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Whitehaven Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 513 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
32% 0.7% In 2015, 32% of students tested Proficient or Above
Growth
1 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less 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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