Westerly High School

Where we create an inspiring, challenging, and supportive environment where students are encouraged and assisted in reaching their highest potential.

Welcome to Westerly High School!

  • Congratulations to Westerly High School which was named to the 2023 AP School Honor Roll! The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP program are delivering results and broadening access for students.


    Schools can earn the Honor Roll recognition annually based on their ability to increase their school’s college-going culture, to provide opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximize college readiness. The AP School Honor Roll offers four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.


    WHS had 61% of seniors who took at least one AP exam during high school, 37% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 17% of seniors who took five or more AP exams!


    Westerly High School has:

    ·       22 different AP Courses offered

    ·       25 different sections with an additional 4 VHS AP courses

    ·       16 teachers teaching AP Courses


    The WHS teachers have worked to create a welcoming, can-do attitude in a rigorous environment where students can access college level material and gain credit for their mastery of the subjects.  We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and applaud the support from parents and families.


    College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admissions officers that students have sought the most challenging curriculum available to them, and research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.

  • The History of Westerly High School

         The History of Westerly High School

  • WHS Library Guide

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