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Welcome to the West Essex Regional School District, home of the Knights!  


West Essex Middle School welcomes and celebrates all children, and aims to unite our four sending districts of Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell and Roseland into one West Essex community.  If you are new to our district, welcome to the family!


West Essex Middle School (WEMS) maintains a tradition of excellence.  We provide our students with the life skills, knowledge, and tools they need to achieve success in high school and beyond. To complement our rigorous core academics, we proudly offer elective cycle courses that promote science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) exploration.  


WEMS believes in educating the whole child, which is a concept that focuses on the health and safety of our students as well as their academic growth and achievement.  To accomplish this goal, we utilize the Team Model to create a “school within a school” mentality and structure of support for our students.  Additionally, we believe in the value of learning beyond the classroom and therefore encourage participation in a variety of extracurricular activities, including athletics, music ensembles, and clubs.  At WEMS, there certainly is something for everyone!    


The WE Middle School Team values the importance of building trusting relationships with our families and community members.  Together, we can make it a successful year for all!


Go Knights!