WSHS in the 1970s

Black and white photograph of a male student dressed as the school mascot, a Spartan.
The Spartan, 1978-79.


The 1970s were a pivotal time for the United States. With the Vietnam War coming to a close in 1975, the 1970s in America brought a surge of social progressive values which had begun gaining popularity in the 1960s. Some of these new ideas, such as increasing political awareness and the beginning of the feminist movement, had great influence on young people, especially students at West Springfield High School.

Created by Kendall Johnston, WSHS Applied History, Class of 2019