About Julius West Middle School

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We made the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2019 list of America’s Healthiest Schools! Learn more at HealthiestSchools.org.


At Julius West Middle School we take pride in who we are and who we will become. We are an international community of life-long learners, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens

View the JWMS School Improvement Plan 2019-20


Together we seek to develop a safe and nurturing learning environment which promotes positive relationships, respect for the individual, encourages a spirit of cooperation, and challenges us to develop to our fullest potential.


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R - respect

O - organization

A - achievement

R - Responsibility 

History of Julius West Middle School

In 1960, the Montgomery County Board of Education decided that another secondary school was needed to serve the rapidly expanding west end of the city of Rockville.  A construction contract was awarded totaling almost $2 million to build the new West Rockville Junior High and the new school opened in 1961.  The middle school expanded rapidly and an addition to the building was required in 1964.