West Fresno Middle School – Home of the Eagles!

West Fresno Middle School is part of the Washington Unified School District. We are located in the heart of California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, at 2888 N. Ivy Ave., in Fresno, and serve about 300 students grades 6-8. West Fresno Middle School partners with West Fresno Elementary School (K-5) and our surrounding community.

WFMS Vision and Mission


To make learning experiences engaging and meaningful.

Mission Statement

To ensure that students are exposed to critical academic skills and the qualities of good character necessary for their success in high school, college and future careers.


  1. Increase reading, writing, and problem solving skills.
  2. Foster student engagement through rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  3. Monitor student learning by continually evaluating assessment data.
  4. Promote great character through our PRIDE values.
  5. Create transparent procedures.
  6. Collaborate with stakeholders to create a positive learning environment for our students.

School Motto

  1. First impressions are everlasting; Good Character is 24 / 7 and we always glide with Eagle P.R.I.D.E. (Pride, Responsibility, Integrity, Discipline, and Etiquette) Bring it!

Dear West Fresno Middle School Parent/Guardian,

On behalf of the West Fresno Middle School staff, I welcome your family to the 2016-17 academic year! We look forward to ensuring that our students achieve their highest potential throughout the school year. We know that reaching this goal requires a strong partnership with you, because students need support both at home and at school. West Fresno Middle School staff will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities to ensure your child’s success.

Our staff is highly committed to make learning fun and meaningful for your child.   We are working hard to instill our students with strong writing, reading comprehension, problem solving, organizational and technological skills. In addition, our focus is to provide services that support our students socially and emotionally.

West Fresno Middle School’s academic programs are devoted to providing maximum educational experiences through effective intervention and enrichment activities. Our academic programs, which includes elective course such as Music, AG Prep Academy, AVID Club, Jr. Health Institute, and Jr. Law and Justice, serve to provide our students early career-based experiences and skills. The after school program continues to focus on providing tutoring services and career-based technical skills that students can apply in the real-world. Our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) programs continue to focus on addressing character development and other issues such as bullying.

The wonderful staff at West Fresno Middle School thank you for your support, and look forward to meeting and working with you to make this a successful academic school year for your child.

Proud to be an Eagle,

Lucio Cortez

Principal, West Fresno Middle School

West Fresno Middle School