Williamson County Schools

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Williamson County Schools
Wcslogo.jpg
Location
Williamson County, Tennessee
United States
District information
TypePublic
GradesK-12
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Schools48
Budget$223,239,609
Students and staff
Students38,100
Teachers2,246
Staff1,717
Athletic conferenceTSSAA
Other information
Websitewww.wcs.edu

Williamson County Schools (WCS) is a school district in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. The district is currently made up of over 40,000 students attending 48 schools,[1] including three new schools that opened as scheduled for the 2018–2019 school year.[2] The district is rapidly growing, adding over 1000 new students each year.[3]

Students who live within the K–8 Franklin Special School District zone attend WCS high schools, Centennial and Franklin after completing eighth grade.

WCS is the sixth largest school district in Tennessee.[4][better source needed]

Administrators[edit]

Jason Golden, Superintendent[5]

Dave Allen, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA)[6]

Leslie Holman, Chief Financial Officer

Vickie Hall, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Leigh Webb, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools[7]

Denise Goodwin, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools

Mark Samuels, Assistant Superintendent for Operations[8]

School Board[edit]

The Williamson County Board of Education consists of 12 members, each elected from one of the 12 voting districts for a four-year term.[9]

First District: Angela Durham

Second District: Dan Cash

Third District: Eliot Mitchell

Fourth District: Brad Fiscus

Fifth District: Gary Anderson, Chairman

Sixth District: Jay Galbreath

Seventh District: Sheila Cleveland

Eighth District: Candy Emerson

Ninth District: Rick Wimberly

Tenth District: Eric Welch[10]

Eleventh District: KC Haugh

Twelfth District: Nancy Garrett

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools (K-5)[edit]

WCS operates 28 elementary schools, including one K–8 school.[11] Creekside Elementary opened in Fall 2019 and moved into its permanent building in early January 2020. [12][13][14][15][16][17]

Middle schools (6-8)[edit]

The front of Fairview Middle School in Fairview, Tennessee

WCS operates 11 middle schools, including one K–8 school.[20] Legacy Middle School, currently under construction on Henpeck Lane, is scheduled to open in Fall 2020.[21][22]

  • Brentwood Middle (1972)
  • Fairview Middle (1981)
  • Fred J. Page Middle (1981)
  • Grassland Middle (1986)
  • Heritage Middle (2001)
  • Hillsboro Elementary and Middle (1905)
  • Mill Creek Middle (2016)[19]
  • Spring Station Middle (2010)
  • Sunset Middle (2006)
  • Thompson's Station Middle (2018)[18]
  • Woodland Middle (1994)
  • Legacy Middle (2020)[22]

High schools (9-12)[edit]

WCS operates ten high schools throughout the district.[23] An additional high school was previously planned for opening in 2022, according to the district's 2017 5-year capital outlay plan; however, the district has since chosen to renovate existing high schools to increase capacity in the short term.[24] The district's 10-year building forecast now calls for a new high school opening in Fall 2025.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About WCS". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  2. ^ "School Board Presented New Rezoning Plan". InFocus. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  3. ^ "Fast Facts". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "Explore Williamson County Schools". Niche. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  5. ^ "Superintendent". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  6. ^ Blois, Matt. "Williamson County Schools appoints new principal and central office staff". Williamson Home Page. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  7. ^ Carpenter, Michael. "Dr. Leigh Webb Selected as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools". Williamson Source. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  8. ^ Bartlett, Kerri. "Williamson County Schools appoints new general counsel, assistant superintendent". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  9. ^ "Board Members". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  10. ^ Balakit, Melanie. "Eric Welch to serve on Williamson school board". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  11. ^ "Elementary Schools". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  12. ^ "WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS FIVE (5) YEAR CAPITAL PLAN (2017-2022)" (PDF). WCS.edu. Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  13. ^ Willis, Alexander (2018-10-12). "New elementary school in southeast Williamson delayed until 2020 - Franklin Home Page". franklinhomepage.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  14. ^ "New elementary on Gosey Hill Road will be called Creekside". Franklin Home Page. 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  15. ^ "Name Chosen for New Franklin Elementary School". Williamson Source. 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  16. ^ McBryde, John (21 January 2020). "WCS construction projects moving right along, and in some cases have been completed". Williamson Home Page. Brentwood Home Page. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  17. ^ a b Hosey, Wendy Sturges,Alex (2020-01-27). "Williamson County holds grand opening for new Creekside Elementary School". impact. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  18. ^ a b c Knisely, Amelia Ferrell. "Three new schools open in Williamson County". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  19. ^ a b c Balakit, Melanie. "New Nolensville schools to celebrate grand opening". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  20. ^ "Middle Schools". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  21. ^ Bartlett, Kerri. "Funding for new Franklin middle school finalized by county commission". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  22. ^ a b Bartlett, Kerri (21 January 2020). "Legacy Middle School is the official name of the new middle school on Henpeck Lane". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  23. ^ "High Schools". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  24. ^ "Williamson County Schools ITF Needs Five (5) Year Capital Outlay Plan 2016-2022" (PDF). Williamson County Schools. 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  25. ^ Balakit, Melanie. "Williamson Schools: More elementary, middle schools dominate 10-year building forecast". The Tennessean. USA Today Network. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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