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White Station Middle School

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Posted June 9, 2014

My son just finished 7th grade at WSMS. We could not have been more pleased with the teachers, fellow students, and administration. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

Our daughter is completing sixth grade in the Optional Program (advanced) and we could not be happier. She is also in CLUE (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment) class. The pace is fast, but many of the teachers are caring and available for tutoring during lunch and after school if the children need extra instruction or clarification. They email the parents and students all the upcoming assignments a week ahead of time, so it's easy to get a head start on homework if there is a conflict with an extra curricular activity. Parents are highly involved with the school. Great diversity at this school. In addition to the optional program for advanced students (must test in to be accepted), there is also a traditional program and a "district plus" program for those students living in district who did not test into optional but desire somewhat more of a challenging workload. I have been very impressed with the dedication of most of the teachers. My daughter is thriving at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

This is the best school in memphis tn I am a 6th grader here and everyone is nice to each other nice teachers nice community fun place to learn and there number 1 goal is to educate with success great place love it. When I leave this place one day I think i am going to cry.


Posted October 15, 2013

I am a 7th grade student at WSMS, and I love the school!! There are many activities/sports to get involved in, and the students are really nice. As a student, I know that the work is hard. This is only because the teachers want to teach the students everything they need to know.


Posted September 19, 2013

This is my first year at wsms I am very unhappy with the results that I received from a HIP teacher this year. For those of you that don't know hip is hearing impaired. This teacher went as far well to far .She embarrassed my child in class saying he smelled so bad that it made her throw up. My son did not want to return to this school but it is the only one in the school district. Personally I think she should be barred from teaching. To this day she has yet to apologize to me and my son. if she would go this far with a disabled child who know how far she will go.I thank god that my child is able to communicate to me other wise you will never Know. PEOPLE PLEASE IF YOU HAVE A HIP CHILD I ENCOURAGE YOU TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD DAILY TO KEEP THEM SAFE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

For the record, my students are such great writers that they sound like adults. I don't know a teacher who has time to try and post fake stuff on this site.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2013

I love WSMS! I am new to the school and I also feel left out. I wish the teachers would stop yelling at the students and I also wish they wold really get to know the students.


Posted May 18, 2012

Instead of criticizing why don"t you tell us what you know about White Station Middle School? what is it that bothers you about it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

Im sorry, but I am amazed by so many of the comments made on this board that claim to be from students at this school. Just by reading them, I can tell they are written by middle school students, but by adults, maybe teachers or administrators who work at this school. These comments are written in the style and tone of an adult not a young teenager. Its a shame these writers can not let the school stand on its own merits, let the truth out there. Every school can not be 100% perfect, the students can not be watched 100% of the time and there will be students who will fly under the radar and avoid getting caught after bad behavior. There will be bad apples and they will know how to hide their bullying activities and have cohorts who will stick up for them, as they deny they did not do something...


Posted February 5, 2012

I am a seventh grader at WSMS. I am in the optional program, and I believe that WSMS is an AMAZING SCHOOL. All of the teachers are outstanding, everything is ALWAYS organized, and the students are all very friendly and nice. There are rarely any fights, Mr. Page, an OUTSTANDING principle, makes sure of that. They have many clubs you can join. Some people say in here that the kids are all very snobby and so-and-so, but I am here to assure that very rarely do you meet kids who talk about how rich and such they are. I, for instance, am NOT like that, and I have a lot of friends that aren't, too. Another thing. WSMS doesn't have "cliques". Of course, they have the populars, and the weird kids, as all middle schools do, but everyone is very friendly and open. It will be VERY hard to NOT make a friend here, everyone is so kind. You would LOVE this school, just like I do!


Posted January 31, 2012

I am a student at WSMS.I love and hate it.The teacher are amazing,but it seems like some of the teachers do not care ore try hard enough for the safety. For example,I was bullied at lunch and hit in the face. There was a bruise on my jawline. I showed the assistant principal and explained to him what happened,but the other student got a slap on the wrist.I get bullied a lot and I tell the teachers,but nothing happens. other than that WSMS has a go educational program,but not a good student family.


Posted October 24, 2011

0 We had to yank our son out after the first quarter. He was bullied constantly and had all his supplies stolen and even had his lunch money stolen. They also took and broke his glasses. When I tried to get information on their so called parent connect system NO one would help me. Son also stated that in one of his classes the kids would fight and scream the whole time and he could not even hear what the teacher was saying! Very out of control and no obedience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

I'm a parent of a 6th grader at WSMS, and I have to say, at one month into middle school, my family and I are very pleased with what we've seen from the school. The principal Mr. Page is outstanding, and very supportive of the teachers. I am very happy with the challenge she is facing, and look forward to learning more with her. They recently made the decision to merge Memphis City Schools with Shelby County schools. i am not happy with that for two reasons: Shelby County scores are based on a smaller segment than MCS, so they look better even when schools are not really better, and the more wealthy neighborhoods also seem to be the most prejudiced neighborhoods. I don't want my daughter attending school with snobbish kids. Diveristy is necessary to success. She's great where she is. WSMS has outstanding teachers, and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2010

I am a seventh grader at WSMS and I have to say: This is an amazing school. I have found great lifelong friends here. I love Spartans! It's far from your stereotypical middle school. Any, if at all, bullying issues are quickly taken care of and most kids at school are not in cliques, just groups of people who are friends because they like each other. Warning, though: the curriculum is really challenging and you'll learn a lot here, but it's hard work.


Posted September 28, 2010

When you first walk in .it s as if you can almost feel the difference .the teachers are all great and seem to have the children s best interest at heart Expectation and goals are set high; I think this alone makes a vast difference in the behavior of the Students and may be seen in every aspect of the school, from the individual teachers who offer after school tutoring, to the efficient staff members, down to the parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Im a student at wsms and this is my first year and i love it the teachers,and staff or the best in the whole world and i couldnt ask for more im in the 8th grade and i love it im in the traditional program my teachers are mrs.Reed,
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It is one of the top rated schools in Memphis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I'm a student at WSMS and I love it! I'm in the 'traditional' program and it's only a name. I could be in the optional program, because my scores are very high, but I do not want to be considered as a snob or RUDE!!! WSM is a place where anyone can learn! The teachers love their students and wants everyone to succeed. If the optional teachers would learn a little RESPECT, people would have nothing but good things to say about the school in these reviews!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I am an Optional student at White Station Middle School (WSMS). Compared to most Memphis City Schools, WSMS is the best choice. The school has wonderful TCAP scores, and great reviews. Most of the students seem to love it. So why not send your child there? WSMS has a difficult Optional program to enter. The administrators only look at the English and Math sections of TCAP when making their decision. Children who excel in science or social studies are completely over looked. If you do manage to enroll your child into the Optional program, beware: your child may become a discriminative snob. Not discriminating against race or religion, but against those in the Traditional program. Upon entering the Optional program, even the nicest of people begin to become haughty. If you overlook the fact that the administration ignores some students who shine and students who discriminate against those in not as prestigious programs, White Station Middle School is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

I recently moved from WSMS to a school in Pennsylvania called Stroudsburg Junior High School. The school I go to now isn't bad but you'll never meet such great friends like the ones you'll make in this school.The new bulding is great but like all schools it has problems too. I was in Optional and had some friends in traditional and they sometimes don't get treated fairly among friends and teachers, but it's just some of the snobby people in optional who do that.Most of them aren't like that. We can fix that though. If you ever move you'll really miss this school and the friends you make!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
African American34%
Asian95%
Hispanic47%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African American51%
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American46%
Asian95%
Hispanic61%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
African American33%
Asian81%
Hispanic35%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American43%
Asian84%
Hispanic37%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African American57%
Asian95%
Hispanic63%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
African American40%
Asian92%
Hispanic52%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 67%
Black 37% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (901) 416-2187

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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5465 Mason Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: (901) 416-2184

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