• For emergency transportation issues, the priority transportation call center will be open Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will reopen the morning of Monday, August 26. Please call 610-269-8460 option 1. 

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Downingtown High School West

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  • Download the Free Downingtown Area School District App on your Smart Phone 

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Welcome to Downingtown West High School, Home of the Whippets

  •  Welcome to the DHS West website.

    The Main Office at West will be open 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday until August 13th.

    DHS West offers a diverse program of study. Our students are involved in academics at all levels. Academic, AP, Honors, Basic, Business Education, Industrial Arts Technology and Vocational-Technical courses are offered throughout our program. Click here to learn more about our school.

    Main Office Fax 610-269-1801
    Attendance Fax 215-827-5693?
    Guidance Fax 610-514-0279
    Athletic Fax 610-514-0281

School News


    • August 24 - First Home Football Game
    • August 26 - First Day of School
    • August 27 - Picture Day / Senior Class Panoramic Picture
    • August 30 & September 2 - School Closed for Labor Day Recess
    • September 5 - Back to School Night, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
    • September 11 - Sr. Portraits in the Auditorium, 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Class of 2020 Announcements

  • Diploma Name Verification:

    SENIORS: The link to the Google Form for Diploma Name Verification can be found here.  A response to this form should be completed no later than September 13th.   If you can't access the form, please contact Mrs. Tuerk in the Main Office at stuerk@dasd.org


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  • Herff Jones has a digital contact card that you can sign up for Graduation information and receive reminders when orders are due for announcements and cap and gowns.  (Must use Google Chrome when accessing this link.)  

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  • ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! The last senior portrait date will be Wednesday, September 11.  If your son or daughter did not have his/her portrait taken during the summer, this is the last opportunity. Contact Lifetouch at 1-800-445-1189 or UCAnswers@lifetouch.com for more information.

    Don't miss out on Senior Portraits or your student WILL NOT appear in the 2020 Yearbook with the Class of 2020!

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