A Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Hopewell Jr. School website!

Jeff Rouff headshotHopewell Jr. School is the Home of the Thunderbirds. We are located in West Chester, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. 

Student learning is the primary responsibility of this school.  Hopewell Junior School is committed to providing learning opportunities that will enable each student to achieve maximum personal knowledge and skills and to learn behavior patterns that will make each a responsible member of society. 

Hopewell Junior is one of four junior high schools in the Lakota School District. Each school houses grades seven and eight and has a student population of approximately six hundred and ten.  A diverse and qualified staff has created a learning environment that is dedicated to academic excellence and high standards.  The positive performance of our students is reflective of challenging curricula and high expectations of our school community.

Our students and their parents are engaged in their school through academic programs, musical performances, athletic competitions, and other programs sponsored by our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization.  The combination of supportive parents, eager students, and a talented staff has enabled us to craft an atmosphere of the highest educational caliber.

Jeff Rouff
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Mission Statement

We, at Hopewell Junior School, recognize the unique transitional nature of the middle school and the early adolescents whom we serve; therefore we believe it is our mission:

* To provide and maintain a positive, safe school environment which promotes the academic, emotional, physical, and social well-being of all our students;* To foster an understanding of individual and cultural differences;

* To instill in each student a sense of responsibility for learning;

* To seek parental involvement and community support through mutual communication;

* And, to strive to be professional educators---cooperative, innovative, open to change, and willing to try new ideas. We believe that a collaborative effort towards these common goals will provide the skills necessary for our students to succeed in the world of the future.


Contact Us

8200 Cox Road
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 777-2258
FAX:  (513) 777-1908

Office Hours:
6:45 AM - 3:15 PM

School Hours:
7:20 AM - 2:10 PM

Principal: Jeffrey Rouff

Assistant Principal:  Blake Cripe

Resource Officer / Safe Schools Hotline:
Officer  Shane McPhillips 
 (513) 777-2258, ext. 12524