Madison West High School


Madison West High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = Madison West High School [http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/west/ Infobox data validation.]

motto =
established = 1930
type = Public secondary
grades = 9–12
students = approx. 2,300 (2006-2007)
faculty =
city = Madison
state = Wisconsin
country = USA
oversight = Madison Metropolitan School District
principal = Ed Holmes
mascot = Reggie the Regent (A lion)
colors = Maize and Blue
wiaa conference = Big 9 Conference
yearbook =
newspaper = "Regent Review"
website = http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/west/

Madison West High School is one of four comprehensive four-year high schools in Madison, Wisconsin. It was established in 1930. Its mascot is the "Reggie the Regent," a lion, and its school colors are maize and blue. Athletics compete in the WIAA Big Eight Conference.

Administration

*Principal: Ed Holmes
*Assistant Principals: Lee Callaway, Theresa Calderon, Beth Tompson, Mitch McGrath

Advanced Placement

Madison West features Advanced Placement classes such as:
*World Languages: French Language, Spanish Language, Latin Language
*History: American Government & Politics
*Mathematics: Statistics, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Computer Science A, Computer Science AB

tudents

Madison West High School's students come from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; however, the majority are from business and professional families. West's student population is 39% non-white, compared to 10% for Madison as a whole. Students at West come from Cherokee, Hamilton, and Wright Middle Schools, in addition to various other schools across the district.

Trivia

* The emo band Jimmy Eat World filmed the music video for their song, "Work," at West High in 2005.
* The Madison West Boys Cross Country team won the team's first State Cross Country Championship under head coach Tom Kaufman in 2005. The team placed 5th at the 2006 meet.
* Since its inception in 1983, competing every year, the Madison West Science Olympiad team has placed no worse than second in the Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament (Division C). The West team had placed first in Wisconsin for 8 years in a row, until 2008, when they were defeated due to disqualification in the Ecology event. The West team has also had success at the national tournament by placing in the top 10 in 3 consecutive years from 1989 to 1991 including 2nd in 1989.

Notable alumni

*Tammy Baldwin - U.S. Representative (D-WI) [cite web |url=http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/aboutTammy.html |title=Tammy Baldwin's personal website |accessdate=2006-12-06 |format=HTML]
*Blake Becker - professional triathlete [cite news | last =Mertz | first =Adam | title =A Run Of Beginners' Luck | publisher =The Capital Times, Madison.com | date =2007-01-19 | url =http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/tct/2003/05/26/0305260044.php | accessdate =2003-05-26]
*Jim Doyle - 44th Governor of Wisconsin (2003-?) [cite web |url=http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=510656 |title=Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Jim Doyle article including West attendance |accessdate=2006-12-06 |format=ASPX]
*Erich Eichman - Editor, Wall Street JournalFact|date=February 2007
*Reece Gaines - Orlando Magic (2003-2004), Houston Rockets (2004-2005), Milwaukee Bucks (2004-2006) [cite web |url=http://basketball-reference.com/players/g/gainere01.html |title=Basketball-Reference.com entry for Reece Gaines |accessdate=2006-12-06 |format=HTML]
*Beth Heiden - Olympian, 1980 Winter Olympic Games, and professional cyclist
*Eric Heiden - Olympian, 1980 Winter Olympic Games, and professional cyclist, 1986 Tour de France
*Phil Hellmuth - professional poker player [cite news | last =Moe | first =Doug | title =A Poker Story, A Madison Story | publisher =The Capital Times, Madison.com | date =2006-07-22 | url =http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/tct/2006/07/22/0607220138.php | accessdate =2006-12-07]
*Peter Koechley - Managing Editor, The Onion cite web |url=http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2005/12/11/0512120859.php |title= Conklin, Melanie "From Yellow to Golden", "madison.com", 'The Wisconsin State Journal"|accessdate=2006-12-07 |format=HTML]
*Cyrus Nowrasteh - filmmaker
*Donnel Thompson - Pittsburgh Steelers (2000), Indianapolis Colts (2002)
*Stu Voigt - Minnesota Vikings (1970-1980)
*Ben Wikler - Former producer for Al Franken on Air America Radio
*Jesse Laz-Hirsch - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar for Locksley
*Kai Kennedy - Lead guitar for Locksley
*Aaron Collins - Bass guitar for Locksley
*Sam Bair - drums for Locksley
*Leo Sidran - Musician
*David Richard - Prominent Chef Specializing In Fresh Ground Pepper
*Chris Tallman - Actor

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