Award Year: 2019

Brownsburg West Middle School

1555 S. Odell Street
Brownsburg, IN, 46112-8041

(317) 852-3143

Mrs. Laurie Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Brownsburg Community School Corporation

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Brownsburg West Middle School will provide an engaging, relevant educational program with opportunities for all students to pursue their maximum intellectual, social, and physical potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 6%
First Day of School.

First Day of School.

Brownsburg West Middle School is one of two middle schools located in Brownsburg, Indiana. Our town is a tight-knit community centered around a passion for our schools. At West Middle School, we are committed to providing rigorous, standards-based curriculum and academic opportunities that foster growth for all students. Our teachers participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to determine the effectiveness of our instruction and brainstorm interventions and extensions to best meet the academic needs of our students. The teachers are constantly learning from their peers. We have found the PLC process to be especially valuable in promoting academic achievement.

Another important facet of our culture is the inclusiveness of our students. West Middle School houses the district's lifeskills program which serves our students with significant cognitive disabilities. These students are not in general education classes and are working toward a certificate of completion versus a high school diploma. The students in our lifeskills program do not bring academic accolades to West, but they teach all of us at West, the students and the staff, important lessons on a daily basis. My general education peers who support the classroom learn patience and empathy, the general education population embraces the idea that differences can be celebrated, and the staff learns to find joy in the small moments. These students are integral to our West family; we are better because they are a part of our learning community. Brownsburg West Middle School is an amazing place to learn and achieve!