Welcome to West Park Elementary School!

WPE is an award-winning school-wide Title I school that prides itself on being known as “a caring community.”  We have been recognized twice as a “Brightest Star” school and have been accredited with “Merit” for our programming.  Our student performance in academics as well as social development consistently rank high from year to year.  Built in 1955, the school is located at 510 Home Street between Ghormley Park and the University of Idaho.  Originally built as a first through sixth grade school, the building has been reconfigured many times over the years.  Currently, the school is proud to serve kindergarten through second grade. This unique configuration enables us to focus on the needs of primary students which begin with the mastery of reading, math, and social skills.


Our student body of 200 is rich in cultural diversity. Our 40 professional, caring, and innovative staff members are joined by numerous interns and university/community volunteers in an effort to help each child become a successful, lifelong learner.


Please read the handbook and calendar below with your family members, discuss and highlight areas of interest, and keep it for reference throughout the school year.  As important updates are made the most current version of the manual can be found on our website.  The links that you find throughout this document are “live links” if you refer to the electronic version on our website.  If you have questions at any time, please phone or e-mail me or arrange a personal meeting.

2020_2021 WPE Parent & Student Handbook_Calendar.pdf


Again, welcome to West Park.  We are looking forward to sharing exciting educational experiences with you!




Brian Smith, Principal

West Park Elementary



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Click the link for the West Park Elementary 2020-2021 Suggested Student Supply List! 

2020_2021 WPE Suggested Student Supply List .pdf

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WPE - Update - 01.15.2021.pdf

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