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WMS Is Cowboy Country

Small School with Big Opportunities

Willcox Middle School is nestled in southeastern Arizona, in the City of Willcox, and we serve grades 5–8. Located in the high desert and enjoying our wonderful temperate weather all year long, visitors and residents agree it is one of the best cities in Arizona. Come visit us in northern Cochise County—near the mining community of Dos Cabezas and the Chiricahua Mountains.

Our excellent administration, teachers, and staff members are here to provide not only a wonderful education but also a network of support for all of your Cowboys and Cowgirls. We want your children to be successful both in school and in life, and we provide many challenging opportunities to help them learn, develop talents, and become well-rounded individuals. Whether it is in the classroom, on the court or field, participating in our fine arts, agriculture, or another program, we strive for excellence!

We invite and encourage you to browse our website, learn more about us, saddle-up to one of our events, and of course contact us if you have any questions, and/or just want to say “Howdy!"

A Message from Principal Patterson

Greetings Parents and Guardians,

I, along with our teachers and staff, am thrilled to be a part of the shaping of your children’s future. I am grateful for the trust you have placed in us for this purpose. Education is important to me, and passing that yearning for knowledge to your cowboys and cowgirls is a welcome challenge.

Every day I enjoy working with and learning from our diversified student and staff population who come from a variety of cultures and ethnicities and represent our school and what we stand for so well. I am extremely proud of the staff and students here at Willcox Middle School!

The faculty, staff, and administration promise you that we are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for your students. We believe all students can learn and we are committed to providing a relevant and nurturing experience for all. I encourage you to visit our campus and see for yourself what WMS is all about!


Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson