About Westridge Elementary

  • Beth BrewerWelcome 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.


    Beth Brewer
    Principal

    Jeannette Barnes
    Assistant Principal 

  • Address 

    5500 E.P. True Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266-2884


    Contact

    PHONE: 515-633-5400 
    FAX: 515-633-5499 

    COUNSELOR: Ayla Leopold, 515-633-5468
    NURSES: Anna ShullJulie Galloway: 515-633-5423
    SECRETARIES: Joanna Gilmore, 515-633-5424; Molly Molstead, 515-633-5425


    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

    PK-6


    Principals

    Beth Brewer, principal
    Jeannette Barnes, assistant principal

  • Westridge History

    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.