Hard Work Caring Team Work Excellence Professionalism
Hard Work – Results come from persistence and dedication to a task. Excellence is earned.
Team Work – We work together to be at our best. We don’t leave one another behind. We voice suggestions to improve our classes and our school as a whole.
Caring – We demonstrate care and concern for one another when we are in need because it is the right thing to do.
Excellence – We don’t seek average results—we seek excellent results. We challenge one another to always grow and be better and we celebrate big and small wins towards our goal of excellence. WE define our criteria for success and we teach and learn for mastery—not just for grades.
Professionalism – We dress neatly and appropriately (in uniform) and use formal English in the classroom. We are on time and demonstrate excellent attendance. We work to prepare ourselves for college, work and life.
The mission of West Side High School is to prepare all of our students for college, career, and citizenship. We will provide a safe, clean, positive, and supportive learning environment in which all students can successfully develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We want children to be in positions to lead lives of enduring quality and accomplishment.
We regard development of both intellect (academic proficiency) and strength of character as a prime means to that end.
West Side High School is characterized by:
- A safe and orderly environment
- Clear and focused academic goals for each student
- Frequent monitoring of each student’s learning
- Additional opportunities to learn for those who struggle initially
- A collaborative culture amongst all staff members
- High expectations for each student
- Strong leadership
- Effective partnerships with parents/families
West Side High School Motto