Middle School West
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm

Middle School West - Guidance

Counselor:  Emily Vargas
Phone:  (614) 478-5570
Email:  vargase@gjps.org

Guidance Counselor

Each middle school has one guidance counselor who serve the students and parents. The guidance counselor's primary job is helping students with social, emotional or academic needs either at school or home, so please don’t hesitate to call for help and support. In addition, the guidance counselor collaborates with staff and parents to help ensure that your student has a successful middle school experience. The guidance counselor is also responsible for scheduling students’ classes and coordinating standardized and achievement testing.

Please feel free to call or email me at any time and I will help to the best of my ability!

How to Calculate Quarter GPAs: 6th and 7th grade and 8th grade


Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools also provides clinical counseling for students. For more information, please contact:

Mental Health Specialist: Amanda Crafton
Phone: 614-643-8302
Email: craftona@gjps.org

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