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    Welcome to Western High School!

    Welcome to the Western High School web site. As Principal, I believe you will find our website informative and a useful tool to gather information regarding Western High.

    Western High School is an outstanding school where we are committed to the success of each of our students. Strong parental involvement in the education of their children is a vital component to our success. Working together, we are helping the children grow into readers, writers, creative thinkers, and problem solvers, as we prepare them for life in the 21st century.

    Our school is a traditional high school with approximately 800+ students, in grades 9-12. The educators, support staff, and volunteers work together to provide an outstanding program where each student has an opportunity to achieve his or her potential in a safe and nurturing environment. Our School Improvement Plan guides our continuous school improvement efforts.

    There are many ways for you to communicate with us. Our address, phone numbers, and email address are listed here on the website. We look forward to hearing from you regarding anything that can help us continue to thrive as an excellent school.

    Have a great year!

    Rick Davis

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    Interested in Becoming a Western Panther?

    Western School Corporation has a proud tradition of excellence, which is evident by the continued success of our students, our outstanding Fine Arts, Athletic, and Academic Programs, and our high graduation rate. We offer a broad curriculum to meet the various needs of our students and we have a caring staff who are committed to helping every student succeed. We are also a progressive school corporation that strives to offer the programs and experiences to prepare our students for life after high school. If you are interested in becoming a Western Panther and a part of our Western family, please read on.

    Prior to each new semester, applications for students interested in transferring to Western are accepted. Applications are available at the link below. When submitting an application, also include the student’s attendance, discipline, and academic transcript. Transfer requests for a new school year should be submitted by May 1st. Transfer requests for the second semester should be submitted by December 1st. In both cases, if eligible transfer requests exceed projected openings, a lottery drawing will be held at the May and December School Board Meetings to determine who will be accepted. In the event that the eligible transfer requests do not exceed the available openings on May 1st or December 1st, eligible transfers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until either capacity is reached or the semester begins. No transfers will be accepted after the start of a semester.

    Transfer Guidelines:
    • A student will not be accepted
      • if the student has been suspended (as defined in IC 20-33-8-7) or expelled (as defined in IC 20-33-8-3) during the twelve (12) months preceding the student’s request to transfer under this section:
        • for ten (10) or more school days;
        • for a violation under IC 20-33-8-16;
        • for causing physical injury to a student, a school employee, or a visitor to the school; or for a violation of a school corporation’s drug or alcohol rules.
      • if the student has a history of unexcused absences.
      • if the transfer is for athletic reasons
    • Students will not be accepted once a semester begins. A new application will need to be completed with the required documents for the next semester or school year as outlined above.
    Western School Corporation does not travel outside the district boundaries to pick up transfer students. Western will transport transfer students from an in district bus stop if space is available on the bus. Otherwise, transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or the student if he/she drives.

    Electronic Application:
    Application for Transfer Link

    Notification Procedures:
    Once an application is submitted with the required documents, the school will review the information and contact you through email regarding your request.
    The following is a list of school contacts for you to call (765-883-5576) if you have any questions regarding any of our schools or would like to schedule a tour of one or more of our schools.

    Randy McCracken, Superintendent, ext. 5126
    Rick Davis, High School Principal, ext. 4030
    Tracy Horrell, Middle School Principal, ext. 3030
    Pat Quillen, Intermediate Principal, ext. 2030
    Steve Arthur, Primary Principal, ext. 1030

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    Western School Corporation Mission Statement:
    To educate and inspire today's students for tomorrow's opportunities.
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    2600 S. 600 W. Russiaville, IN
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