Middle School West
SCHOOL HOURS
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm
350 STYGLER ROAD, GAHANNA, OHIO 43230
» PRINCIPAL Aaron Winner
» ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 
Steven Tartt
» 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
Middle school spellers rise to the top

Middle school spellers rise to the top

It’s spelling bee season at Gahanna-Jefferson, and our middle schools have recently named their champions! Learn More »

Coffee with the Superintendent, Feb. 13

Coffee with the Superintendent, Feb. 13

Please join GJPS staff, parents, residents and stakeholders for an informative and informal two-way chat over coffee. Learn More »

Treasurer’s department recognized by the Ohio Auditor of State

Treasurer’s department recognized by the Ohio Auditor of State

This is the highest award that can be received, and reflects a clean audit report on behalf of the district. Learn More »

Middle School West video chats with graphic novelist

Middle School West video chats with graphic novelist

Several sixth and eighth grade students at Middle School West had the opportunity to video chat with graphic novelist and cartoonist James... Learn More »

District shares fiscal beliefs and financial principles

District shares fiscal beliefs and financial principles

We will be focusing on the following fiscal principles. Learn More »