About Stilwell Junior High

  • A Message from Principal Kuhnert and Assistant Principal Perrigo

    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, and 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, and David Perrigo, Assistant Principal


Stilwell Junior High Important Contacts

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Stilwell Information

  • Address 

    1601 Vine Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-4322

    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


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

    COUNSELORS: Sarah Willoughby, Brady Johnson
    NURSE: Liz Horn
    SECRETARIES: Audrey Little, Ashleigh Sinclair

Last Modified on April 11, 2023