Our mission is to provide an excellent, equitable education in a safe, supportive environment so all students will succeed and contribute to a diverse and changing society.

    Learn to work and think for life.

    West Valley is a school of approximately 1,000 students, 60 certified teachers, and 40 classified support staff. 
    Our goal is to provide a learning environment where all students develop a strong work ethic along with critical thinking skills in order to prepared for any path they take in life. 
    • Given opportunity and support, all students can learn.
    • Through perseverance and hard work, students can succeed.
    • Persistent and appropriate intervention is necessary to improve student learning.
    • A safe, healthy, and comforting school environment promotes student learning.
    • All members of the West Valley school community are responsible for student learning.
    • A strong sense of school community is essential for our school’s success.
    • Students learn best when challenged; higher order thinking skills (analysis, evaluation, synthesis) and rigorous study should be at the core of student learning.
    • Staff should be held accountable for student learning with measurable results.
    • Accepting change is necessary for educational growth and improvement.
The Wolfpack Way
Learn to work and think for life.

Contact Information

  • Address
    3800 Geist Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709 

    School Hours
    Students: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Office: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ** Unless in the presence of a teacher or activity advisor, students must leave the building by 2:30 p.m. **

    Administrative Office Phone Number
    ext 46501

    Sarah Gillam
    Senior High School Principal

    Brian Powell
    Assistant Principal
    Students Grades 10-12, Last Names A-J & W

    Greg Gibson
    Assistant Principal
    Students Grades 10-12, Last Names K-S

    Liesl Wietgrefe
    Assistant Principal
    All Students in Grade 9
    Students Grades 10-12, Last Names T, U, V, Y, & Z

    Julie Hnilicka
    Senior High School
    Administrative Secretary
    479-4221 ext 46501
Last Modified on March 24, 2023