Welcome to WHS!
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 nine 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.
Our Mission Statement
Educate and prepare all students for a successful future.
Wow! What a first quarter to the 2022–2023 school year we had!
Our district “We Are Willcox – All In” Community Festival held in September was a huge success. It was exciting seeing all of the staff, students, and community members come out to show off what WUSD and our local businesses have to offer. We will continue to host this event every fall, and if you have any feedback about the event, we would love to hear from you. We want to show off what our students do here at WHS and what amazing programs we have to offer.
As we continue into the second quarter, we’re gearing up for our WUSD school bond election. If you would like the facts about our school bond, please don’t hesitate to stop by our district office for a fact sheet or visit our WHS Facebook page, WUSD Facebook page, or Yes for Willcox Schools Facebook page. If you are unable to get the answers you need through those resources, please don’t hesitate to email Mr. Davis or call him at call (520) 384-8600. Election day is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Speaking about our awesome district, a special congratulations goes out to Mr. Ty White and Mrs. Nidhi Mehta. Mr. White was recognized as the Arizona Teacher of the Year (out of over 400 nominations) and National Rural Teacher of the Year. We wish him luck in his running for National Teacher of the Year, which is announced later this school year. Mrs. Mehta was just accepted by ASU as an Arizona ASAP STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Fellow. She will partner with ASU to advance STEM education throughout Arizona. We have great things going on in our school district, and all of our staff members deserve accolades for all they do for our students and our community.
We would like to encourage our families to take advantage of the variety of support systems to their student(s) during the school year. Examples of support that WHS provides are Z.A.P. (every day from 3:25 to 3:55 p.m.), after-school tutoring (when needed from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.), and Friday school (when available from 8:00 a.m. to noon). There may be instances where our teachers may assign students to attend any of the services listed above, but the majority of the time, our students assign themselves to these intervention supports on their own accord. Our students have been taking more responsibility for their learning, which in turn, shows how mature they are becoming when it comes to decision making for their own improvement in their classes and school activities.
Thank you for your continued support of our staff and students at WHS. As the great John Wooden once quoted, “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference”. We feel the love from our families and our community. If there is a way that we can serve you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We Are Willcox – All in!
Tammy Hall, Principal