On behalf of the faculty and staff at Sylvan Hills Junior High School, I am happy to welcome you to our school. This is my sixth year here and I am truly humbled and excited to serve as principal.
Research indicates that the freshman year is the most challenging for students and our goal is to ensure that all students have a connection to school, are supported academically and socially, and are prepared to have a successful high school experience. In just four short years, students will be graduating. Additionally, this transitional year will help students adjust to high school and learn the importance of obtaining credits that will apply toward graduation requirements.
As principal, I understand the importance of creating an environment where students can succeed. The faculty and staff of the SHJHS are committed to providing quality instruction in a nurturing environment that empowers students to achieve their maximum potential by creating a bridge from middle school to high school while preparing students to be college and career ready.
During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of the SHJHS the BEST possible opportunities in preparing them to master the challenges of the future with a solid foundation created here at our school. Graduation Starts Here...!
Mr. West is beginning his 18th year in education and 13th year in PCSSD. He has served as Principal of Sylvan Hills Junior High School for 6 years. Before becoming principal he served as an assistant principal in several secondary schools. He values family time and enjoys traveling.