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News & Announcements

PXP Field Trip

During two days, the Freshmen PXP students went on a field trip. Click here to see photos!

West Debate

Congratulations to our debaters for their performance at their first local competition of the season. They participated in the Young Lawyers tournament at East High School this past Friday and Saturday competing against the very best teams in the state. Overall, West debaters won 18 awards. Five earned first place honors, and team Tristan Blot & Kenji Aoki won a gigantic trophy for winning the varsity policy division. Though the tournament didn't do overall sweepstakes awards, West's collective effort was by far, better than any other school attending:

  • In novice public forum debate, teams Ambri George & Allissa Nipper and Charlotte Mautz & Oliver Lundgren were semifinalists. Oliver Lungren also won 3rd speaker.
  • In varsity Lincoln Douglas debate, Kenneth Nelson was a quarter-finalists. Michael Tao went undefeated in eight rounds and won first place and was awarded 2nd speaker.
  • In novice policy, Nathan Taylor & Lucy Zavitz were quarter-finalists. Arianna Meinking & Matthew Kim were semi-finalists.Lauren Bacon & Jane Galian won first place.
  • In varsity policy, Sam Lair & Kiyan Banuri were semi-finalists. Tristan Blot & Kenji Aoki won first place.

IB Information Night

West High School's first International Baccalaureate Information Night will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm in the West High School Choir Room (223). We encourage all interested students, particularly 8th graders to attend, including current West High ELP students. West High School has the oldest and most diverse IB Programs in the state of Utah. Come learn about our goals and the choices that are available to you for a demanding college preparatory education.

Please contact Shannon Wilson at with any questions.

Teacher of the Year

Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction Rich K. Nye announced today that Salt Lake City School District West High School English language development and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher Valerie S. Gates has been named 2017 Utah Teacher of the Year. Gates, of Salt Lake City, was presented with a check for $10,000 and will compete with her fellow teachers of the year in a national competition. Gates will also receive a laptop computer from PC Laptops and a $250 check from McDonald’s. She will meet with fellow teachers of the year at a national conference, meet with the President in Washington, D.C., and attend space camp in Alabama next summer.

Teacher of the Year

9th-Period Program

Want to become more involved in West High School? Interested in our 9th-Period Program? Click here to find out more information. Here are the links to the different bus routes for the after-school activities that run at 4pm and 5:30pm: Westside and Avenues

Late Start Mondays

Late Start Monday classes will begin at 9:30am on August 29th and will end on February 27th. Check the Calendar section for a printable schedule.

Attendance Email

Interested in excusing your child's absence through email? The attendance email is

Parent Power School Accounts

Need to access your student's Power School account to check on grades and attendance? Forgot or don't have a password yet? Click here for directions on how to create one.


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Contact Us

West High School
241 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
phone: 801.578.8500
fax: 801.578.8516

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