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White Station Elementary School1
Posted January 26, 2015
- a parent
My son started in kindergarten and my daughter started in 2. They are currently a 3rd grader and a 6th grader. Every year I tried to enroll them I would get harassed by the principal. (this is my assigned school for my address). I finally had to turn the principal in for discrimination before the school board stepped in. My daughter always complained about being bored and not learning anything. Her tcap scores were advanced and proficient, and they refused to allow her into the clue program. They wouldn't even test her. Now my 3 year old will be entering a pk program this fall, and I will do everything in my power to not have him or my other two kids in a public school.
White Station Elementary is a great school. Mrs. Thomas and the teachers all have a heart for the kids to grow and learn. There is a positive environment of excellences that was missing from our old MCS. I love the parent involvement and encouragement to have parents participate in everything year round. My son has grown academically and socially. He enjoys going to school and has made either the principle's list or honor roll each semester.
We have been at WSE for 3 years now & love, love, love it! The faculty and staff are fantastic. They care not only about the education of the children but also work closely with parents to help develop the whole child. WSE should be a model school for our city.
My family and I love this school. We were transferred here and the community and faculty are all great. They truly care for the school and all the students. I can see that my kids truly enjoy the teachers also. Which as parent is the most important part. Also, the principal is very friendly and cares for each student to succeed.
WSE has great teachers, administrators, and staff. The PTO does an outstanding job as well. The teachers really care about their students' well-being and success. My children have had a very positive experience in the three years that they have attended. The only thing that I would change is the lunchroom policy. While I agree that the students should not get too loud and crazy, I do think that they should have a little more freedom to talk amongst themselves during lunch.
I would rank White Station in the top 5 for elementary schools in Shelby County - public or private. The principal "gets it"; she is in the hallways every day, and is always available should a sit-down discussion be warranted to resolve an issue. The teacher are stellar and truly care about their students, not just TCAP scores. Highly, highly recommended. My child attends on a transfer, and I will be doing everything in my power to keep her in White Station schools through graduation!
White Station Elementary is AWESOME!...AMAZING principal who goes above and beyond....caring teachers who provide an awesome learning environment...you drop your kids off knowing that they are in excellent hands....the school not only cares about providing an education but also making sure the children act respectfully...and there are rewarding activities throughout the year which keeps the learning fun...can't say enough about this school!
My family has been beyond pleased with WSE!! The principal (Ms. Thomas) is fabulous and we have loved every teacher my kids have had! I'm a volunteer every week and the staff is great. Only complaint is the lunchroom- that dang noise detector light drives me crazy! :0) LOVE WSE!!!