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Orsborn2 Susie Orsborn, Principal

  • B.S. Oregon State University
  • M.Ed. University of Oregon
  • Administrator for all Seniors
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Engel_Rich_15 Rich Engel, Assistant Principal

  • B.S. Public Policy & Administration, Western Oregon University
  • M.Ed. Special Education Instruction, Western Oregon University
  • Administrator for all Juniors
  • Email
Davisson_Brett_42 Brett Davisson, Assistant Principal

  • B.S. History, Oregon State University
  • M.A.T. Western Oregon University
  • Administrator for all Sophomores
  • Email

SmithJ-3 Jessica Smith, Dean of Students, AVID Coordinator

  • Dean for all Freshmen
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bulldog_body Pat Richards, Athletic Coordinator


Mission Statement

The West Albany Learning Community will provide a positive, safe school with quality, caring relationships, engaging all students so they may experience success.

We believe this mission is enhanced by:

  • Providing for and insisting upon a SAFE SCHOOL;
  • Emphasizing the concept that each student must experience SUCCESS in his or her school work;
  • Stressing¬†RELEVANCE between what the student does in the classroom and what he or she wants to do after graduation;
  • Being FLEXIBLE and INNOVATIVE in the ways we respond to the needs of the student and the community; and by
  • All members of the community COLLABORATING and SHARING in the responsibility of learning for our students.

School Improvement Goals

West Albany High School will:

  • Increase school-wide attendance rate;
  • Achieve a true 0% dropout rate;
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting the OSAT benchmarks in reading and math to 70%;
  • Commit to strengthening meaningful connections with the diverse population attending our school and growing at-risk population.