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Principal's Message

Welcome to West Scranton High School!


West Scranton High School is a comprehensive high school of approximately 1,000 students in grades 9 through 12. West Scranton High School has been acknowledged as an outstanding educational institution with statewide and national recognition. In the spring of 2014 our school was awarded with a bronze status from US News & World Report. My heart-felt goal for West Scranton students, and hopefully yours too, is to establish a partnership among the parents, the teachers and the school. Together with you and our community, we strive to provide opportunities for students to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential. We emphasize and work diligently to provide for the education of the whole person.


A host of extracurricular opportunities are available to students based upon their individual interests and talents. With this in mind, we encourage all students to be involved in school activities beyond the school day. It is our experience that students who are involved in clubs, activities, or athletics develop positive relationships with their peers, coaches, and teachers, and have an overall better attitude toward schooling. We, who have had the honor of working with your children and preparing them for bright futures every day, are aware of the progression of each student in the building.



Our community based school allows us the opportunity to become acquainted with your children on an individual basis. Just as you, we have had the pleasure of seeing the educational, emotional and personal advancement of your children, of our students. We share in the pride you take in them. They are the pride of West Side. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any information or have any questions about the programs offered at our school.


Opening day activities will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 with a special inspirational assembly program sponsored by our PRIDE Team that will feature the group “ATTABOY.” Students are to report to the auditorium upon their new arrival time to school by 8:10 AM on this day. Our new dismissal time will be 2:50 PM.


On behalf of the West Scranton High School faculty, staff and administration, we wish you great success for the 2015-16 school year!



Robert Gentilezza