Middle School West
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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/
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(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
Chinese class entertains overseas visitors from Ashland Chemical

Chinese class entertains overseas visitors from Ashland Chemical

Gahanna Chinese students rarely get a chance to practice their conversational skills outside of the classroom. When the opportunity... Learn More »

Coffee With the Supt., Jan. 22

Coffee With the Supt., Jan. 22

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

West students lend a hand to Ronald McDonald competition

West students lend a hand to Ronald McDonald competition

The Middle School West student council took on a large service challenge – with big results!

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Five easy flu prevention tips

Five easy flu prevention tips

It is officially cold and flu season. Here are a few tips to help you and your family stay healthy this year. 

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GJPS celebrates first ever Chinese Culture Day

GJPS celebrates first ever Chinese Culture Day

Gahanna’s Chinese teachers are always looking for new and exciting ways to offer Chinese enrichment activities for students to learn... Learn More »