Middle School West
SCHOOL HOURS
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm
350 STYGLER ROAD, GAHANNA, OHIO 43230
» PRINCIPAL Colon Lewis
» ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 
Alison LaBarre
» ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Tom Martin
» SECRETARY Becky Muncy
» PHONE (614) 478-5570
» FAX (614) 337-3771
» ATTENDANCE/
ABSENCES
(614) 269-4845
Deb Wilson
 
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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
Two Gahanna teachers in running for Teacher of the Year

Two Gahanna teachers in running for Teacher of the Year

Two Gahanna teachers are finalists for the Columbus Parent magazine 'Teacher of the Year' award contest! Learn More »

West students active in variety of ways

West students active in variety of ways

“Our students did a great job at showing good sportsmanship throughout the game,” said Amy Clark, seventh grade language arts... Learn More »

Students and staff “Spread the Word” March 4

Students and staff “Spread the Word” March 4

March 4 is this year’s annual day of awareness; nationally, the first Wednesday of every March is observed as “Spread the... Learn More »

Food service department makes a difference for kids in need

Food service department makes a difference for kids in need

Though Gahanna-Jefferson was not in session yesterday, the food service department was able to make lemons out of lemonade – or... Learn More »

Coffee With the District, March 26

Coffee With the District, March 26

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