West High School

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District News

  • PPEL & SAVE Vote is on November 2, 2021!

    On November 2, 2021, the Iowa City Community School District will ask voters to consider the extension of the Revenue Purpose Statement for the Secure and Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) and the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).

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  • Updated Mask Requirements in Schools

    On October 8, 2021, a preliminary injunction was granted regarding the State of Iowa’s mask requirement ban. Based on this decision, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses.

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  • Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold flu vaccine clinics in our schools. Check out the schedule to find out when the vaccine clinic is at your school!

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  • District Announces 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

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  • Junior High and High School Quarantine Protocols Update

    When a positive COVID-19 case is identified in one of our secondary schools, communication will be sent to inform individuals/families of the potential exposure and offer the choice to self-quarantine should that be the individual’s/family’s preference.

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  • 2021-22 School Year Health and Safety Guidance

    We encourage you to review our updated Iowa City Community School District Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year. Additional information can be found on our District’s 2021-22 Return to Learn website.

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West High News

Principal's Message

  • West High has been a dynamic institution since opening in 1968, and I am very pleased to be part of the tradition of excellence that has been built here. To meet the challenge of educating our students, we have a fantastic group of teachers, administrators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and kitchen workers who number nearly 200 strong.

    The administrative team is an outstanding one. My office is located in the Main Office, and I can be reached at (319) 688-1050 or by email at gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number (319) 688-1050, also houses Assistant Principals Jenny Eustice, Maureen Head and Molly Abraham. They have a great track record supporting students, parents, and teachers. Athletic Director, Craig Huegel, can be reached at (319) 688-1055 for any questions involving our extracurricular programs.

    OUR MISSION
    • Challenge each student with a rigorous curriculum taught by a diverse, professional, and caring staff
    • Maintain collaborative partnerships with our families and community
    • Ensure students become responsible, independent learners capable of making informed decisions in a democratic and global community

    Mitch Gross, Principal
    (319) 688-1050
    gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org

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