West Pender Middle School

West Pender Student Council collected nearly 400 canned food items and 60 coats for the Pender County Christian Services. The Student Council also held a school beautification cleanup event during the month of December. Congratulations Student Government for giving back to our community. 


Important News

West Pender Middle School ASAP Program

ASAP: Is a program in which WPMS will offer students the opportunity to make up work, attendance, and receive extra help for class assignments.  The program will begin on November 12.

Time and Dates: ASAP will take place every Tuesday from 2:55-3:55, if ASAP is not being held on a specific Tuesday students will be notified in advance.  

Bus Transportation: WPMS will provide bus transportation to the following areas at the approximate times. Students will need a bus pass which the school will provide. Students will need to list a specific stop on the bus pass and must have a ride home from the stop area. Depending on traffic the bus may arrive a little early or late but it is very important that a ride is ready to pick up a student or they will have to ride the bus back to WPMS. Please communicate with friends and neighbors about carpooling in order to have each child picked up.

Location                                                                  Time

AB Express Grill                                                      4:08

Shiloh Baptist Church                                             4:10

Halfway Branch School Road/Tuckahoe Rd.          4:15

Woodcock Cemetery                                               4:21

Atkinson Baptist                                                     4:24

Point Caswell/Slocum Trail                                    4:32

Point Caswell/ Hwy 210                                         4:38

Larry's Tire Service                                                 4:41

Bear Branch Church                                                4:45

Blueberry Road/Hwy 421                                       4:48

Johnson Corner Store                                              4:52

Malpass Corner Store                                             4:58

Wards Corner Store                                                5:02


This program is offered to help meet your child’s academic needs, please help us help your child be successful in the academic setting. If you have questions please call me at West Pender Middle School.


Keith Whitaker, Principal

Bernita Jordan, Assistant Principal

West Pender

10750 Hwy. 53 West
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone (910) 283-5626; Fax (910) 283-9537

Office Hours 
7:30 am to 3:30 p
m Monday-Friday

Our Mission Statement
West Pender Middle School is a diverse community of 21st Century learners that strives for excellence; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the development of the whole child; encourages service; and instills a respect for others.