Welcome to Western Valley Middle School, home of the Wildcats.

Welcome to Our School

This is Wildcat country! Western Valley Middle School serves approximately 600 sixth- through eighth-grade students in Phoenix, Arizona. We are one of two middle schools in the Fowler Elementary School District #45 and share our campus with 500 pre-K through fifth-grade students attending Western Valley Elementary School.

A Message from Our Principal

Western Valley Middle School Families!

My name is Andrew Tippins, and I am your school principal. On behalf of all of our staff, I would like to welcome you to our learning community.

I am entering my fourteenth year in education and fourth year as principal. I served three years as Western Valley Middle School’s assistant principal and, prior to that, seven years as a middle school math teacher. I earned my bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the Minnesota State University-Mankato and my master’s degree in educational leadership from University of Texas-Arlington. I enjoy Phoenix and the surrounding areas as there are many things to do here, such as concerts, sports, hunting, camping, and hiking. I also spend time traveling with family and friends when possible.

Here at our middle school campus, we are focused on ensuring that students are ready for skills required for high school, college, and a career. In addition, we provide high-quality programs in fine arts, music, robotics, and fitness, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities designed to enrich your child’s education. We believe in educating the whole child and enhancing all talents in and out of the classroom. We provide sports programs that are competitive and display sportsmanship at all times.

As a Kids at Hope school, we believe all children are capable of success – no exceptions! We pride ourselves in producing scholars that will have the foundational skills needed for entering high school, college, and future careers. This endeavor will certainly require partnering with our families. I welcome your suggestions and your involvement in making this a reality for our students. Go, Wildcats!


Andrew Tippins

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