Welcome to Wilson County Schools
Due to weather conditions, the statewide ACT testing date has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014. Any students who cannot test on the statewide administration day of March 6, 2014 will be given a voucher to test on a national test day. Students should see their School Counselor for voucher.
The Wilson County Board of Education’s March meeting date has been changed from Monday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. to Friday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Spring 2014 Assessment Information
Assessment is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding. Assessments inspire us to ask these hard questions: "Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?" "Are students learning what they are supposed to be... learning?" "Is there a way to teach the subject better, thereby promoting better learning?" It is essential to evaluate whether the educational goals and standards of the lessons are being met. See more about who is assessed, what assessment is given, when it is given and, most importantly ... WHY it is given.
This document has been updated to include information about TCAP, EOC, CRA, the Writing Assessment, and the PARCC Field Tests all scheduled for this Spring.
Find the information on Who, What, When, Why Assessments by visiting www.wcschools.com, testing information at the bottom of the page or on the Homepage.
Policy 4.600, Grading System (in part): Exam Exemption
“A student having a 90 or higher average from the two nine week grading periods and having three (3) or fewer excused absences will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires. When a student is exempted from the examination, the semester average will be the average of the two grading periods and any state mandated exam. Any unexcused absence will disqualify the student from semester exam exemptions. A student will be eligible for an exam exemption on a semester by semester basis. If a student who qualifies for exam exemption elects to take to take his/her semester exam, the resulting exam grade shall not lower his/her semester average below the average of the two quarter grading periods.”
Students whose parents are residents of Wilson County may be permitted to request an assignment to a school other than the base school to which their student has been assigned according to the following guidelines.
1.A "Student Transfer Application" must be completed and submitted within the transfer application period of February 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014. No transfers will be considered after this period unless there has been a change in custody or residence of the parent or guardian.
2.As long as space is available in a school all transfers will be approved. In cases where the requests exceed the number of spaces available transfers will be granted in the following priority:
1.Employees of Wilson County Schools
2.Students whose siblings are already enrolled in the school
3.Students requesting a specific course offering not available in their base school
3.All approved transfers shall be effective until the student completes the exit grade at the school.
4.Transportation for students granted transfers shall be the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
At this time the only schools that have space to accept transfer students are:
West Elementary School
West Wilson Middle School
Lebanon High School
Watertown High School
Wilson Central High School
2013 – 2014 School Calendar Change
The Wilson County Board of Education approved a change in the calendar for the last week of the school year.
Thursday, May 29, will be a half day (morning) for student and a full work day for teachers
Friday, May 30, will be a full work day for teachers and no school for students.
Final report cards WILL NOT be picked up at the school. Those reports will be available online through ParentConnect. Parents wishing to have a printed report card should provide the school with a self addressed stamped envelope and the school will mail the report during the first week of June.
Wilson County Schools is participating in the use of the Tripod Survey of Student Perceptions. This survey will be given twice this year to students. The survey responses provide feedback to teachers and administrators.
The Wilson County School System serves approximately 15,750 students in pre-kindergarten through adult education. Twelve elementary schools, two middle schools, four high schools, one adult high school, one alternative school and an adult basic education program make up the twenty-one sites.
The Wilson County School System is committed to excellence in all areas of education. The system strives to obtain the best teachers and administrators possible. Of the 1,187 people employed in positions that require state certification, over 50 percent have attained an educational degree at the Masters level or higher. All Wilson County Schools and the Board of Education are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
The school system has lowered pupil-teacher ratios, employed reading and math coaches, increased the number of teaching assistants, and increased the number of counselors, added school nurses and a School Health Coordinator as a way of providing better service to the students of Wilson County.
Wilson County has worked to improve its delivery system of educational technology. Library/Media Centers, offices, and classrooms are wired for Internet access. Teachers and students use the technology in many new and exciting ways, including on-line and distance learning.
The Wilson County School System does not discriminate due to age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, religion, creed, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities, or in employment opportunities or benefits. Inquiries concerning Title VI or Title IX of the Civil Rights Act should be directed to Mickey Hutson at (615)444-3282. Inquiries concerning Section 504 should be directed to Denise McMillan at (615)453-7302. Inquiries concerning the American with Disabilities Act should be directed to Mickey Hall at (615)444-3282.