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Weddington High School (WHS) is a public high school located east of Weddington, North Carolina , as part of Union County Public Schools. As of June 2017, the school has been operating under the leadership of principal Dr. Jay Jones.[1] Weddington's main feeder schools, Weddington Elementary and Weddington Middle, are located on the same campus as the high school.

Weddington High School
Location
4901 Monroe Weddington Road

, ,
28104

Information
TypePublic
Established2000
School districtUnion County Public Schools
PrincipalDr. Jay Jones

Assistant Principals:

Marni Menkin John Grexa

Thomas Brookshire
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,358[1] (2015-2016)
Color(s)Navy and Kelly Green
         
Slogan"Preparing All Students to Succeed"
Athletics conferenceSouthern Carolina 3A
MascotWarriors
RivalsCuthbertson High School, Marvin Ridge High School
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AcademicsEdit

As of 2011, Weddington had the highest graduation rate of seniors in the state of North Carolina for the fifth year in a row, with the graduation rate going up from 91.7% to 95.7%.[citation needed]

Weddington is a Honors School of Excellence with high growth. To be recognized as an Honors School of Excellence, a school must have 90% or above of their composite End of Course Test scores above grade level. Weddington's test scores are the highest in Union County.

Weddington High School was on Newsweek magazine's "2013 America's Best High Schools" list.[2] Weddington ranked 470th out of 2000 national schools. There are over 18,000 high schools in the United States, placing Weddington in the top three percent.

ProgramsEdit

The Weddington High School marching band's 2013-2014 director, Jill Brooks, was selected as the recipient of the 2013-2014 American School Band Directors Association Outstanding Potential Award. The band was also highlighted in an issue of Appleseed Magazine for showing the power of music along with the levels of hard work and enthusiasm required to exist in a marching band.[3]

As of 2013, Weddington provides its students with a Marine Corps JROTC program. Instructed by retired Marines Lieutenant Colonel David Morgan and Sergeant Major Matthew Brookshire, the program has won two over-all awards from Union County drill meets, along with a host of other drill awards in just its first two years. Weddington's MCJROTC program, as of 2015, consists of about 60 cadets. In May 2017, the MJROTC Women's Athletic Team finished 3rd in the National Competition, held in San Diego, CA.

AthleticsEdit

The school has earned 3A State Championships in the following sports:

  • (2003-2004): Women's Cross Country
  • (2009-2010): Cheerleading
  • (2012-2013): Baseball
  • (2013-2014): Baseball
  • (2013-2014): Men's Cross Country
  • (2015-2016): Men's Cross Country
  • (2015-2016): Men's Soccer
  • (2015-2016): Men's Indoor Track & Field
  • (2015-2016): Women's Soccer
  • (2016-2017): Football
  • (2016-2017): Men's Lacrosse
  • (2016-2017): Men's Tennis
  • (2016-2017): Men's Outdoor Track & Field
  • (2017-2018): Men’s Indoor Track & Field
  • (2017-2018): Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
  • (2017-2018): Men’s Lacrosse
  • (2018-2019): Football
  • (2018-2019): Men’s Cross Country
  • (2018-2019): Men's Indoor Track & Field
  • (2018-2019): Men's Outdoor Track & Field
  • (2018-2019): Men's Lacrosse

The school has also earned over a dozen of the NCHSAA Team Scholar Athlete Awards for having the highest team GPA, regardless of classification.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "About Our School". Weddington High. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  2. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html
  3. ^ "WHS Marching Band and Director receive Recognition". wdhs.ucps.k12.nc.us/. Weddington High School.

Coordinates: 35°00′03″N 80°43′32″W / 35.0007°N 80.7255°W / 35.0007; -80.7255