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Principal/Mission

Hello, Vikings, and welcome to Shawnee Mission West High School.  If you haven’t felt it already, you will quickly realize our Viking community is special.  The strong bond that holds the West Community together is that unique element that sets it above many other school communities.  Our student body reflects a rich diversity that is yet another strength we celebrate.  West has strong academics, excellent co-curricular and extracurricular programs and activities, an intelligent and caring staff, hard-working, talented, and kind students, and families who truly support education and understand the bigger picture of what it means to educate a student, both academically and socially.

West is family.  And like many families we will learn and grow together to make sure all family members have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Welcome to West.  And we remember—Once a Viking, Always a Viking! 

Steve Loe
Prinicpal, Shawnee Mission West High School