School Details

West Brunswick High

550 Whiteville Road Northwest, Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-4338

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1275 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brunswick County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Brunswick High is a public high school in Shallotte. The principal of West Brunswick High is Mr Brockton Ahrens, whose e-mail is 1,275 students attend West Brunswick High and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 51% of the 1,275 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Brunswick High is 14:1. Brunswick County Early College High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 68%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 0.5% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i am a student a west brunswick and i hate it the food is disgusting theres too much drama theres people constantly bullying others and none of the teachers or staff or principal does anything about it. i am a senior now and everything my family wants me to experience about highschool you cant even experience it cause there is nothing good here and nobody help you.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of a special needs child I always feel I need to review a schools credentials before enrolling my child and I find it very destrubing when I hear from friends in that area that their special needs child are cleaning tolets and bathrooms instead of learning even the basic reading writing or math skills. My friend tells me that her child comes homes at nights and cries becuase other students sees her in the hallways and ridicules her. After hearing this my friend goes to the school to resolve the problem the principal says it was a bad judgement call and that if she wants the student can work in the office in lieu of cleaning duties. I think it is ridiculous that any school refuses to teach a child becuase he or she has special needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    West brunswick is an excellent school to attend for the area. Yes it has it's problems but every school does. It is improving every day and has changed a lot over the four years I have attended. There are some terrible teachers yes but the memorable teachers far outweigh. I have had teachers that have left an impact on my life forever. I just had a teacher say to me "I have no doubt that you will be successful. I honestly think you will go very far in life." I haven't had this teacher for two years. It shows they really do care about their students. To all the negative comments WBHS is a family. We have dealt with many deaths of our peers in just my four years and each time the principal takes time to announce the death of a "family member" and we all come together and get through it. West has left an impact in my life and I will forever be a trojan. If you don't feel this way maybe you should open your eyes to the beautiful things around you instead of narrowing your vision to just the negative aspects.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school.It has the best sounding band and we are an outstanding marching band. Everyone in band loves to play every day.Mr Seip is the best teacher ever.

  • (5 years ago)

    School is outstanding. Improves every year since they got the new principal. Scores are high moral is great and school is safe and orderly. School has a wonderful college program where students get college credit.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love teaching at West...we have lots to be proud of great kids supportive administration many opportunites to help kids succeed talented and devoted staff...

  • (5 years ago)

    I had the honor of graduating from West in 2007. Go Trojans! We had three different principals during my four years there. I really enjoyed my time at West and I still have a good relationship with most of the teachers I had. Most have either retired or transferred schools but I still keep in contact with them. West like any school is whatever you make it. I did anything and everything I could at West to keep myself out of trouble since I come from a single parent household. I took all honors while at West. The teachers were very helpful and a couple of them helped me get into college. The athletics are great and they should be better this year since West is in a different conference. Overall West is an average school but if you take advantage of the things there it can be an wonderful experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son Love's this school he's A-B honor roll jrotc wrestling. My only real problem is that the wrestling matches are so unorganized they are to long kids get tried and hungry. Their's got to be a better way. Grandparnet's come to see matches that take up to 7 hrs! Some children still haven got their medals from the matches. But my son love's wrestling.

  • (6 years ago)

    Sure the administration is nice but they hardly DO anything for you..other than teach. Let me just say that West does not have many academic opportunities other than the standard curriculums that are given to them...and that they tend to focus on sports too much. I would love to see some improvements. Also the school lunch is terrible (many high school luches are) some restrooms smell like ciggaret smoke and of course there are drugs drama and profanity. Not overly-much but still. It is really easy to become very bored there not much goes on...other than the hype over the football game...

  • (6 years ago)

    I have found the school to foster a wonderful attitude toward learning. The school climate has changed. The kids love the school attendance is climbing scores are rising and it's become the best school in the area.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has some special needs and I find that three out of four of his teachers are very helpful and patient.

  • (6 years ago)

    Almost every teacher I had at West was extremely helpful. I didn't fail a single class and stayed out of trouble. It's not hard but my parents set ground rules which some parents don't do. I love the teachers there! Keep up the good work Trojans!!

  • (6 years ago)

    An academic void. Teacher turnover hovers near 45% test scores are abysmal and there is no identifiable school spirit among the students who are forced to attend (no surprise there). My kid is ashamed to go there.

  • (7 years ago)

    The administration does not help parents with teacher interaction. Some teachers in this school are not interested in helping parents or students. They believe if they hand out the 'what I want from you' sheet and place assinments on the board well it is no longer their problem.. Your kid must be stupid!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. Our teachers are awsome and our school as a whole is like one big family!

  • (7 years ago)

    i have to say west brunswick is pretty bad the food is horrible the staff ignores student complaints until something bad happens and the teachers dont even really teach with the exception of about 4 of them.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school could use alot more work. The staff doesnt pay enough attention to there students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am also a concerned parent who MUST monitor my children's education. Although I find the staff and teachers to be weak this is a trickle-down effect from Administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would like to say that WBHS overall is a great school to attend in an absolutely wonderful part of the country the South Brunswick Islands are both beautiful and peaceful for families that is the reason we have relocated away from the 'big city issues' in Ohio. Problems occur at any school across this great country. One thing I want to comment on if I may upon reading the reviews I don't know if it is an indictment of WBHS or the American educational system there are several words used erroneously and misspelled. i.e. 'awsome' 'your selfs' 'there instead of their' 'negetive' 'priciple instead of principal' 'is discriminating instead of is discriminatory.' One student misspelled or used 8 out of forty words out of context 20% read them all and you will see. I am not an education professional but maybe ENGLISH should be a top priority?

  • (9 years ago)

    I have three children in WBHS. I feel that the academics are good for the majority but for the kids that need extra help it isn't always there. I have called and left messages with the principle and the counselors and have NEVER had them returned. I feel that this is a huge problem. If I need to know something about one of my children i go to the attendance office and speak to mrs. Ludlum because she knows more about the kids than anyone else in the school.

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