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Principal Yancey

The safety and security of students is a top priority for Westerville City Schools and here at Westerville North.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you that today, as part of the district's comprehensive safety plan, our students participated in a lockdown drill as required by Section 3737.73 of the Ohio Revised Code.  The purpose of such safety drills is to help students understand the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency in which they would need to be secured in the school building.

Special thanks to our local law enforcement officials from the Westerville Police Department who facilitated and observed today's drills.  We will be reviewing the results of today's drill and making improvements to our procedures in order to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students.


Principal Yancey

Ohio's New Accountability System

This month, the state of Ohio will release the new school report card, which will give insight into how well schools are performing. It is designed to give parents more information about their students as well as provide data for individual schools to make informed instructional decisions. The state is no longer using ratings such as "Excellent with Distinction." Instead, schools will be given specific letter grades (A-F) on various performance measures, including the following: achievement, performance Index, 4-year graduation rate, 5-year graduation rate, and gap closure. Attendance percentages do not receive a specific grade, but still may affect the gap closing grade.  The best measure of a school's success is the success of its students, and the new report card takes a more comprehensive look at all of the elements that make up a great school.

North High School Certified as a WILD School Site

The WILD School Site program was established by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife in 1994 to encourage schools to take action in order to improve their school yard habitat for wildlife while using the site to learn lessons in the many subjects of their curriculum. Since then, 130 school sites statewide have been certified.  Westerville North High School is now the 131st and twelfth in Franklin County.  The WILD School Site certification serves as recognition for the hard work of both our teachers and our students.

One of America's Best High Schools

It is my pleasure to annouce that Westerville North High School has been named one of the best high schools in the Nation by US News and World Report.  We were ranked number 1270 in the nation and 63rd in the State of Ohio.  This is an amazing accomplishment and I congratulate the entire learning community for their dedication, hard work, and excellence!  If you would like more information about this ranking, please follow this link: US News and World Report Rankings

Prom King and Queen