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Whitehaven Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 506 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 Tennessee 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
  • Students have been the Tennessee State Champions in VEX Robotics; they represented Tennessee in VEX IQ World Robotics Competition. Students have placed 3rd in the University of Memphis's E-Day for transportation design. We 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
  • 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, SECME, Science Club, Math Club, St. Jude, First LEGO League, Green Team, Builders Club, Recycling Team, Choir, Drum Line, Art Club, and Book Club
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion-Resource
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Parent STEM University, Family STEM Night, 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

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants to 1st and 2nd grades must score at the 55th percentile or above on the Optional Schools admittance tests, while applicants to 3rd-5th grades must score at or above the 55th percentile on total and composite Reading and Math NWEA MAP tests and have a B average or above in all academic subjects and satisfactory grades in special subjects and conduct. All applicants must have satisfactory attendance (no more than 15 absences, tardies, and/or early dismissals).
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News

Diversity

  • Somewhat Diverse Economically89.5% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

Performance

Achievement
22% 0.2% In 2019, 22% of students tested Proficient or Above
Growth
1 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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