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West Lafayette Junior Senior High School

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Type  Public high school
Principal  Ron Shriner
Grades  7–12
Number of students  1,089 (2013–2014)
Established  1939
Faculty  64
Phone  +1 765-746-0400
West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School
School district  West Lafayette Community School Corporation
Address  1105 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
District  West Lafayette Community School Corporation
Athletics conference  Hoosier Athletic Conference

West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School (also informally known as West Side High School or simply West Side) is the only high school within the West Lafayette city limits, and is administered by the West Lafayette Community School Corporation.



West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School was constructed in 1939 of cream brick and glass at a cost of $225,000, and was remodeled in the late 1990s. The school is located near Purdue University, and the children of many Purdue faculty and staff attend West Side. In 2012, the school was ranked as the 2nd and 4th best public high school in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek, respectively.


The school offers athletic programs including football, baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, wrestling, golf, track and field, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The teams play under the nickname of the Red Devils and belong to the Hoosier Athletic Conference. The West Lafayette football team won Indiana high school state football championships in 1993 and 2009 (in Class 2A and Class 3A, respectively). Other state championships include the 1964 and 2014 boys cross country, 1998 girls Class 3A basketball, and 2013 girls soccer titles.

Notable alumni

  • Greg Christopher (Class of 1984), athletic director
  • Neil Eggleston (Class of 1971), White House Counsel
  • Bob Friend (Class of 1949), pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Gen Fukunaga (Class of 1979), founder of Funimation Entertainment
  • David Harris (Class of 1987), political activist
  • Tom Kelly (Class of 1967), songwriter
  • Jay McDowell (Class of 1987), bassist for country music band BR549
  • Gavin Mikhail (Class of 1991), singer-songwriter
  • Sameer Mishra (Class of 2012), won the 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Tom Moore (Class of 1961), director
  • Toby Moskowitz (Class of 1989), financial economist
  • Chike Okeafor (Class of 1994), NFL football player
  • Eric Rodwell (Class of 1974), professional bridge player
  • Carolyn Wood Sherif (Class of 1940), social psychologist
  • Janet Tobias (Class of 1976), television producer
  • Randy Truitt (Class of 1986), member of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • References

    West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School Wikipedia

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