The mission of the Westside High School’s athletic department is to offer region and state-wide athletic teams which reflect the interests of our students and faculty, the South Carolina High school League, Anderson District 5’s Board of Education, and the Anderson community. These teams shall provide a worthwhile and positive experience for our students by teaching them the basic principles of excellent competition, competitive integrity, fair play, and equal opportunity. Furthermore, these athletic teams shall promote the growth of our students in their mental, physical, social, and moral well-being. We strive to ensure that all our student athletes receive the excellent education they deserve and that all the student athletes’ graduate. All our efforts are guided by certain values we believe essential to the fulfillment of these tasks:
All our programs must be consistent with the policies of Westside High School, the South Carolina High School League, and the Anderson 5 Board of Education. We are to be at all times honest and forthright with each other, the administration, the parents and players, the community, and the media. We acknowledge that athletic competition, by its nature, involves character development, and for this reason, we must conduct ourselves with utmost integrity.
We compete to win as members of a team, always aware that we are representatives of Westside High School. We clearly understand that the success of any one athlete is always the result of dedicated effort on the part of many people. So, while we will recognize individual achievement accomplishments, we will be quicker to celebrate and support the achievements of the team.
Excellence is not doing something nearly right…it is doing it exactly right. Commitment to excellence should distinguish our efforts in every sport in which we compete.
We strive to maintain a model athletic program of which our students, staff, parents, and community can be proud. It is also an abiding goal for all staff to foster the ideals, standards, and values which will enable our students to mature as leaders. Leadership in the personal development of our student-athletes underlies all our endeavors and is a high standard by which we measure ourselves.