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West Ridge Middle School

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West Ridge Middle School
9201 Scenic Bluff Dr.
Austin, 78733

Phone: (512) 732-9240
Fax: (512) 732-9249

Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 896
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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District: Eanes Independent School District

Dianne Parks*

Assistant Principals:
Erika Bacon*

6th Grade A-L, 8th Grade

Kara Dawson*
6th Grade M-Z, 7th Grade

Principal’s Secretary:
Toy Saldana

Safety Officer:
Matt Jones

* Campus Behavior Coordinators


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  • TEA Accountability Rating: A
  • TEA Academic Distinction in Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading, Academic Achievement in Social Studies

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West Ridge Middle School, serving Eanes ISD’s western half, is divided into smaller learning communities or “teams” of innovative and caring teachers in each grade level to teach the “whole child” rather than simply addressing subject areas. An emphasis is placed on development of research skills, writing, and interdisciplinary projects across the curriculum.

The school recognizes and celebrates student excellence and offers opportunities for students to be involved in a wide array of activities. In recent years WRMS choirs, bands, orchestra and academic UIL teams have received regional and state honors. The West Ridge WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) program uses a mentorship environment to help ensure that all students feel connected with their school.

Gifted and Talented, pre-AP (Advanced Placement), and Special Education programs support the needs of students. A variety of stimulating electives and state-of the-art technology, including four computer labs, also supports learning.

West Ridge Middle School was built in 1987 and renovated with the addition of a science wing as part of the 2001 bond program.