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Westmoreland High School
District Newsletter

Follow the link below to read about how WHS and other Sumner County Schools are preparing for TN Ready Testing.

SCS District Newsletter (Fall, 2015)

WHS Parent Survey

Parent Survey Results Are In!

A special “Thank you” to the 275 parents who participated in this year’s School Climate Survey! Our analysis of your responses identified certain Strengths and Areas for Improvement that we would like to report to you.

Areas of Strength:

Our school's purpose statement is clearly focused on student success.

Our school has high expectations for students in all classes.

Our school provides a safe learning environment.

Our school has established goals and a plan for improving student learning.

My child is prepared for success in the next school year.

My child knows the expectations for learning in all classes.

Areas for Improvement:

My child sees a relationship between what is being taught and his/her everyday life.

All of my child's teachers help me to understand my child's progress.

All of my child's teachers work as a team to help my child learn.

All of my child's teachers meet his/her learning needs by individualizing instruction.

All of my child's teachers keep me informed regularly of how my child is being graded.

The Faculty, Administration, and Staff of WHS appreciate your input and look forward to supporting what you, as parents, see as our Strengths and improving in areas you identified for Improvement.


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Welcome to Westmoreland High School, where spirit, pride, and tradition are the bywords of a school in which the entire community takes pride! WHS has been serving the students and families of northern Sumner County since the 1930s. Over the years, the students have excelled in both academic and extracurricular activities. We are exceptionally proud of our continuous commitment to the improvement of student learning.

Located in the backwoods of Westmoreland, TN, WHS is the best-kept secret of Sumner County. Our student population is approximately 580 students with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. 

 Our community is one that provides support and encouragement to all areas of our endeavors, and its support contributes greatly to the success of our students. We desire to continue our commitment to excellence in education; yet, we recognize that our students must be prepared to meet challenges far different from students in the past. It is with this attitude that we at Westmoreland High School understand the need for and commit ourselves to answering the challenges of the twenty-first century. 


Our Mission and Vision:

Mission Statement

Westmoreland High School’s Mission is to provide a broad educational experience within a safe atmosphere in order that all students may develop their academic, social, emotional, and physical potentials.

 Vision Statement

At Westmoreland high School, we are committed to our vision of teaching and learning, where

  • Students

    • Come to school regularly, on time, and prepared to learn

    • Are responsible for their own academic success by participating in the educational process in and out of school

    • Understand their current performance levels and work toward improvement


  • Teachers

    • Design and implement a standards-based curriculum

    • Work collaboratively and use data to develop, implement, and examine lessons and assessments to support student learning

    • Will set consistent, high expectations for their performance and for their students’ performance


  • The School

    • Will develop curriculum that addresses mastery of academic content and acquisition of life skills

    • Will create a supportive environment that establishes student/staff rapport and fosters students’ sense of community

    • Will provide a solid foundation for post-secondary educational choices and career opportunities


  • Parents and Community

    • Participate in the life of the school by attending programs, volunteering service, and assisting in the processes designed to enhance the various aspects of the school

    • Participate in two-way communication with the school for information and feedback

WHS History

History of Westmoreland High School

Researched and written by Haley Cook and Jesica Eppstein

as part of their ACT Prep Class in March, 2015.

Westmoreland High School did not exist prior to 1910. Around the Westmoreland community multiple one room school houses were scattered every few miles. Finally, a central school building was constructed in Westmoreland itself. This building served as a two year high school after its time as an elementary school. Soon enrollment at this school increased and a new school was needed. Westmoreland contributed $10,000 to add on a new section for the high school that included an auditorium and two wings out to the gym. When this school was reopened in 1929, grades 1-12 were taught there and it even hosted the East Sumner Fair in the 1930’s-1940’s. It was one of the largest fairs of the time. Tragedy struck in December of 1955 when fire broke out in the school; the fire started in the cafeteria and spread fast throughout the building. The only section that was left was the Agricultural Annex, which was separated from the main building. While classes were held around town in places like churches, a new high school and separate elementary school were being built. In 1955, the new high school building was completed and served grades 6-12. In 1988 a new additional wing was built onto the school and served strictly as the high school. Just as Westmoreland population increased over the decades so did the school’s enrollment. In 2004, a new high school building was built. This structure serves as our current day high school and is located at 4300 Hawkins Drive.