About the School

 Mission Statement  



We, the stakeholders of West Carroll Junior/Senior High School believe in

Providing opportunities for all students to formulate critical learning and problem-solving skills.

Developing instruction that addresses needs, enhances competencies, and fosters learning.

Promoting adequate assessment in order for students to meet academic standards and competencies.

Involving all stakeholders in the decision-making process.

Maintaining supportive relationships with our students, staff, parents, and community.

Raising student expectations by broadening their learning experiences and opportunities.

West Carroll Junior/Senior High School's mission is to provide a learning environment that promotes proficiency as measured by the state mandated assessments and to ensure that all students receive a regular diploma.


  About The School  

Facts about the Jr./ Sr. High School

West Carroll Junior Senior High School is located in Atwood. The current school population is approximately 500 students. The current facility which opened in August 2000 houses all students for grades 7-12 in the West Carroll Special School District.  West Carroll offers both academic and career and technical programs of study which meet college and technical school admission requirements. West Carroll Junior Senior High Scholl has 29 classrooms, cafetorium, media center, two science labs, learning computer lab for 7th and 8th grade, business computer lab, 3 research computer labs for grades 7-12, Family and Consumer Science Department, agriculture department, band area, art area, and two gymnasiums, one for practice and one that will seat approximately 1500 people. The school's athletic program includes: softball, baseball, football, basketball, and cheerleading. All students complete Tennessee State Department of Education mandated testing that includes the following:

•·   Achievement in grades 7, 8

•·   End of Course Testing in grades 9-12

•·   Explorer in grade 8

•·   PLAN in grade 10

•·   ACT in grade 11.

Specific graduation requirements can be obtained by contacting the school.

LEA Parental Involvement Plan

LEA Parental Involvement Plan

West Carroll Special School District



I.          General LEA Parental Involvement Policy


            The Board of Education encourages the involvement of parents, both as    individuals as groups to act as advisors and resource contacts in the           following ways:


            A.         Complementing and extending the instructional services of the classroom

                        teacher with parents' specific talents.


            B.         Serving as advisors on curriculum development projects and on citizens'                           advisory committees.


            C.        Expressing ideas and concerns by responding to surveys and other                                   information gathering devices.


            D.        Maintaining active involvement in parent-teacher groups.


            E.         Supporting the value of education in area homes and communities.


II.          General Planning and Implementation


            Parental activities shall be planned and implemented with meaningful         consultation with parents of participating children.


            Under the direction of the family and community engagement coordinator and        teachers, parental involvement activities will be planned and implemented in    meaningful consultation with the parents of participating children.  Parents will have an opportunity to participate in   the development of this policy, agree to its    content, and provide input into the planning of activities. 


            Questionnaires and personal             interviews will be used to obtain parental input into    the development of the LEA Tennessee Comprehensive System-wide Planning            Process document (TCSPP), each school's parental involvement   plan, and the   LEA parental involvement plan.   A copy of the LEA's parental involvement plan             as well as the school's parental involvement plan will be distributed at parent         orientation meetings or school open house night in August.  A letter outlining a         parent's right to make suggestions for revisions to each plan will be included with        the plan.


III.         Written Policy


            A.         Questionnaires, group meetings, and personal interviews will be used to                            obtain parent input into the LEA Plan.  Names of the individuals involved                            in the development of the policy will be filed in the Title 1 Director's office.


            B.         Technical assistance for implementing effective parental involvement will                           be provided by the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator                              through workshops for both teachers and administrators.  Sessions on the                    importance of parental support will be provided for each faculty.                                       Information regarding the progress of each   school             toward meeting state                       standards will be disseminated to parents using a variety of media                          including, but not necessarily limited to newsletters, meetings, and district                  and school websites.  Parents will be encouraged to share comments                                through questionnaires, surveys, and personal interviews.


            C.        Input from teachers and parents will considered when scheduling                                       activities and events with the hope of increasing levels of parent                                             participation.


                        Specific topics for parent sessions may include math and reading skills                             and instruction, challenges to learning, discipline issues, and completing                                   homework.


            D.        Standing TCSPP committees will include a cross-section of the parent                              population and will address the concerns of Safe and Drug Free Schools,                               School Health Advisory Council, technology integration, vocational                               offerings, the Title 1 program, IDEA, Pre-K, extended contract, and other                                 issues which may benefit from parent input.  This standing committee will                      review programs and provide input regarding the importance and                                        implementation of meaningful parental contributions.


            E.         Assessment observations including but not necessarily limited to                                        interview comments from meetings, questionnaires, and surveys will be                                used in the revision of parent involvement policies and the design of                                   strategies used for school improvement.


            F.         Parent comments and suggestions will be solicited and encouraged by                              attaching returnable comment forms to the parent involvement plans                          distributed.  Annual evaluation will be conducted jointly by the LEA and                                parents and will address the content, effectiveness, and success of the                                    academic and parental involvement programs.


            G.        Specific strategies for parental involvement will include, but may not                                   necessarily be limited to:


                        1.         After-school tutoring.


                        2.         Open house.


                        3.         Parent-teacher conferences.


                        4.         Parent volunteer programs.


                        5.         Parent training programs.


                        6.         Parent orientation meetings at which the following information will                                       be shared:


                                    a)         Courses of study.


                                    b)         Learning materials.


                                    c)         Homework policies and interventions.


                                    d)         Attendance policies.


                                    e)         Discipline policies and the WCSSD Code of Conduct.


                                    f)          Title I program goals and expectations.


                                    g)         Parent-Student-School compact.


            H.         To the extent practicable, the school district and its schools shall provide                           full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English                              proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children.                                   Information and school reports shall be distributed in an understandable,                                uniform format but will be distributed in alternative formats upon request.                                   To the extent practical, all information will be provided in a language                                 parents understand.


            I.          If applicable, not less than 1% of the LEA's Title I allocation shall be                                    reserved to carry out activities under NCLB Section 1118 including family                                  literacy and parenting skills.  The advisory group will be an integral part of                    the planning committee in determining the greatest parental needs and                               funding.





Revised 11/02/09

WCPS/WCES Leadership Teams


West Carroll Jr./Sr. High School

Our school is a 7-12 school, consisting of students from the contiguous surrounding areas of Atwood, Trezevant, McLemoresville, Lavinia, and Cedar Grove.