Westside Achievement

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901.416.3700
3389 Dawn Drive
Memphis, TN
38127

"As Westside Wildcats, we use our knowledge and skill to serve our community and to leave this world more equal, more just, and more peaceful than we inherited it."

Our Beliefs

OUR VISION

Our school will be the #1 middle school in Memphis. Our students will be prepared to excel at the top high schools and for life long success.

OUR MISSION

At Westside, we are COMPELLED by our history, MOTIVATED by our community, and EMPOWERED to work hard to achieve our potential greatness.

OUR CORE VALUES
WISDOM
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PERSEVERANCE
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SOLIDARITY
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"As Westside Wildcats, we use our knowledge and skill to serve our community and to leave this world more equal, more just, and more peaceful than we inherited it."

Academics

Our school uses a curriculum centered on improving all students’ ability to read. It is critical that all of our students are able to read on grade level before leaving middle school, so we work tirelessly to close students’ reading gaps each day. All of our students are expected to read multiple texts each day – and a variety of them – passages, excerpts, articles, books, novels, and more. Students read across all subject areas – reading/language arts, math, science and social studies – and in support classes, too. Our curriculum requires students to engage in discussion with each other about what they’re learning in all subjects, write about what they’re learning and question each other, their teachers and their texts to deepen their learning. Students are expected to complete homework each night, to practice what they’ve learned in class.

"As Westside Wildcats, we use our knowledge and skill to serve our community and to leave this world more equal, more just, and more peaceful than we inherited it."

Our Team

Rasheedah Jemison

Principal

Archie Tyson

Assistant Principal - Culture

LaSandra Young

Assistant Principal - Instruction

Reginald Moore

Teacher - Sixth Grade - Math

Marvin Thomas

Teacher - Sixth Grade - English Language Arts

Antonio Futch

Teacher - Sixth Grade & Seventh Grade - Social Studies

Agata Jedrzejewski

Teacher - Sixth Grade & Seventh Grade - Science

Tori Harris

Teacher - Seventh Grade - English Language Arts

Caralyn Chesney

Teacher - Seventh Grade - Math

Shalonda Bryant

Teacher - Eighth Grade - Science & Social Studies

Alex De La Rosa

Teacher - Eighth Grade - Math

Tennille Franklin

Teacher - Eighth Grade - English Language Arts

Jalencia Jeans

Teacher - RTI

Ashley Scudder

Teacher - Special Education

Eric Labon

Teacher - Functional Skills

Stanley McNeil

Teacher Assistant - Special Education

Zeporia Gray

Teacher - Band

Antonia Tidmore

Teacher - Physical Education / Athletic Director

Carly Small

Administrative Services Manager

Andrea Branch

Student Data & Family Outreach Coordinator

Andre Green

Preventive Maintenance Technician

Stanley McNeil

Behavior Analyst

Erin Harrington

Social Worker

John Cowherd

Communities in Schools Site Coordinator

"As Westside Wildcats, we use our knowledge and skill to serve our community and to leave this world more equal, more just, and more peaceful than we inherited it."

Stories

Great Teaching

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Westside 8th Grade mathematics teacher Andrea Richardson talks about why working in Frayser is important for Memphis and how freedom and enthusiasm promote great teaching.

Boom

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Mathematics teacher Michael Russom is dropping bombs of wisdom in his classroom.
"As Westside Wildcats, we use our knowledge and skill to serve our community and to leave this world more equal, more just, and more peaceful than we inherited it."