About Western Hills Elementary

  • Jenna PressleyWelcome to the 2022-23 school year. I cannot express to you all how excited I am to have students back in our hallways. The Hills are alive when there are students learning, laughing, and finding their individual joy at Western Hills. My hope for the school year is that each student feels loved and learns at high levels.   

    The staff has been working hard to prepare for the arrival of students. I wish to thank them for their unending support of our school. As for families of our students, we hope this year brings some normalcy back to the school. We will be able to have families in the building for volunteer opportunities and lunch again. Enclosed is quick information that will be helpful as we begin this new school year.  

    Go Tigers!

    Mrs. Jenna Pressley
    Western Hills Elementary

  • 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 Bohlender, 515-633-5907, Tammy Wihlm, 515-633-5900
    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.