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Willcox High School
Be the Best - Where Effort is Required!

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.

Principal's Message

Cowboy Nation,

This school year is passing by so quickly, and it is hard to believe that we are just a few weeks away from our winter break! Our staff has been working with our students to ensure they meet our Arizona state standards to be prepared for whatever the future holds for them. Arizona has chosen the ACT and the ASPIRE as their state standardized tests that will be taken in the spring semester. All juniors will take the ACT at the end of February and the beginning of March, and all freshmen will take the ASPIRE test in April. We look forward to monitoring the progress our students are making in all academic areas.

One area that we have noticed a nice improvement in is our reading scores. At this time, 34% of our students are at or above reading grade levels which is already doubled from last year’s results. We also have a higher number of students who are exiting out of the Reading Plus program and moving on to ACT/SAT prep. Your continued support of Reading Plus is what is driving these results. Thank you for encouraging your student(s) to increase their reading levels. Reading is the foundation for all subject areas, and we look forward to our students exceeding expectations in all classes.

Get ready for our spring time parent-teacher conferences. We will continue the same format as the fall semester. Our office will schedule team meetings for students who are struggling in multiple classes, and teachers will be available to meet with other families who are interested during their prep time or after school. If you are unable to meet with the teachers, we encourage you to either email or set up a phone conference with the teacher(s) you would like to meet with. If you would like more information about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

One more reminder. At the end of each semester we have time set aside for final exams. Students must be present for our final exams which are up to 30% of the student’s final grade in their classes. Some teachers may even assign a final project at the final exam, so it’s important that students follow due dates and prepare to present their project if it is part of their final grade. Grades received at the end of each semester is the final grade and is the grade that is placed on the student’s transcript. Please continue to monitor your student’s progress in their classes via PowerSchool. If you need information regarding access to PowerSchool, please stop by our Attendance office or contact me and we will help you out.

We look forward to the remainder of the school year. Our staff and students are making great progress in the classroom, and I can’t wait to see the gains they’ve made when our Reading Plus and state testing scores are released. Thank you for all of the support you’ve given us this school year, and we appreciate those of you who voted to retain our district override. The override will allow us to continue to provide a variety of programs to our students. If you have any feedback regarding our program or services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Tammy Hall

Tammy Hall, Principal