School History

In the late 1970's a move began within the community of Westmoreland, Tennessee to build a new high school which could house grades 9-12.  The move began as a result of extremely crowded conditions.  The high school grades 7-12.  The goal was to build a new campus for the high school housing grades 9-12, while renovating the old high school building for use as a middle school housing grades 6-8.  This goal was achieved in 1988 with the beginning of the new school year.  The educational facility currently houses 43 classrooms, a library media center, two school office suites, an auditorium, two multi-purpose gymnasiums, cafeteria, three computer labs, guidance office, conference room, two teacher work areas/lounges, and many custodial and storage areas.  There is sufficient parking around each entrance of the north and south wing buildings.  The middle school shares the football field with high school, but maintains its own field house and weight room.  Crowding at the elementary school led to the grade configuration at Westmoreland Middle School to include grades 5-8 beginning in 2005-06 through 2008-09 school year.  Fifth grade returned to Westmoreland Elementary School when a new elementary school was completed in the summer of 2010.  Currently, Westmoreland Middle School serves grades 6-8.

 

School Statistics (Based on numbers as of 08/15/16.)

Number of Students:  

--6th Grade = 134

--7th Grade = 139

--8th Grade = 115

--Total = 388

Number of Staffulty:  60 (Full Time and Part Time Staffulty)

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Westmoreland Middle School is to establish an environment which will enable our students to be actively involved in the learning so they can be an important part of the school and community.  

 

Vision Statement

Westmoreland Middle School teachers are engaging students in quality instruction by using the Tennessee standards which have been clearly communicated.  Teachers are guiding students to be an integral part of their school and community.  Teachers are committed to developing leadership skills with the intent on improving student learning.  School leaders mentor others by collaborating with honesty, transparency, and respect in order to develop leadership skills with others.  Ongoing Professional Learning Communities and Professional Learning opportunities are in place to meet the needs of all students.  Teachers have equal access to all materials and technology.  Resources are easily accessible in order to be used when collaborating with other schools within the district. 

 

Beliefs

  • All students should be challenged to learn, achieve, and succeed.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. 
  • Instructional practices should incorporate learning activities that take into account differences in learning styles.
  • Positive character education, including moral and leadership qualities, will encourage students to become productive citizens.
  • Parents should be encouraged to be involved, as much as possible, in the learning process.