To prepare all students for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities

WHS Front of Building  
At Pocono Mountain West High School, we believe:
  • All students have the ability to learn and succeed
  • Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect
  • Students learn at different rates using a variety of learning styles
  • Authentic learning is a lifelong process acquired through study, problem-solving and experience
  • All students have talents and strengths that must be developed
  • All students should be academically and socially accountable
  • All individuals can experience lifelong personal growth
  • Students learn best when the school, home, and community are involved and serve as positive role models

The school has 1725 students in grades 9 through 12.  West High School boasts a very diverse student population, of which 36% are African-American, 35% are Caucasian, 26% are Latino/Hispanic, 2% are Asian and less than 1%  are American Indian/Alaskan Native.  Additionally, 69% of the students are economically disadvantaged.