About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

Build tradition, community involvement, school spirit and pride in Black Hills High School.

HISTORY OF BLACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

A.G. West Black Hills High School opened in Tumwater, Washington in the fall of 1997. The school was named after Arthur Garret West (1886-1979) because of his commitment and interest in good schools, roads, and community improvement. Black Hills is a comprehensive high school which is establishing an excellent tradition of academic programs and a broad range of activities to meet the needs of our student population. BHHS will serve approximately 850 students each year. The Black Hills High School staff is composed of 3 Administrators, 48 teachers, 3 counselors, 1 School Psychologist, 11 Educational Assistants, 7 Support Staff, and 5 Custodial Staff that work tirelessly to serve nearly 900 students.

GOALS

  • Increase parent involvement at all levels within BHHS, including academics, athletics, theatre, et cetera.
  • Increase student, parent, community attendance at BHHS extra curricular activities (e.g., sporting events and theater)
  • Improve Coordination Between Fundraising Efforts at BHHS
  • Start the Wolves of Tomorrow (WOT) Program at Tumwater Middle School and elementary schools