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
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2019–20 school year! I feel extremely honored to be the principal at Willcox High School, and I look forward to working with you to ensure that your student has a great experience here and becomes a successful member of society after high school.
Our high school is going through some changes this school year beside the changes in our offices and some new faces in the classroom. First of all, we have increased class time from 55 minutes per period to 65 minutes per period. This change allows more time for students and teachers to work together to meet Arizona state standards. Because of this change, we moved from a seven-period day to a six-period day to keep our dismissal times similar to the past. This change has reduced the amount of sections that we offer during the school year and does not allow room for students to change their schedule (we will only allow schedule changes if there was an administrative error.) Another routine that has changed with the longer periods is that we will only have one lunch period this school year (the last couple of years, we had two separate lunch periods.) We are excited for our staff and students to share the same lunch and take advantage of that time to hang out with one another and to hold class, club, or team meetings.
We would also like to invite any parent or guardian to join our site council. The site council will meet monthly in my office, and we will work together to make Willcox High School a beacon of success in our community. Please notify our office if you are interested in this opportunity. We look forward to working with you and sharing ideas to make our school, staff, and students the best they can be.
Below is a list of upcoming events. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- August 2 – Free sports physicals at Sulphur Springs Medical Center from 8:00 a.m. to noon
- August 7 – First day of school (tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m.)
- August 15 – Cochise College mandatory meeting for all dual-credit students at 6:00 p.m. at WHS
- August 20 – School picture day and open house at 5:45 p.m. (meet in the WHS auditorium)
We hope that the start of the 2019–20 school year will be a successful one for both the students and their families. Once again, if you have any questions or need more information regarding our school, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 384.8601. Welcome back!