Middle School West
SCHOOL HOURS
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm
350 STYGLER ROAD, GAHANNA, OHIO 43230
» PRINCIPAL Aaron Winner
» ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 
Jock Harris
» ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Tom Martin
» SECRETARY Becky Muncy
» PHONE (614) 478-5570
» FAX (614) 337-3771
» ABSENCES/
ATTENDANCE
(614) 269-4845
Paula Lee
 
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Mission Statement

The Gahanna Middle School West philosophy addresses itself to the growth of the total student with the goal of providing a safe, friendly, and productive learning environment for all students. The staff, through individual instruction and team approach efforts, desires to see each student develop at a rate commensurate with his/her abilities and awareness. The curriculum integrates academic and cultural courses so that the school environment closely relates to life and the world outside of the school building. When each student leaves the middle school, it is the goal of the total staff that he/she will be equipped with the critical thinking skills and self confidence necessary to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that they will encounter as they become young adults.

History
The construction of Middle School West was completed in 1965. At that time, it was called Stygler Road Junior High. The school colors were maroon and gold and the mascot was the Trojans. The school and site were developed and built with the thought that it might become the second high school in Gahanna if the community continued to grow. In 1975, the school was changed from a junior high to a middle school and was renamed.

School Headlines
Sign up your child for their CML KIDS card today!

Sign up your child for their CML KIDS card today!

Gahanna-Jefferson students have the opportunity to have their own KIDS card prepared at the library and delivered to them at school before... Learn More »

Eighth graders enjoy career day at Middle School West

Eighth graders enjoy career day at Middle School West

Middle School West has planned an interesting and varied career day for eighth grade students this year!

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GLHS Community Art class launches Herb N’ Arts fair

GLHS Community Art class launches Herb N’ Arts fair

This unique event was coordinated entirely by the GLHS Community Art... Learn More »

Meningococcal vaccine new requirement for school attendance

Meningococcal vaccine new requirement for school attendance

Beginning in the fall of the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering the seventh and twelfth grades are required to receive the... Learn More »

Gahanna-Jefferson welcomes Steve Barrett as district’s new superintendent

Gahanna-Jefferson welcomes Steve Barrett as district’s new superintendent

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Steve Barrett to Gahanna, and sharing with him the rich history of excellence at Gahanna-Jefferson! Learn More »