Western School Corporation

Western School Corporation

Western School Corporation is a public school district which serves Russiaville, Alto, New London, West Middleton, and southwestern Kokomo in Howard County, Indiana. The school buildings themselves straddle two Howard County townships, Harrison and Monroe. The district itself spands three Howard County Townships: Harrison, Honey Creek and Monroe.

The school came to national attention in the mid-1980s due to its expulsion of hemophiliac Ryan White for being HIV-positive.


*Dr. Peter O'Rourke, Superintendent
*Randy McCracken, Assistant Superintendent

Building directory

*Western Administration Building
*Western Primary School (K-2)
*Western Intermediate School (3-5)
*Western Middle School (6-8)
*Western High School (9-12)

Western High School

*Founded: 1949
*Principal: Rick Davis
*Assistant Principal: Sharon Fields
*Athletics Director: Rick Fields
*Enrollment (2006-07): 791
*Colors: Black and White
*Mascot: Panther
*ISSMA State Champions:Class C-1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1996; Class B-1988
*ISSMA State Runner-Ups:Class C-2007
*Bands of America Grand National Champions, Class A: 1984(5th overall), 1985(10th overall), 1988(12th overall), 1990(14th overall)
*IHSAA State Championships: 1- Girls' Golf Team (2001)
*IHSAA State Runner-Ups: 4 [2-Girls' Softball (1993, 1994); 2- Girls' Golf Team (2002, 2004)]
*The High School competes in the Mid-Indiana Conference (MIC) for athletics.
*School Newspaper: "Western Union"
*Robotics Team: Panthertech [http://www.western.k12.in.us/whs/PantherTech/index.asp] (292)- Newton Award Winner 1 (2003)

Notable alumni

*Ryan White, hemophiliac expelled from Western School Corporation in the mid-1980s after contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion.
*Curt Cavin, sportswriter for "The Indianapolis Star"
*Kaitlyn Christopher, Miss Indiana USA 2005


External links

* [http://www.western.k12.in.us Western School Corporation]

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