I have had two children graduate from White Station and I can honestly say that the experience was very rewarding. One of my children has learning disabilities and needed an environment that was geared more toward one on one teaching. The teachers and principals were very helpful and as a result my child graduated on time with her class.
I graduated from White Station in 1989. As a former student, I have nothing but positive things to say about WSHS. I feel it prepared me for college and my career. I recently received my doctorate degree and feel that I could not have acheived this feat without the foundation I received at White Station. If I ever have children I plan to do whatever is necessary to send them to White Station.
I'm sorry that standard education disappointed one White Station graduate. If he felt underchallenged as a standard student, hmm, yes, maybe, he/she could have challenged himself/herself to enroll in the optional program. My guess is that, there, he/she would flounder and miss the inadequacy of the standard program. The bottom line is that White Station is one of the top public high schools in the state, if not the top. With more national merit scholars than all other schools in Memphis combined, White Station is reputed as the best of the best. I would agree that the Board of Education lacks effective leadership and that does pose several problems for the future of White Station, but, at this point, I'm firm in my opinion.
I, like one of my fellow peers that has already posted their comments on White Station, feel that the quality of this school is unsurpassed by any other. The negative comments of some of the parents are completely ungrounded and give off the wrong impression about the best school in Memphis. I am entering my sophomore year and loving every minute of it.'Jake F.'
White Station has provided an outstanding educational opportunity for our two sons, but you won't want to send your children here if you don't want them to be academically challenged in a diverse environment.
I graduated from White Station in 2003. I was disappointed in the education I got there. Sure, the optional program is great, but the standard classes are depressing. Most students in the class do not wish to learn, so the teacher must bring the curriculum down to their level, causing those who want to learn at a normal pace to become bored in their classes. Also, the leadership is lacking, but so does the Board of Education itself. Frankly, when I have children, I am living in a Shelby County School district.
I have had one student graduate from White Station, another who is a sophomore. I believe that the Honors program is challenging and prepares a HS student well for college. Having classes with intellectual peers is an important aspect of the program that is often overlooked. The faculty members, for the most part,are very interested in stimulating the students,and provide excellent mentoring and leadership.The kids are very proud that they attend this school, well know for it's academics locally as well as nationally.When it's time to apply for college, a good GPA from the honors program means something. I cannot comment on the Standard program.
Hello, I am a student starting my fourth year at White Station in the fall. I can honestly say that I could not imagine going to a different school and having the same experience. Although White Station has its faults, I have such incredible pride in my school. And many of the other students at White Station share this same pride. The teachers and administration are very supportive of the students. I have always felt like I could go to any of my teachers and ask for extra help. Therefore, it upsets me to read this negative comment about the school that I love so much and speak so favorably of everywhere that I go. Not only does this person give my school undeserved criticism, but he/she does not offer any possible reasoning behind the comments. White Station is a wonderful school and is known throughout the city as one of the top schools, public and private, in the city of Memphis. Thank you for your time. Amelia Thompson
I purchased a home to be in this district. This was a hugh mistake. I now have it up for sale to pull my child out of this school. I would encourage any parent to home school before they send their children to this school.
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