About Us

West Iredell High School Profile

 

Principal:  Ms. Ellyn Johnson Gaither

Faculty and Staff:  96

Each person at West Iredell High School is dedicated to the success of each student.  We help students reach their potential on a caring and warm campus.  We also focus on the success of our staff.  We offer frequent professional development and the support to ensure out staff is able to use the new skills they learn.

 

Mission Statement

Creating excellence every day through powerful individualized instruction paired with technology to prepare our students to achieve their academic potential.  Our students will become 21st Century learners and successful members of the community.  We will achieve our mission with support of our staff, parents, and the community.

 

Vision Statement

Creating Excellence Every Day!

 

Our Values

Respect – We acknowledge one another’s dignity and ideas.  We interact in a courteous way.  We genuinely talk and listen to each other.

Competence – We believe in each other’s ability and willingness to fulfill our responsibilities effectively.

Personal Regard – We care about each other both professionally and personally.  We are willing to go beyond our formal roles and responsibilities as needed – to go the extra mile.

Integrity – We trust each other to put the interest of children first, especially when tough decisions have to be made.  We keep our word.

Attitude – We accept responsibility for keeping our attitudes positive rather than negative.  We are convinced that attitude can make or break an individual or an organization.  We are lighting candles rather than cursing the darkness.

 

Improvements to the School

Over the next couple of years there is supposed to be upgrades to several of our athletic fields as well as a new roof on the older building to hopefully eliminate leaks.

 

SWAG (Supporting Warriors to Achieve Greatness)

Our students receive one hour each day to participate in any of the following:  tutoring, clubs, intramural sports, etc.

 

SIT

We are a data driven school.  This does not mean that we stop listening to input from our staff.  On the contrary, we seek out and welcome suggestions and new ideas if they can improve either student performance or teacher instruction.

 

Community/Family

West Iredell High School is a school with very strong community ties.  Several of our teachers graduated from West and have returned to teach here.  It is true we are an older school but our facilities have been updated and some of our athletic facilities will begin to be updated over the next couple of years.  We have been around long enough that we have a very strong and loyal community following.  Even within the school, new teachers notice how there is a strong sense of a family connection with students and staff.

 

Demographics

 

Asian

2.7%

Black or African American

13.8%

Hispanic

12.2%

White

68.5%

Free or Reduced Lunch (Oct - 19)

51.4%  

Grade

Students

9th

203

10th

201

11th

223

12th

183

TOTAL

810

 

Departments

Teachers

 

Departments

Teachers

Fine Arts

4

 

Science

5

CTE

11

 

Social Studies

7

Exceptional Children

4

 

ROTC

2

English

8

 

Leadership

1

Foreign Language

3

 

Media Specialist

1

Health/PE

4

 

Distance Learning Advisor

1

Math

8

 

Teacher Assistants

4

 

Current AP Classes

Calculus AB                             Biology                                        English Language and Composition

United States History              World History                  English Literature and Composition

AP Capstone Seminar             AP Capstone Research    Spanish Language and Culture

 

Athletics

Cheerleading                    Cross Country                                Football

Men & Women’s Golf       Men & Women’s Soccer                 Men & Women’s Tennis

Volleyball                            Men & Women’s Basketball           Swimming

Wrestling                             Baseball                                             Softball

Track & Field

Clubs

FCA ~ Fellowship of Christian Athletes                       FFA ~ Future Farmers of America

International Thespian                                                Beta ~ Honors club

SADD ~ Students Against Destructive Decision          Health Science

Mentors                                                                      Student Council

Chess                                                                           Interact

Rocket Club                                                                 Satellite Club

Diversity                                                                      1st Priority

Art                                                                               Warrior Weekly

Skills USA                                                                     Multicultural Club