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Western Valley Middle School
Preparing all students to thrive in an ever-changing global community!
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Welcome to Our School

This is Wildcat country! Western Valley Middle School serves approximately 850 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 600 pre-K through sixth-grade students attending Western Valley Elementary School

A Message from Our Principal

Greetings Western Valley Middle School Families! 

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

I am currently entering my eleventh year in education, having spent eight years as a middle school math teacher and three years as Western Valley Middle School’s assistant principal. 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.

We know that this has been an unexpected start to the school year due to COVID-19 and it comes with many challenges and conditions that are not ideal. We will get through this together by abiding by health and safety guidelines determined by Maricopa County Health Offices. We will continue to have a positive approach to teaching during this virtual learning experience. Our staff is working diligently to provide engaging, creative, and rigorous lessons. We look forward to seeing all students return to classes when it safe to do so.

Here at our middle school campus, we are focused on ensuring that students are ready for skills required for high school, career, and college. 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!

Partners in education,

Andrew Tippins

Andrew Tippins
Principal