Student and Staff Achievements

Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations

Core Values

Westbrook High School is committed to educating all students to achieve their unique potential as 21-st century learners. Faculty and staff value collaboration and reflection in order to provide instruction that engages all students in an equitable learning environment.


Westbrook High School believes that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning experiences and encouraged by a safe, supportive school climate that nurtures social connections, emotional well-being, academic skills, and personal integrity.

Learning Expectations

Students will meet expectations by:


  1. Reading a wide variety of texts effectively
  2. Writing effectively for a variety of purposes
  3. Presenting ideas accurately with the support of engaging media
  4. Thinking critically to solve problems and reach well-reasoned judgments
  5. Working responsibly and collaboratively


  1. Developing a spirit of belonging


  1. Contributing to a positive school climate by actively participating in the school community and respecting others

Recent News from Westbrook High School

  • Spamalot Postponed

    Due to the inclement weather, Thursday evening's performance of Spamalot has been postponed.  The rescheduled performance will take place on Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Tickets are available to the community and may be reserved through the online link below or via text or voicemail at 860.884.0051.
    Ticket holders for the Thursday evening performance may exchange them for the Saturday matinee.  Please know there are still tickets available for Friday and Saturday evenings, should you prefer, you may exchange for one of those performances until sold out. 
    Please note that the online link will remain live until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16th.  After this time please leave a  text or voicemail to 860.884.0051.
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  • WHS Music Food Drive

    On behalf of WHS Music and the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, we would like to thank you for your generous donations to our Fall Concert Food Drive. As you can see in the pictures below, WHS Music students all lent a hand to deliver the donations to the pantry at St. Mark's, where the items were very happily received by the food pantry staff. 
    Together, we collected 270 pounds of food and $40 in cash donations which, according to food pantry statistics, amounts to approximately 350 meals. This is is now our benchmark for what we hope becomes a growing annual tradition!
    WHS Music invited SSKP staff to attend our Fall Food Drive Concert on Thursday, Oct. 25, where Executive Director Ellen Rabin was publicly recognized for the important work she and her staff perform for our community.
    Attached is a copy of the concert program - in additional to the music we performed, you will also find information about how to give or get help from SSKP. Should any of you be interested in volunteering, donating, encouraging students to volunteer, or sharing information with a family in need, take a look in the program or visit the SSKP website at
    Thanks again for your support of WHS Music and the Westbrook community at large.
    Rachael Allen & Eric Gerhardt
    WHS Music
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Nov. 14, 2018

    Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.   Appointments may be made through the following website:   

    Please click the link below to view the parent letter that contains information as to how to set up your account and schedule your appointments:


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  • Join us for the Westbrook High School Theatre's production of Spamalot!

    On November 15th, 16th, and 17th, we will be performing Spamalot.  Order tickets online or visit our theatre page for more information!

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  • Students present at the National Education Association New England Aspiring Educators' Conference

    Westbrook High Teen Leadership/School Climate Students presented at the National Education Association New England Aspiring Educators' Conference on Sunday, October 21st at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. 

    Their topic was as follows:

    “Working with Students as Resources to enhance Social Emotional Learning in a School Setting

     Westbrook High School students shared first hand their training through the National School Climate Center and the ways to promote working with Students as Resources rather than objects or recipients in a school setting. The foundations of school climate training and Social Emotional Learning are a national trend for schools to promote safe, supportive learning environments that nurture social and emotional, civic, and academic growth for students. Westbrook High School is the first high school in the country to adopt the National School Climate Standards and a pioneer in promoting engagement through the training of students as well as faculty and staff. This workshop  provided not only valuable information included from school climate training but gave ideas, shared experiences and allowed for participation in a variety of related activities. This seminar was given to college students from eight different states attending the weekend long conference.  The NEA and CEA has never before included student presentations at their conference. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Buildings Closed

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  • WHS Mid-Term Exams - Early Dismissal

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  • Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences and Professional Development

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  • February Vacation

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Tara Winch, Principal


(860) 399-6214 

Principal's Acknowledgments

Congratulations Finian McGannon!


2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist 

It is an honor to recognize Finian McGannon for his outstanding academic achievement. He represents a very small percentage of U.S. high school seniors who have been named 2019 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. The number of Semifinalists named in each state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. Juniors enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The PSAT is administered yearly by Westbrook High School 10th and 11th graders and serves as an initial screen of program entrants.

Renee Perregaux and Cristopher Guzman


Certificate of Excellence
Congress of Future Medical Leaders

It is an honor to recognize Renee and Cristopher on their successful participation at the National Leadership Academies in Boston. Our students were mentored and inspired by Nobel prize winners in medicine, science, and the technologies.

Katelyn Wallace


Rotary Student of the Month

It is an honor to recognize Katelyn Wallace for her outstanding excellence, interest, and effort in English.

NEASC Accredidation Information

In October, Westbrook High School renewed its New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation.  Read the newspaper article written about the visit, as well as NEASC's final report, both available below.

WHS School Climate Survey Results