Students enrolled 825
Hours no info
School leader Mr Jeff Link
Transportation options Yes
District Caldwell County Schools

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300 West Caldwell Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645

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3 stars
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May 07, 2014
If I could rate this school a negative, I would. You will find students using smokeless tobacco in school, spitting on the flooring, posters or carrying their spit bottles with them. Students who do want to learn have a difficult time as other students are disruptive in class, many times backing talking the teacher, wandering around in class and the teacher does nothing. These issues are not isolated either. Go to the school yourself, walking around during the day, you will see kids skipping class, go out for a smoke in the parking lot. You bring these things to the leadership .nothing. This is a typical school lets pass the student and move them own .not my problem then. Test scores have fallen every year for the last 10 years in this school. School moral is awful. No home coming dance. And get this, they have a hall monitor that checks your clothes. If you have a dime size whole in your jeans, off to ISS. You can use tobacco in school and skip classes and smoke in the parking lot, but don t have a small hole in your jeans. If this school does not get a grip on things it is going to continue to its downward spin.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
This school does not have many teachers that care about learning ability for other student. There are many students that don't take learning seriously but some of these people in the school don't really help or do much to help the student. They believe that since they are getting paid they don't have to make any effort to help any of the students that are falling behind. This school needs to find a way to weed out the students that just don't want to be there attending that school; that do not desire good grades and those that do not value the respect of others or the respect that is given them. This school even refuses to give extras time to the students that need it for the HSPA. Students asked for more time and they refused to give it. You need a 200 to past that test. Students are getting 198 and 197s. This does not mean that the student did not try. But in fact, he or she needed more time to work out each question. But they suggested speed-reading. But how can you use it for the math part? More time is needed, is that so hard to do? And this comes from a guidance counselor. They were suppose to help with all of this but it didn t not solve the problem when taken to them.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2012
I can't tell you much about West Caldwell now, as I can tell you about West Caldwell when I graduated in 1982. The school challenged me to be the best I could be. The teachers reinforced my value and belief system and I had many friends for which I am still in contact with today. I now live in Europe and own a international business and my company is quite successful. I will forever be grateful for my experiences and education at West Caldwell. Go Warriors! Remember, we are all responsible for our own and our childrens education and success.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2011
I was planing on sending my child to WCH. Until I heard from many other parents with teens attending WCH that the school had went down hill in the last year or so and more bulling than a few years ago. So looking into else where or maybe CCC&TI for my teen. I can't say for sure if this a good or bad school but trying just to find the best one has my teen has special needs.No child or teen needs to be bullied. That only puts pressure on the child and parent. What child would look forward to going to school or even learning when they know they are facing getting teased and picked on all the time.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
West Caldwell is like a family. All the teachers work together to take care of student needs and to take care of each other. I cant imagine a better school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
The past two years, under Mr. David Colwell, principal, test scores skyrocketed, graduation rates jumped, and the schol's attendance became the best among the traditional high schools in the area. My two children loved attending WCHS. They especially liked Mr. Colwell.

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December 13, 2008
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November 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 19, 2008
As an Alumni of West Caldwell High School, I believe that the teachers are of the finest in the state. Several of the teachers from each of the departments are North Carolina Certified teachers. I hold West Caldwell to high standards in all of the areas of academia. The school achieved several awards and notable rewards from magazines and the community. I wish to one day become an educator at West Caldwell in the field of Mathematics and believe that the school will still hold up to both my standards and those of the wonderful state of North Carolina.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
March 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
As a student i think west caldwell is great. I always feel safe. Our new principal is a great person. The only thing it is missing is parent involvement. Alot of the parents at my school seam to not care about there children education. I think our grades would go up alot more if some people where pushed to do good. A lot of sub teachers always come in scarred because they are told all these bad stories. But at the end of the day they see that they are all wrong. I think that our different background make us who we are. We love proving people wrong and that is what we seam to keep doing. Just look at our test scores!!!

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2006
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October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2005
West Caldwell is a very diverse school of kids of different ethics. The diverse in that school teaches the kids from what I seen;to learn to get along with other different people. Making them open minded. West Caldwell does not have many fights if there is a fight, its only because some the kids have yet to learn to grow up. West Caldwell has good classes and teachers. They try to work on getting the kids to pass school and keeping the school clean.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 29, 2005
The quality of academics could be much higher if the school had higher expectations of their students. The English Department head is proud of the number of failures she has each year. She reads books aloud to the whole class. No activities are planned to help reach all children. The head of the science department screens her students at the beginning of each semester and only accepts students she thinks she can pass and she still fails students. Where is the challenge in these two departments? I tranferred my son to another school in the same district and he is doing quite well. The principal leads with the popular opinion, not what might be best for the students. I did not feel welcome to go to West Caldwell with concerns about my son.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 15, 2004
As a student at, W.C.H.S. I would like to say West Caldwell is a good school. The teachers are great. The students are great too!

- submitted by a student
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West Caldwell High
300 West Caldwell Drive, Lenoir, NC  28645
(828) 758-5583
Last modified West Caldwell High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Caldwell High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.