About Julius West Middle School

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


We believe in creating an inclusive community where everyone feels respected, valued, seen and heard. We elevate student voice, cultivate life-long learning, and encourage risk-taking as agents of change in a global community.

Click here to read our 23-24 School Improvement Plan.


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.

Core Values

We at Julius West Middle School strive to be: INQUIRERS, THINKERS, COMMUNICATORS, and RISK-TAKERS.


We believe these attributes, the IB Learner Profile, along with RESPECT, RELATIONSHIPS, PASSION, EQUITY and RESPONSIBILITY, can help us become contributing members of local, national, and global communities.

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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.