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A Message from the Principal

Welcome students, parents, teachers, and staff!


Welcome to a new, challenging, and exciting year at W.J. Keenan High School. We are an educational institution of exemplary standards, strong tradition, and diverse opportunities. Even in extreme uncertainty, it is our responsibility to ensure studenMr. Whaley ts benefit from a wealth of resources and grow into productive citizens who can compete in a global society.


Our vision is to create a nationally known high school that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, leadership in cutting edge technology, science, environmental, and career-based programs. We will continue to develop a high school that builds strong relationships with all stakeholders and foster a culture where the expectation is to lead, set the example, and raise standards for all to follow.


We have amazing teachers and an awesome staff, who are dedicated to doing what is required to transform W.J. Keenan High School into a school of excellence. As a team, we will continue to focus on building strong relationships, educational opportunities, and high expectations for all.


Intentional Bonding and Strategic Implementation will remain our focus, as we move forward through unchartered territory.


At W.J. Keenan High School, we pride ourselves on what we have accomplished and will continue to achieve. This includes a competitive robotics team, Project REAL (Raider Engineering and Academic Leadership), Agricultural Science, a championship sports program, a renowned music department, and national STEM accreditation from AdvancedED. In addition, we look forward to building our magnet programs and Leader In Me initiative.


We will increase high stakes tests such as EOC, ACT, SAT, AP, and WIN, as well as improve our graduation rate. Through our Raider Watch Program and revamped RTI strategy, we will monitor the academic progress of all students and employ interventions for improvements.


To give our students more of a competitive advantage and help with our graduation rate, we are moving to a 4 by 4 block schedule, which means teachers will see the same students every day for an entire semester.


As a team, we are truly excited about what the future holds for W.J. Keenan High School. Our intention is to work with parents, students, and community stakeholders to build on an established culture of greatness and a winning mindset in all areas.


A true Raider will fight through anything, even a pandemic!


We are W.J. Keenan High School, Home of the Champion Raiders!


Vondre’ T. Whaley