West Elementary School Building

West Elementary

Principal: Cherilyn Reed

Address: 1301 1st. St. W.
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7430
Fax: 319-334-7433

Office: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Students: 8:20 am - 3:15 pm

K-6 Parent-Teacher Handbook 2019-2020

students at desk
mr. roper reading to class
west award winners
math bee team


Studying music has a wealth of benefits for all students. Music is shown to be beneficial to students for success in school and life. Our music program exposes students to a variety of musical activities that develop rhythmic, pitch, and artistic abilities. Elementary students have the opportunity to sing, dance, play instruments, act, and listen to great music. The elementary students perform at different events including a winter and spring program. All of this is essential for preparing students to perform in band or choir at the secondary level. Independence is proud to offer students the opportunity to be involved in marching band, jazz band, honor band, concert band, pep band, jazz choir, concert choir, and musicals. For more information about the music department and instructors, please check out our individual websites.

Meet Your Music Teachers

Fisher, Amanda
Fisher, Amanda
3-6 Music & 5/6 Choir

Upmeyer, Paul
Upmeyer, Paul
5th & 6th Grade Bands

Administration Office
1207 1st Street West
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7400

Staff Directory

Communication is a key element in helping to ensure the success of your student in the ICSD. We encourage sharing of information between home and school.