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Welcome to Western High School, home of the Warriors. Western High has a rich tradition of academic success, student opportunities and school spirit. Western High School offers many courses and pathways in meeting the State of Michigan’s graduation requirements. Students choose additional courses from our curriculum and offered programs to meet their individual goals. 

whs building signWestern High School’s curriculum offers courses in art, drama, other world languages, choir and band. Students also have opportunities in CAD drafting and design, welding and wood shop. Some of our elective classes articulate with Delta earning students college credit while in high school. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in work-based learning, career center, and dual enrollment with Delta College or SVSU.  Western also supports a number of after school clubs for students such as Robotics, fishing, chess, SADD and many others.

WHS rests in the middle of Auburn, Michigan and is the home to approximately 1200 students.  Approx 70% of the senior class completes the FAFSA in preparation to further their education at the college level, WHS students are well-prepared for the next chapter of their lives.

Today, Western High School remains the home of the Warriors. WHS staff teach students more than academics.  We teach them to Be A Warrior!  Being a warrior is embracing the idea of doing the difficult things that need to be done to make oneself, one's team, one's school, one's family, one's community better. Warriors have always been needed in every culture/society throughout time, the same is true now. Warriors make a difference!  

Our History

Western High School opened its doors in 1973. Overcrowding at Central and Handy High Schools led to a need for Western to be built. During this time, the city kids would go to school in the morning and the country kids would go in the afternoon. New boundaries were established, with everyone west of Euclid Avenue attending Western High School. whs historical2Seniors were given the option to complete their education at Handy or Central.  On the first day of school there were Handy kids on one side of the room and Central kids on the other side. By the end of the year they were all Warriors.

Many things have changed since that first year. We have a new gym floor and lights, five computer labs, new carpet in many of the rooms, and updated athletic facilities. Our curriculum has also changed to meet the needs of the students and prepare them for the changing world we live in the 21st century.  We feel that when a student leaves Western High School, they will have the skills necessary to pursue any interest they may have.

Originally built as a high school, we currently share the building and facilities with Western Middle School.  The high school students are taught and encouraged to be role models for our younger Warriors. Although we share a campus, schedules are offset to differentiate between the two schools.  It is truly a unique experience for all students.

whs historical1While considered very young compared to other schools in our area, Western High School prides itself on its rural home, embracing country music, tractors, and a mascot named “Corny”. These unique traits have brought about traditions that only belong to Western. For example, our Relay for Life team sponsors the purchasing of permits to allow students to drive their tractors to school for a day. Our Leadership classes focus on community leadership with students completing various community based activities while promoting a “home town” environment. This helps all students feel welcome and part of the Warrior family.

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