Student Life

Cool picture comparing the styles from the 1990s to the 2010s.
One of the best parts of West Ridge is all of the different opportunities it gives its students.

1987 - 1997

Kids walking home from school and students working on homework in the cafeteria.
80s fashion, students talking, and a classic 80s phone.
  • In the first year, kids got to vote on the school mascot and colors. Fun fact: the vote split between boys and girls, and if the girls had won, we would be the Pink and Purple Unicorns!!
  • The most advanced technology at West Ridge was computers.
  • The dances were sponsored by school clubs and usually had a theme that kids dressed up for.
  • Dances and 6th grade parties were usually with kids from Hill Country.
  • On the weekends, kids enjoyed: going to the mall, watching TV, having sleepovers, going to movies, playing sports, watching VCRs, hanging out with friends, and going to the Greenbelt.
  • Gossiping and talking on the phone was common.
  • Kids enjoyed personalizing their lockers.
  • The students said their favorite food was chocolate.
  • Baggy fashion from the brands Polo and Guess was popular. Kids liked to wear cool clothes, but they also wanted to have their own style.
  • There was a soda fountain where kids could refill their cups with all different kinds of soft drinks.
Kids having a blast at a pool party.

1998 - 2008

  • On the weekends and during their free time, kids liked shopping, listening to music, making music, talking on the phone, watching TV, and hanging out with friends.
  • Ice cream was popular at the school snack bar.
  • Dances were sponsored by school clubs, and kids enjoyed both slow dancing and group dancing.
  • A couple would “win” at some dances.
  • There was a pay phone at the school.
  • The kids complained about having a lot of homework.
  • Most kids frequently used their lockers and enjoyed organizing them.
A student getting stuff out of her locker and some really fun pics from school dances.

2009 - 2019

A girl giving a piggyback ride to her friend at the Carnival.
Some kids showing off their amazing photoshop skills.
  • At Westlake High School football games, West Ridge kids enjoyed going to The Pit.
  • Kids had apps on their phones and iPads that they used both for fun and for school.
  • Couples slow danced at dances.
  • Everyone enjoyed fast music, friends, costumes, and food at the dances.
  • Popular fashion for girls: Sweaters, leggings, jeans, jean shorts, boots, and nice T-shirts.
  • Popular fashion for boys: Shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, athletic socks, and tennis shoes.
  • Both boys and girls wore athletic wear.
  • Popular singers were Lorde, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga.

Here are some Student Life Clips

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