A Message from Principal Brewer
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! At Westridge, it is our aspiration to serve as educational leaders dedicated to honoring the district mission and vision of educating responsible lifelong learners so that each student possesses the skills, knowledge, creativity, self-of-worth, and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a diverse and changing world.
Through embracing innovative practices, professional learning communities, and embedded professional development, our commitment at Westridge centers around collaborating with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to improve student learning.
It is our greatest hope to listen, share our experiences, and learn with and from others. Together ,we will seek and create the best learning environments by putting students first, removing obstacles, and inspiring change. We believe that our hopes and those of the Westridge Elementary team can make a difference in the lives of our students.
Thank you for partnering with us on this journey in your child’s education. If you have questions, thoughts, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We truly believe we are better together.
5500 E.P. True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266-2884
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.
Beth Brewer, principal
Jeannette Barnes, assistant principal
Westridge Elementary is one of eight elementary schools in the West Des Moines Community Schools. Located in the southwest corner of the intersection of Interstates 80 and 35, our doors opened in 1990. Westridge is an 85,000-square-foot facility that was designed with learning in mind. There are four sections or classrooms at each grade level.
The facility is divided into pods that create a school within a school. The media center acts as the hub for the school and is easily accessible from the classrooms. The floor plan, lighting, carpeting, even the natural lighting, contribute to an environment that incites learning. The National School Board Association, in cooperation with The American Institute of Architects, selected Westridge Elementary School for its 1991 Exhibition of School Architecture. The building was noted as the best designed facility for learning. We continue to find ways to use our building that will enhance the learning of our students.