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Welcome to the Home of the Cowboys

Welcome to the website of Willcox High School, Home of the Cowboys! We are located in Cochise County, Arizona, in the quaint historic town of Willcox, and we serve students in grades 9 through 12. Though we are a small school, we take pride in providing an excellent education for our students that will empower them to become responsible and compassionate adults and prepare them to succeed in a highly technological world.

In addition to our outstanding academic curriculum, we also offer special education and gifted education programs to cater to specific student needs as well as a variety of clubs and athletic activities for those seeking extracurricular opportunities.

A Message from our Principal


Yes, the beauty of fall is here! I hope you can enjoy a nice relaxing drive or walk, admiring the beauty of the colors and peacefulness of the falling leaves. Believe it or not, the school year is more than one-fourth complete. The students and staff are working very hard this year, and a much-deserved Thanksgiving break is near.

At Willcox High School, we embrace and encourage all our students to excel in their school life. We take a great deal of pride in orchestrating quality programs and events that help synergize our school and community. It is important to note that the first semester will end on December 17, before Christmas break. Students will take semester exams on Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17. We will dismiss on both days at 12:00 p.m. This schedule will provide a more efficient transition between semesters. Second semester will begin Monday, January 4, 2015. 

On behalf of our outstanding faculty, please continue making the extra effort to have your son or daughter in school on time each day. Our teachers appreciate and value the instructional time they have with students, down to the very last minute. All classes are to begin on time at 7:45 a.m.; beginning class on time stresses the academic focus that supports our mission. Addressing even the smallest details and keeping expectations high will enhance the culture of excellence we strive to attain.

Future Important Dates

  • November 7 - All-Class Reunion at 11:00 a.m. on WHS campus
  • November 11 – Veterans Day - No School
  • November 12 - Orchestra Performance for the community at 7:00 p.m. in the Willcox Historic Theater
  • November 13 & 14 - WASA Community Talent Show from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in auditorium
  • November 17 - Scholarship Fair Night in the high school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • November 17 - Orchestra’s Encore Performance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in auditorium
  • November 19 - Winter Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. in auditorium
  • November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 3 - Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. in auditorium
  • December 10 - Orchestra/Strings Concert at 7:30 p.m. in auditorium 

November is a month to reflect on the past, and to give thanks both for those individuals who have made an impact on one’s life and for those happenings that have made the year so special. Enjoy all the fall festivities, both at WHS and throughout the Willcox community. 

Have a great November, and Happy Thanksgiving!

"Go Cowboys and Cowgirls"

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson