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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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Arizona spring is here! Days are getting longer, and the weather is changing.

Although spring and 4th quarter is a welcome occurrence to students and teachers alike, there is always a danger of loss retention when students do not focus to finish school on a good note. Unbelievably, we are just a few weeks from ending the school year. If your child earned a grade of F in any class at the mid-term, he or she will need to pass the fourth quarter and do well on the semester exam to receive credit for the semester. Please take time to sit down with your child to discuss this issue and to set a plan to improve his or her performance with the goal of passing classes. Do not hesitate to contact the teacher, a counselor, or me for assistance in developing that plan. Now is the time to address the issue, not a week or two before exams. 

I also want to remind students and parents that we determine athletics eligibility next school year by if a student is on track to graduate. Unfortunately, sometimes when spring fever hits students lose sight of this requirement, ultimately paying for the loss of spring focus during the next fall athletics season when students find themselves ineligible.

This is the most exciting time of the school year. Graduation is just around the corner, seniors are preparing for their final days at Willcox High School, and underclassmen are making plans for next school year. Please consider getting involved in school life to share in the festivities surrounding the spring sporting events, an honors event, or even graduation commencement. Graduation day is on Friday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will be in Cowboy Stadium unless inclement weather forces the ceremony into the gymnasium. All seniors must attend graduation practice on Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m. on the football field. Those seniors who have not met all academic requirements, or those who have not paid their high school fees, will not participate in the graduation ceremony. We encourage each student to make sure all classes are passed and that they pay all fees! It is important for all seniors to work hard to pass all classes during this last grading period, and it is equally important that they adhere to all school rules.

For the next three weeks, Wilcox High School will be taking the AzMERIT assessment online. Our goal is for Willcox students to do their very best on this statewide standardized test. We also appreciate all of your efforts and words of encouragement to your child in reinforcing the importance of this test. In addition, we appreciate your helping to make sure your student is well-rested and on time to school, both critical components to success on the test. The purpose of AzMERIT is to ensure that students are armed with the knowledge they need to be successful in this global economy both in the work force and in higher education.

Please remember, your support in emphasizing the importance of working hard in school, from start to finish, is the secret ingredient that ultimately makes students successful both in school and in life. As you may know, our new curriculum is more rigorous and will require time at home to accomplish “mastery learning!” Together, we will continue to work to make Willcox High School an excellent place for all students to learn. Be the Best – Where Effort is Required!

Go, Cowboys!

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson