About West Orient Middle

  • West Orient Basics 

    WOMS BuildingGrades: 6 - 8
    Enrollment: 478
    Mascot: Wolverines
    School Colors: Purple and Black
    Principal: Elise Catanese
    Assistant Principal: Tadd Gestrin


    The school’s most important objective is to provide every student with skills that result in self-directed, responsible, and competent learners. The staff believes this occurs through the use of a variety of instructional strategies, an engaging and challenging curriculum, and constant monitoring and self-evaluation. Students are most successful when the staff works together and communicates regularly with parents regarding overall performance and progress. Young adolescents are most likely to achieve their personal best when there is a safe, nurturing, and intellectually challenging environment that values individual contributions and progress.

    Mission Statement

    As a community of learners, the students, staff, and parents at West Orient Middle School strive to practice respect, responsibility, relationships, and results.

    • Respect: Be considerate of people and property.
    • Relationships: Conduct positive interactions with all people at all times.
    • Responsibility: Take ownership of your actions, decisions, and thoughts-right or wrong.
    • Results: We strive for personal, academic and social success

    School Report Card

    The Oregon Department of Education annually produces school report cards. For more information, view the District and School Report Cards page.

Contact Us

  • Contact Us


    Elise Catanese

    Assistant Principal:

    Tadd Gestrin

    Other Staff:

    To contact other staff members, access the Staff Directory

    School Address:

    29805 SE Orient Drive
    Gresham, Oregon 97080
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    Phone: 503-663-3323
    Fax: 503-663-2504

    School Hours:

    8:30 AM - 2:55 PM
    Wednesdays 8:30 - 11:30 AM
    (Wednesday breakdown is 8:30-8:50 Live Lessons, 8:50-11:30 Independent Work)

    Office Hours:

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM