School Details

White Station Middle School

5465 Mason Rd, Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2184
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1292 students 18 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
49%
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56%
47%
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64%
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89%
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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Station Middle School is a public middle school in Memphis. The principal of White Station Middle School is Eric R. Sullivan, who can be contacted at SullivanEric@mcsk12.net. 1,292 students attend White Station Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 41% of the 1,292 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at White Station Middle School is 18:1. McS Prep School - Northwest is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 5%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 37%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    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.

  • (11 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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?

  • (2 years ago)

    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...

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    It is one of the top rated schools in Memphis.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

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