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    William P. Smith
    Principal
    Phone: 706.868.4030
    Email: smithwi2@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

     Hatch 2
    Ameesah Hatch 
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: 706.868.4030
    Email: 

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    Travis McRae
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: 706.868.4030
    Email: 

    Lisa Norwood
    Lisa Norwood
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: 706.868-4030

     
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    Principal’s Message

     

    Dear PATRIOT NATION

             I am so excited to welcome everyone back to the best place to be in Richmond County...Westside High School!  This year will be packed with activities to celebrate 50 years of the BESTSIDE.  We look forward to the days ahead as we celebrate the accomplishments over the years and are excited to welcome back our alumni who have helped create this amazing environment.  We will be setting up campus tours and various other activities soon, so please be on the lookout for those annoucements. 

         This year will be our second year of implementing the Advanced Placement Academy.  This is a choice option within Richmond County and we are excited to continue to lead the district with these courses.  We are so proud of this program and are strategically planning to take this program to the next level.  We will also continue to partner with the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI) to support our AP Math, Science and ELA classes.

         Westside High School continues to lead the way with the highest graduation rate for comprehensive high schools in the district.  This is becoming a tradition and this is all because of the students, parents, faculty and staff, and the partners within our community.

         We value all students especially our students from military families.  We want to welcome you to Richmond County and are excited you chose us for your child's education.  Our program, "The Patriot Alliance", will provide a wraparound support system for your child.  We are working to be known as the military school of choice in Richmond County and look forward to our lasting partnership.  You are family and we value that.

        This year, our faculty and staff will embrace the theme, WE>ME.  Collectively, we will continue to build a culture of engaging academics, quality organizations, and an environment in which all are welcomed.  We are a diverse, multicultural school, that houses students with backgrounds from all over the world. We celebrate that diversity and are thankful for all the differences that have a unique way of bringing us together.  The Westside banner is proud to call all people that touch the lives on our campus....FAMILY

        Our mission is to be a top tier school in this state where academics and student life are the driving force of all we do.  We cannot do this alone and value your support.  Westside continues to be a flagship school of choice in Richmond County and our future looks bright! 

         Please let me know if there is anything you ever need.  I appreciate you entrusting us with your child’s education.

     

    William P. Smith, Principal

     

    PATRIOT