West Ridge Middle School
9201 Scenic Bluff Dr., Austin, 78746
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:55pm
TEA Met Standard School
TEA Academic Distinction in Reading/ELA
"A" School Ranking for Children at Risk
Ranked 3rd in Texas, 14th in nation by Niche (2015)
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 has been renovated and expanded several times, including major upgrades to the track and field, both gyms, and increased technology available to students with funds from the May 2011 bond program.