Message from our Principal
Dear parents, family, friends and community members,
Weddington High School is very excited to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you for visiting our school website and for taking the time to invest in the education of the children in the Weddington community. It is our goal to create a safe, challenging learning environment allowing students to reach their potential, and become respectful, responsible, future-ready students.
Once a year, the State of North Carolina provides us with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There is also information about how our school measured against state and federal targets and the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school. Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole. I encourage you to spend time studying this expansive report.
I am very proud of our students, staff, and community for their continued hard work and for the culture of excellence established at Weddington High School. Through teamwork, commitment, and dedication, Weddington High School was awarded a School Performance Grade of A and Exceeded composite growth expectations as determined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Students at Weddington High School consistently outperform their peers in the district and across North Carolina on state administered exams and several measures of academic performance. Additionally, in 2023, Weddington High School was recognized as having one of the highest graduation rates in the state of North Carolina with a graduation rate of 97.3%. The class of 2023 was proud to have 90% of students attending a 4 year college, 7% attending a 2 year college, 1% entering the military, and 2% entering into the workforce. We continue to work hard, holding students to high expectations, supporting them along the way, and celebrating successes when they achieve their goals.
It is truly an honor and privilege to serve the Weddington Community as we continue to build upon the long-standing tradition of excellence Weddington High School is known for! Thank you for supporting Weddington High School. Together, demonstrate pride in our students’ paths to excellence
Dr. Jeff Kraftson, Principal