Hello Families and Welcome to Glenn Westlake Middle School.
We are the only middle school in the district and welcome 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students from all six elementary schools. Our school is made up of approximately 1,050 students and has around 125 staff members.
GWMS operates on an eight-period day where students receive fifty-two minutes of instruction each day in Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science, PE, and an Explore class. Each day students enjoy a thirty-minute lunch with their grade level and conclude their day with a forty-two-minute homeroom period.
We are a school that believes in connecting with our students! Every GWMS student is assigned a “family” where they participate in weekly activities and make purposeful connections with peers and staff members. It is our firm belief that by creating an environment around these connections we will create a safe space for all students where they will continue to thrive.
Please know that our staff are here to support you and your student in any way possible. I encourage you to reach out to your student’s teachers so that you can create this home/school connection. GWMS and the district truly embrace our motto “We are all in this together.” There is no doubt in my mind that “together”, this school year is destined to be great!