About Stilwell Junior High

  • Welcome to Stilwell Junior High.  We are so excited to be able to partner with our students, family, and local community.  Stilwell Junior High serves approximately 715 students in 7th and 8th grade.

    Our middle level building is supported by a middle school philosophy that supports students in academic teaming.  We have three academic teams for each grade level.  These teams of teachers work together to support their team of students throughout the year.  The teams work to build strong relationships with the students and their families forming a school community partnership to support students in academic, behavioral, and social development.

    Our building also supports students through the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports more commonly referred to as PBIS.  We focus on the following three areas:

    • Respectful
    • Responsible
    • Resilient

    Feel free to reach out with any feedback, supports, or suggestions.  We are looking forward to building a partnership with you and your student and forming an even stronger community of learners that supports each and every student along their individual journey.

    Mitch Kuhnert, Principal

    David Perrigo, Assistant Principal

  • Address 

    1601 Vine Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-4322


    PHONE: 515-633-6000 
    FAX: 515-633-6099 

    COUNSELORS: Sarah Cooper, 515-633-6003; Brady Johnson, 515-633-6019
    NURSE: Liz Horn, 515-633-6013
    SECRETARIES: Audrey Little, 515-633-6008, Ashleigh Sinclair

    School Times

    HOURS: 7:35 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
    COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 7:35 a.m.-1:50 p.m.

    Grades Served



    Mitch Kuhnert, principal
    David Perrigo, assistant principal

Last Modified on September 2, 2022