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About West Albany High School

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.

 

Superintendent Jim Golden’s letter on safe, welcoming schools:

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