September 13, 1974, the first organization day at Western Boone Junior-Senior High School, merged students who formerly attended Dover, Pinnell, Thorntown, Washington, and Granville Wells schools. These five schools are symbolized in the points of the Western Boone star. Orion, the Star, is the school mascot. The school was maintained in its original state until 1995 when an auxillary gymnasium was built. In 1996, extensive renovation occurred in the media center and academic areas of the building. By 2001, major upgrades to physical education areas and athletic facilities were completed. In the Summer of 2009, more construction will begin to update different sections of the building as well as adding more educational space.