Principal’s Message 

    Dear Westside High School,


    I am so excited to welcome everyone back to the best place to be in Richmond County...Westside High School!  This year will be an exciting year even though we continue to walk through this pandemic.

    This year will be my third year as principal of the #BESTSIDE!  I have the honor of helping lead one of the best faculty and staff in the state!  Our teachers are dedicated to our purpose which is to serve students and their families to ultimately increase student learning.

    I encourage everyone to sign up for our Remind Messages, connect with us on social media and visit our website regularly.  Our main priority this year is safety.  Our entire campus is set up so that students and faculty feel safe.

    We will also be focusing on academics and moving our school forward.

    We are in our fourth 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 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", provides a wraparound support system for military families.  As a military school of choice in Richmond County, we feel grateful for you choosing us.

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

    William P. Smith, Ed. D.

    Westside High School