About Valley Southwoods
My name is Mitchell Kuhnert, and I welcome you and your family to Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. Along with my associate principal, Haley Henry, I look forward to working with you as your student starts their high school career. We strive to create a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive academically, while at the same time developing a student’s character and resiliency around our “Tradition of the Tiger” values: Thoughtfulness, Integrity, Gratitude, Empathy, and Respect.
Valley Southwoods serves approximately 720 students all in ninth grade. We like to say students begin the year with a “fresh start” and start building a resume that will help them succeed in high school and beyond. Teachers provide high-quality instruction with the unique needs of ninth-graders in mind. They create lessons that are relevant and challenging and provide support to help all students learn.
625 South 35th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265-2053
HOURS: 8:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m..
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesday 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
Mitch Kuhnert, principal
Haley Hockensmith, assistant principal