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.
A Message from Our Principal
As the first quarter comes to the end and the students are gearing up for the end of the first semester, we would like to take time to reflect on our learning. Everyone at Willcox High School is a learner, and as we continue through the school year it’s important that we practice our newly acquired skills and apply the information that we’ve learned this year. Jiddu Krishnamurti stated it perfectly, “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
Our staff and students started the new school year energized and their enthusiasm continues to grow. Everyone participated in the homecoming week activities such as door decorating, dressing up for spirit days, creating class banners, and building floats. At the end of the week, the juniors conquered all by coming out on top with the most points for the week. October has also been extremely busy for our FFA students and advisors as they show their animals and their talents at local fairs, including the Arizona State Fair. It is also the time of year that they work closely with the community and help serve food at the annual Rex Allen Days Hall of Fame dinner, run the concession stand at the rodeo, and provide clean-up crews for other events around town – they are busy! Our Chief Science Officer program is also off to a great start as the students are planning a number of events for our science students to participate in. Some of their activities include a trip to the Reid Park Zoo and the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. They are also planning educational activities by the Cochise County Health Department for our PE/Health students in the upcoming months.
The Willcox Unified School District bond election will be on November 5. We sent ballots by mail this year and they can be either mailed or dropped off at the district office (480 N. Bisbee Avenue) on election day.
Please continue to support our staff and students as the school year progresses – we appreciate everything our community does for Willcox High School.