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
» ATTENDANCE/
ABSENCES
(614) 269-4845
Deb Wilson
 
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Letter from Mr. Winner | 2015-16 Welcome letter | 2015-16 Student handbook (PDF) | 2015-16 School supply list (PDF) | Home Access -24/7 student data access | My Payments Plus ™ - 24/7 meal account access | Free/reduced-price meal information | MSW sports 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
Coffee With the District, Aug. 27

Coffee With the District, Aug. 27

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

Getting involved with Gahanna-Jefferson

Getting involved with Gahanna-Jefferson

There are many ways to get involved and stay connected with Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools throughout the school year! Whether you are a... Learn More »

Band alumni invited to honor former band directors on Sept. 25

Band alumni invited to honor former band directors on Sept. 25

All former members of the GLHS band are invited to perform with the current Golden Lions Marching Band on Fri., Sept. 25! Learn More »

69 employees awarded for milestone service

69 employees awarded for milestone service

On Aug. 10, 69 Gahanna-Jefferson Public School employees were recognized for milestone service contributions to the district (ten years or... Learn More »

Rave reviews for middle school ‘kick-off camp’

Rave reviews for middle school ‘kick-off camp’

For the past four years, middle school students returning to the band classroom get a chance to refine their skills during the summer... Learn More »