About Western Hills Elementary

  • Welcome to Western Hills! We have a great community and a staff that is excited for the opportunity to work with you every day.  Western Hills serves approximately 600 students in preschool through sixth grade.

    In our building, we strive to meet all the needs of our students.  We focus on the whole child and work together to help create lifelong learners.  Positive attitudes and risk-taking are a must as we work on developing problem-solving skills and inquisitive minds.  When you walk through the doors, you can feel the sense of pride our staff and students share in the caring environment we have created.

  • Address 

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


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

    COUNSELOR: Jessica Wear, 515-633-5920
    NURSES: Patty BohlenderTammy Wihlm: 515-633-5907
    SECRETARIES: Angie Hervey, 515-633-5903; Beth Walker, 515-633-5904

    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

  • 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.