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WHAM was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and is a recipient of the 2022 School of Excellence Award from Magnet Schools of America.

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet (WHAM) is a K–5 dedicated academic magnet school with a focus on environmental science, mathematics and technology. WHAM students are provided with rigorous academic instruction, in and beyond the classroom, that deepens content knowledge and sharpens critical thinking skills. Our science specialist, classroom teachers and enrichment teachers utilize our technology lab, science lab, school gardens and koi pond for inquiry-based instruction. As a Green Ribbon School, students have numerous opportunities to learn environmental awareness through recycling and composting, working in our school gardens, participating in citizen science projects and creating “Green Projects” using recyclable materials. At WHAM, we work diligently to instill confidence that fosters our students’ ability to reach their fullest potential!







from the principal

At WHAM, our vision is educating the whole child—academically, physically, socially and emotionally—to develop successful and productive citizens for a diverse and ever-changing world. Our challenging core curriculum and various enrichment classes allow our magnet theme and focus to be seamlessly woven into the educational experience for all students. Our technology lab, science lab and school gardens allow students to act as environmental scientists as they participate in hands-on activities and explore ways to solve real-world problems. It is important that our students learn the social and emotional responsibility of caring for themselves, others and nature. Our school-wide recycling and composting initiative, which is led by WHAM students, helps them learn the academic content related to caring for our environment and experience the social responsibility of being good stewards of Earth’s resources. At WHAM, we foster academic achievement while instilling environmental awareness and the love of learning in our students.

Alesha Cavanaugh


2000 College Dr., BATON ROUGE, LA 70808

225.926.5421 | PRE-K – 5TH GRADE

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Budget Management

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The Facilities Department is responsible for managing capital improvement projects and vendor service contracts to ensure safe learning environments.

Facilities Service Request:

Aramark Service Response Center

Call (225) 226-3723 | Text (225) 522-2011



The Finance Department provides oversight to the payroll, benefits, accounts payable, grants, and property control functions for the school system while maintaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principals and all applicable laws.

Levying Millage on 2021 Assessment Roll

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Human Resources

Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Office of Human Resources. We are dedicated to excellence in human resources services, responsiveness to employees’ needs, and supporting our District’s Strategic Plan with a focus on the following:

-Recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified staff, which includes providing a caring and competent teacher in every classroom and highly effective leaders in every school and district office
-Advocating for a work environment where each employee’s talent, creativity, and successes are recognized, valued, and encouraged
-Ensuring a safe and professional work environment that emphasizes mutual respect, equitable practices, and maximizes employee effectiveness 
-Providing employment-related resources and information to employees with an emphasis on timely responsiveness and customer service

This webpage is designed to provide information for both current and prospective employees,  provide up-to-date forms and resources, and assist in connecting employees with support pertaining to the Human Resources Department.

It is our goal to assist you in a friendly, courteous, and confidential manner whether you are a current employee, student, parent, or community member. If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Human Resources directly.

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Diversity & Equity

Identify and promote equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all students and staff. The department will review and manage data that leads the decision-making process and protocol that demonstrates a commitment to institutional fairness and equality in alignment with our Strategic Plan.

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Graphic Design

The Graphic Arts Department has the resources to produce whatever you need in terms of printed products and can do so at a lower cost than other printing agencies. With our offset and digital equipment, we have fast turnaround times and are capable of doing static and variable data printing. We can print posters, banners, wood, and plastic signs at sizes up to 4 feet wide. We have a designer on staff who can help you make your print jobs have a professional look and we have access to thousands of copyright free photos and clip art files for you to use. 

Ordering Printed Materials

To order printed materials from Graphic Arts, please login here

You must have an EBR Department or School Account number to receive a login ID and password. If you have trouble remembering your ID or password, please contact us.

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School Safety & Security

The Office of School Safety and Security consist of Sheriff’s Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. These School Resource Officers work on school campuses and site of the school system to provide safety and security for students and personnel. The School Resource Officers also maintain lines of communication with the students, staff, and the community.

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