West Iredell High School Profile
Principal: Ms. Ellyn Johnson Gaither
Faculty and Staff: 96
Each person at West Iredell High School is dedicated to the success of each student. We help students reach their potential on a caring and warm campus. We also focus on the success of our staff. We offer frequent professional development and the support to ensure out staff is able to use the new skills they learn.
Creating excellence every day through powerful individualized instruction paired with technology to prepare our students to achieve their academic potential. Our students will become 21st Century learners and successful members of the community. We will achieve our mission with support of our staff, parents, and the community.
Creating Excellence Every Day!
Respect – We acknowledge one another’s dignity and ideas. We interact in a courteous way. We genuinely talk and listen to each other.
Competence – We believe in each other’s ability and willingness to fulfill our responsibilities effectively.
Personal Regard – We care about each other both professionally and personally. We are willing to go beyond our formal roles and responsibilities as needed – to go the extra mile.
Integrity – We trust each other to put the interest of children first, especially when tough decisions have to be made. We keep our word.
Attitude – We accept responsibility for keeping our attitudes positive rather than negative. We are convinced that attitude can make or break an individual or an organization. We are lighting candles rather than cursing the darkness.
Improvements to the School
Over the next couple of years there is supposed to be upgrades to several of our athletic fields as well as a new roof on the older building to hopefully eliminate leaks.
SWAG (Supporting Warriors to Achieve Greatness)
Our students receive one hour each day to participate in any of the following: tutoring, clubs, intramural sports, etc.
We are a data driven school. This does not mean that we stop listening to input from our staff. On the contrary, we seek out and welcome suggestions and new ideas if they can improve either student performance or teacher instruction.
West Iredell High School is a school with very strong community ties. Several of our teachers graduated from West and have returned to teach here. It is true we are an older school but our facilities have been updated and some of our athletic facilities will begin to be updated over the next couple of years. We have been around long enough that we have a very strong and loyal community following. Even within the school, new teachers notice how there is a strong sense of a family connection with students and staff.
Black or African American
Free or Reduced Lunch
Distance Learning Advisor
Current AP Classes
Calculus AB Biology English Language and Composition
United States History World History English Literature and Composition
AP Capstone Seminar AP Capstone Research Spanish Language and Culture
Cheerleading Cross Country Football
Men & Women’s Golf Men & Women’s Soccer Men & Women’s Tennis
Volleyball Men & Women’s Basketball Swimming
Wrestling Baseball Softball
Track & Field
FCA ~ Fellowship of Christian Athletes FFA ~ Future Farmers of America
International Thespian Beta ~ Honors club
SADD ~ Students Against Destructive Decision Health Science
Mentors Student Council
Rocket Club Satellite Club
Diversity 1st Priority
Art Warrior Weekly
Skills USA Multicultural Club
Contact Information: Ellyn Gaither, Principal, 213 Warrior Drive, Statesville, NC 28625. Phone - (704) 873-2181. Email – Click Here to Email Mrs. Gaither.