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Principal Dr. Carlos Blair

Dear Western Hills Families, 

I want to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! 

I hope you had an enjoyable summer and had many opportunities to create new memories. The teachers and staff earnestly await the return of our students! We look forward to working with your child and want to ensure they experience academic, social, and emotional success at West High.  

Enroll in a (2-4) year college or trade school. 

Enlist in the Armed Forces. 

Or secure Employment upon graduating high school. 

Your child’s success is essential to us. I want you to know that we have many partnerships, activities, and clubs to keep your child engaged and motivated. Studies show that students who participate in after-school programs experience far greater success than those who do not. With that said, West High is a comprehensive school that offers the following: Accelerated Courses, ACT Prep, Academic Clubs, After School Tutoring, Athletic sports, Grade level support, including assistant principals Mr. Snow - grades (7-8), Mr. Shepard - grades (9-10), Ms. Colon grades (11-12), Mr. Bowden (AP Culture), Counselors Ms. Classetti grade (9) Ms. Garlington grade (10), Mr. McAleenan (11-12), and we will soon hire two additional counselors to meet the needs of our students. Besides the staff discussed above, additional staff is accessible to help your child.


All students are required to attend school every day and attend all scheduled classes. School starts at 8:00 am, and dismissals at 3:00 pm. Research reveals that students with chronic absences achieve lower academic achievement and graduation rates than students who attend school regularly. If your child is sick, please call the attendance line at (513) 363-8905.

Closed Campus 

Western Hills is a closed campus. Students must stay on campus during the duration of the school day. Door Dash and other fast food delivery options are prohibited.

Code of Conduct 

Please review the CPS Code of Conduct. Students must enter through the front exterior doors of Western Hills High School. Any student who opens exterior doors without authorization will receive consequences.  

Dress Code

Students must adhere to the dress code outlined in the Student Handbook. Students will be asked to change and will not be allowed to attend class while in violation of the dress code. We ask that you partner with us to alleviate all dress code violations. Administration and staff members will monitor the dress code. 


Students will receive their schedules during the student orientation on August 11, 2023. Students who cannot attend the orientation will receive a schedule on the first day of school. If transcripts are not received from the previous school, students will receive a mock schedule. 


Updates will be provided during student orientation. 

In closing, we want all students at West High to experience success. Please partner with us as we work collaboratively to help your child excel during the 2023-2024 academic school year. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (513) 363-8900. 


Dr. Carlos Blair, Principal