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West Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.
Year opened: 1961
Principal: Connie Dewey
Address: 401 Clinkscales Road
Colors: Blue and white
Start time: 7:30 a.m.
End time: 2:35 p.m.
Students enrolled: 594 for the 2013-14 school year
West Middle School is part of the Columbia Public Schools. Muriel Battle served the school from its opening in 1961 until 1991 as a social studies teacher, department chairwoman, assistant principal and principal.
Battle, who also served as associate superintendent for secondary education for Columbia Public Schools in 1992 until her retirement in 1996, is commemorated with a portrait at the entrance of West Middle. The school’s motto during her time was, “We’re glad you’re here,” and as the Columbia Public Schools’ website states, “It is hoped that all who enter our school will view her portrait and be reminded that West has been and will always be a school rich in heritage, strong in purpose, and ready for the challenges that lie ahead.”
School Report Card Data: http://mcds.dese.mo.gov/guidedinquiry/School%20Report%20Card/School%20Report%20Card.aspx
Updated: May 7, 2014