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
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
Six Gahanna-Jefferson bus drivers recognized for “going the extra mile”

Six Gahanna-Jefferson bus drivers recognized for “going the extra mile”

Gahanna-Jefferson bus drivers are a dedicated group, and six of them were recently recognized by the transportation department for... Learn More »

Coffee With the District, Feb. 8 and 25

Coffee With the District, Feb. 8 and 25

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

Gahanna groups now taking donations for ‘Lions Locker’ pantry

Gahanna groups now taking donations for ‘Lions Locker’ pantry

The anonymous pantry will allow GLHS students in need to shop discreetly for free food, clothing and basic necessities. Learn More »

GJPS offers many ways to receive closure and delay notifications

GJPS offers many ways to receive closure and delay notifications

There are many ways Gahanna families can find out about Gahanna-Jefferson school closures or delays!

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Your input is wanted for the GJPS master facilities plan

Your input is wanted for the GJPS master facilities plan

Please join us for one or all of the collaborative design meetings as we discuss the future vision for Gahanna-Jefferson's buildings and... Learn More »