West Hancock Middle School


We believe learning happens best when teachers continually develop, implement and assess curriculum that not only meets state standards but addresses student needs. School experiences are based on the six pillars of character. A positive learning environment enhances the academic, social and emotional needs of students as they progress through their tween and into their teen years. Students at the middle school are involved in activities which go beyond the classroom; community service activities are held throughout the year as well as involvement in athletic and fine arts performance area.


After School programs


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 423 E. 5th St.
                 Kanawha IA 50447

Telephone: 641.762.3261

Fax: 641.843.4717

Email Principal: Ruth Verbrugge

Email Secretary Sue Melohn

School Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 – 3:30

A Statement

From Our Principal

“We believe that learning happens at its highest levels when instruction is centered around the needs of the whole child. School experiences blend high quality academic learning with social and emotional skill development. Students are exposed to a variety of educational opportunities that foster the overall development of the whole child. We are committed to seeing that every child grows towards their full potential during their time in our school.”

– Ruth Verbrugge
Non-Discrimination Policy

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West Hancock CSD offers CTE programs in the following areas: Ag., FCS, and Business, and Industrial Arts. It is the policy of the West Hancock CSD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Dan Peterson, HS Principal, 510 9th Ave SW, Britt, IA 50423, 641-843-3863, danpeterson@whancock.org.