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Westfield High School (Westfield, Indiana)

Westfield High School is a public high school located in Westfield, Indiana, north of Indianapolis. Westfield High School is part of the Westfield Washington School District, and is commonly abbreviated as "WHS."

Westfield High School
Address
18250 North Union Street

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Coordinates40°03′06″N 86°07′48″W / 40.05167°N 86.13000°W / 40.05167; -86.13000Coordinates: 40°03′06″N 86°07′48″W / 40.05167°N 86.13000°W / 40.05167; -86.13000
Information
TypePublic
School districtWestfield-Washington Schools
PrincipalStacy McGuire
Faculty139
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,164 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)              
Athletics conferenceHoosier Crossroads Conference
NicknameShamrocks
YearbookShamrocket
Website

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HistoryEdit

The shamrock was chosen to represent the school's athletic teams due to the significant population of Quakers living in the community who preferred a nonviolent mascot. From 1968, up until 1997, the school was on the south side of Hoover Street. The former high school is still standing, and forms the west end of Westfield Middle School. Before the old high school was built, WHS was located by S.R. 32, east of U.S. 31. This school at one time served grades Kindergarten and 7-12. In 1970, the auditorium and gymnasium were burnt down. The school still served as the junior high, although there was no auditorium or gym. A new middle school was built in 1976. In the fall of 1997, the school relocated to its current location at the intersection of Hoover and Union Streets, just north of the old school.

In 2014, Riverview Health agreed to pay $1.5 million over 10 years for the naming rights to Westfield High School's football stadium.[2]

On April 23, 2015, 16 students were injured as the stage in the school's auditorium collapsed during a concert. The story gained national media attention. [3]

On August 21, 2015, Westfield High School officially opened its new $7.5 million stadium to the public for their first home game. Which they won 38-21 against Harrison. [4]

AthleticsEdit

Westfield athletic teams, nicknamed the Shamrocks, compete in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. WHS is a 4A school in Indiana's class system for athletics, except for football, in which Westfield is a 6A school. Westfield's mascot which appears at many athletic events is named Rocky and resembles a combination of the University of Notre Dame's fighting leprechaun logo and Purdue University's "Purdue Pete". Westfield's Girls' Cross Country team has been a powerhouse throughout Indiana for the past decade and a half, including four state championships: 1998, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Westfield Boys' golf has also won three state championships, in 2013, 2015 and 2016. After two prior trips to the state finals in football (2A in '92 and 5A in '13) the Rocks won their first State Championship in class 5A football during the '16-'17 season.

Sports offeredEdit

  • Boys' Baseball
  • Boys' and Girls' Basketball
  • Boys' and Girls' Cross Country (Girl State Champs 4x - 1998-99, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08)[5]
  • Boys' Football (2016 State Champs in 5A)[6]
  • Boys' and Girls' Golf (Boys State Champs 3x - 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16)[7]
  • Boys' and Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Softball
  • Boys' and Girls' Swimming & Diving
  • Boys' and Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' and Girls' Track & Field
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Boys' Wrestling
  • Boys' and Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys' and Girls' Rugby

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IHSAA School Directory
  2. ^ Herrington, Robert. "Riverview Health gets naming rights to Westfield stadium". Current in Westfield. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ https://gma.yahoo.com/stage-collapses-indiana-high-school-students-injured-042047054--abc-news-topstories.html
  4. ^ http://whs.wws.k12.in.us/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=485456&id=0
  5. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Schools/StateChampHistory/StateChampionshipsbySchool/tabid/1940/Default.aspx#35772042-w
  6. ^ https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/11/26/westfield-earns-its-first-state-football-title/94499790/
  7. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Schools/StateChampHistory/StateChampionshipsbySchool/tabid/1940/Default.aspx#35772042-w

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