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
 
Welcome to gmsw!
Quick Links 
2016-17 Student handbook (PDF) | 2016-17 School supply list | Home Access -24/7 student data access | My Payments Plus ™ - 24/7 meal account access | Free/reduced-price meal information


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
GJPS free and reduced-price meal policy for 2016-17

GJPS free and reduced-price meal policy for 2016-17

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools has announced its 2016-17 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals... Learn More »

Six students honored with OCC athletic sportsmanship award

Six students honored with OCC athletic sportsmanship award

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools had six individual eighth grade students honored... Learn More »

Gahanna-Jefferson debuts interactive financial transparency platform

Gahanna-Jefferson debuts interactive financial transparency platform

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools announces the launch of a new digital platform, powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected... Learn More »

Summer lunch program provides free meals for the community

Summer lunch program provides free meals for the community

Do you know a student in need of a meal when the USDA-sponsored federal free and reduced-price school lunch program is unavailable?

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!

Learn More »