Billings West High School
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Billings West High School
Billings West High School (BWHS)
Billings, Montana
United States
Coordinates 45°46?21?N 108°34?18?W / 45.7724°N 108.5718°W / 45.7724; -108.5718Coordinates: 45°46?21?N 108°34?18?W / 45.7724°N 108.5718°W / 45.7724; -108.5718
Type Secondary school
School district 2
Dean Rob Bazant, Angie Gray, Rod Gottula
Principal Dave Cobb
Teaching staff 92
Grades 9-12
Colour(s) Gold and Black
Athletics Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, Dance, Cheerleading, Softball, Wrestling, Intramural Sports, Soccer, Golf
Mascot Golden Bears
Rival Billings Senior High School
Accreditation State of Montana and Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
SAT average 1860 (combined)
Yearbook WestWard

Billings West High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Billings, Montana. The school serves 1,973 students with over 100 certified staff under principal Dave Cobb, associate principal Jeril Hen, and Deans Rob Bazant, Angie Gray, and Rod Gottula. Billings West's school colors are gold and black, and its mascot is the Golden Bear.


The West High Library is open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on school days. The library has multiple tools utilized by the students such as laptops, GoPros, a green screen, and thousands of books.


Ms. Alberson

Mrs. Schillreff


  • Newspaper: The Kodiak (discontinued)
  • Yearbook: WestWard
  • Advisor: Lauren Zent


In parentheses are the advisors for each club and activity.

  • Band (Steve Patton, Johnathan Goodhart)
  • Booster Club
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Choir (David Green)
  • Chess Club
  • Deutsche Club
  • Drama Club (Myra Nurre)
  • Forensics (Fred Petnak, Dan Johnson, Lindsey Belinak, Steve Macartney)
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Key Club
  • National Honor's Society (Kari Field)
  • Orchestra (Harmony Hoover)
  • Science Club
  • Ski Club (Stephen Guelff, David Spring, Doug VanZee
  • Student Council

Faculty recognition

In 2001, Paul Swenson was awarded a Milken Educator award for his work teaching Physics to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

External links

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