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  About The School  

About the School

East Webster High School is located in the Cumberland community and serves 506 students in grades 6-12 this 2017-18 school year. The school prides itself on achieving a successful blend of academic and athletic excellence.


Academic achievement continues to be the priority for East Webster High School. EWHS continues to offer several Advanced Placement Courses to students, including AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP Literature (12th) and AP Language (11th). The Advanced Placement program is a national program administered by the College Board that seeks to provide advanced high school students with coursework as challenging as college work. AP students who score well on the AP exam may be able to earn college credit for their AP classes taken in high school. 


In addition, East Webster now offers Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses in cooperation with Holmes Community College for juniors and seniors who qualify. This year, English Composition I, English Composition II, College Algebra, American Literature I, and American Literature II are offered.


Jim Ray, principal of East Webster High School, believes the school is balancing tradition with progress. “Our values remain the same as our school moves forward with rigorous academic standards and top-notch facilities and technology.”


Athletic excellence is also a source of pride for EWHS. Athletic programs include football, slow pitch softball, cross-country, track, basketball, fast pitch softball, tennis, baseball, power lifting and golf. Athletic Director Doug Wilson acknowledges the dedicated coaching and the hard work of the student athletes. “I believe we have some of the most dedicated coaches around, and our student athletes are some great talented kids,” he said. “We are also really blessed with a supportive community and administration.”


Visual and Performing Arts are an important aspect of education at East Webster High School. Students are offered opportunities to participate in Band, Chorus, Drama, Art, and Journalism.  Extracurricular activities for students include Student Council, Beta Club, FCA, Annual Staff, Drama Club, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Indoor Percussion, Color Guard and Winter Guard.


Finally, East Webster is pleased to have several new faces on the faculty this year. New teachers include Jon Ginn, basketball, chorus; Jessie Yates, band; Cathy Matheny, language arts; Annie Busby, language arts; Laura Riggs, math, social studies; Robert Brown, special education; and Mitchell McCurry, special education.