About Western Hills Elementary

  • A Message from Principal Pressley and Assistant Principal Willoughby

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year.  It is our pleasure and privilege to be the administrators at Western Hills Elementary.  Western Hills is committed to equity and a years worth of growth for our students.  We cannot do this without the partnerships between home and school.  We look forward to collaborating with and for each of you!  Our school theme these year is “We are all SuperHillers!”  We are excited to find each students’ superpower and use that to help propel them to success.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to school staff, we are all here to help you and your student succeed.  Let’s make this the best year yet! 


    Jenna Pressley

    Erin Willoughby
    Assistant Principal


Western Hills Elementary Important Contacts

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Western Hills Information

  • Address 

    600 39th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-3801

    School Times

    HOURS: 9:05 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
    COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 9:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
    PRESCHOOL: 9:05-11:50 a.m. and 1:10-3:55 p.m.

    Grades Served



    Jenna Pressley, principal
    Erin Willoughby, assistant principal


    PHONE: 515-633-5900 
    FAX: 515-633-5999 

    COUNSELOR: Jessica Wear
    NURSES: Katherine Thomas
    SECRETARIES: Elizabeth Sporleder, Beth Walker

  • Western Hills History

    Construction on the addition and remodel of Western Hills Elementary School, took place in June of 2008 and was completed for the beginning of the 2009-10 school year.

    During the 2008-09 school year, Western Hills students were housed at the former Clegg Park Elementary School. Students moved back into their own building upon the completion of the remodeling project in the fall of 2009.