita, Kansas, serving students in grades 9-12. The high school is located close to downtown Wichita, and is near U.S. Route 54. The current principal is Joel Hudson.

History[edit]

Wichita West High School opened in September 1953, but a council had started looking to build a high school for the westside of the Arkansas River in 1925. Three years after its opening, Wichita West added 25 classrooms with an addition of 24 mobile units 15 years later. In 1976, a new library was added to the building with the existing library being renovated.[7] Renovations again took place in 1988 and 1989, due to the school district moving the ninth grade to the high schools.[7]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[8]
Season Sport/Activity Number of Championships Year
Fall Cross Country, Boys 1 1971
Winter Wrestling 2 1994, 2001
Basketball, Boys 1 1982
Swimming and Diving, Boys 2 1956, 1957
Spring Golf, Boys 2 1967, 1972
Track and Field, Boys 1 1972
Baseball 3 1959, 1967, 1969
Total 12

Notable people[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GNIS entry for West High School; USGS; October 24, 2008.
  2. ^ a b USD 259
  3. ^ High School CEEB Code Search
  4. ^ a b "School Search - Wichita-West HS". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  5. ^ KSHSAA School Classification List
  6. ^ KSHSAA School District List
  7. ^ a b "About West / History". Usd259.org. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  8. ^ "State Records & State Champions" (English). Retrieved 2014-06-14. 

External links[edit]

Historical
Map