Memphis Schools

White Station Elementary


  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 676 Students
  • Methodology: Responsive Classroom
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:45am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Camp offered
  • Opened in 1922
  • 100% of teachers are licensed and highly qualified; most teachers hold a Master's Degree; 10 Teachers are National Board Certified
  • School-wide Responsive Classroom approach; ESL program represents 18 countries
  • Updated teacher websites keep parents informed; open door policy welcomes and encourages parents to visit anytime
  • Strong Community outreach and involvement. Adopters include: Rotary Club of East Memphis; Jewish Community Center; Simmons Bank; Lowe's; Chick-Fil-A of Oak Court Mall; Mullins United Methodist Church; Independent Presbyterian Church
  • Field trips include trips to the Redbirds; the Grizzlies; the Orpheum; Discovery Park in Union City, TN; 5th grade over night trips have included Washington DC; Williamsburg VA; and San Antonio, TX
  • Extracurriculars: Ballet, Beta Club, Chess, Chime Choir, Chorus, Gardening Club, Girls in Pearls, Guys in Ties, Gymnastics, Karate, Piano, Strings , and Student Council
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Instructional Resource, Inclusion Programs, One-on-One Tutoring; Hearing Impaired Oral Program, PK SPED class
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, WatchDogs, special events
  • Tours: Tours are offered year-round. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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  • Highly Diverse Economically60.1% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Highly Diverse Racially


69% 17.3% In 2015, 69% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

Why are we still showing 2015 scores? Learn more in our Beware of 2016 Test Scores post. Visit the TN State Report Card for available 2016 scores.

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Reviews (5)

  • Proof is in the "pudding" = M.S. GuideOther 02/15/2016
    I don't need to give you more information than what's provided by this guide. WSE is all that! Go see for yourself, if you need more proof.
  • Not one concern at 6 1/2 months! Rigor.Parent 02/15/2016
    I had high expectations for the school. And the staff exceed them. And I am blown away at what my son has learned. I didn't have those skills or knowledge until second grade, although I went to a private school. Visit and you'll know.
  • Whole-child school & communityParent 02/11/2016
    My kindergartener continues to be happy, healthy, & well-educated child, thanks to the staff, students, & parents at WSE.
  • Ideal school choice Parent 02/11/2016
    Strong academics in a friendly, welcoming environment. Marvelous staff that balance curriculum with "just being a kid". We are consistently delighted by the overall excellence.
  • Hidden gem!Parent 10/06/2015
    The benefits of White Station Elementary are endless. Main points would be: (1) Reward School (TN State Department of Education) - Top level growth across the board, which essentially means that all children are growing "significantly more" than similar students across TN (2) Diversity - Prepare your... More
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