Memphis Schools

Whitehaven Elementary

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  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 398 Students
  • 22 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • School Day: 9:15am – 4:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: STEM Summer Camp offered for grades 3-5
  • Uniform Required
  • Only elementary school in the state of TN chosen to participate in Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science and Computer Science curriculum
  • iPads, laptops & computers offered in all classrooms; all classrooms SmartBoard ready. Interactive PE classes (Web & Game-Based)
  • Students have been the TN State Champions in VEX Robotics; they represented Tennessee in VEX's World Robotics Competition. Students have placed 1st place in the University of Memphis's E-Day for transportation design. School won a 3D printer from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and have received a Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy Grant; STEMscopes curriculum winner, and the recipient of an Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Math & Science Grant. WESS is the first SCS school to host a VEX Competition.
  • 21st Century Library that includes a Computer Science lab and a Game-Based Learning Lab.
  • All field trips focused on STEM and college- and career-readiness; received $20,0000 grant from Verizon for Summer STEM Camp.
  • Extracurriculars: VEX Robotics, STEMcast (broadcasting, webcasting, pod-casting), 4-H, 3-D Printing Club, SECME, Science Club, Technology Club, Engineering Team, Math Club, St. Jude, First LEGO League, Jr. Robotics Club, Green Team, Builders Club, Recycling Team, Choir, Drum Line, Art Club, Garden Club, Grub Club, STEM-Writing Club, Digital Yearbook Club, Digital Arts & Beautification Club
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion-Resource
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Parent University for STEM, Language Arts, and Math, Family STEM Night, STEM Club Showcase, Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, and more.
  • Tours: Monday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm by appointment - contact Principal Elliott
  • Offers Dual Enrollment in college courses
  • Offers Junior ROTC

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically71.1% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


18% 9.8% In 2022, 18% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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