About Whitesburg Elementary
Whitesburg Elementary opened in December 1958 with just eight classrooms. Mrs. Virginia Black was the principal as well as a 6th grade teacher. By January 1959, 350 students had moved in. By 1961 Whitesburg expanded by ten new classrooms. There were 753 students enrolled including a newly added 7th grade class. By 1964 enrollment peaked at 1425, which later declined as more schools were built.
In 1961 the Junior High addition was constructed. The lunchroom connected both buildings and served both facilities. In the fall of 1962 7th-9th graders were housed at Whitesburg Junior High, with an enrollment of 505 students and a faculty of 20 teachers. In 1975 Whitesburg Junior High consisted of grades 7th and 8th and later adding 6th grade and changing names to Whitesburg Middle School
In 1965 the tunnel, which is still used today, was built to safely allow students a way to cross Whitesburg Drive to and from school.
In order to raise funds and purchase new equipment for the growing school in 1959 the PTA was formed with Mr. Don Morgan as its first president. Today, the PTA continues to be a vital part of our school and is a critical part of our school success.
Whitesburg P8 was once divided into two schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Whitesburg Elementary has a current enrollment of close to 400. Whitesburg Elementary School continues to strive to become the premiere elementary school in the nation under the guidance of Lisa Jones, Principal.
We are LION’S PRIDE!
- Vision Statement
High Expectations, Character Driven and Student Centered
- Mission Statement
Inspire, engage, and empower all students in becoming creative problem solvers, active citizens, and lifelong learners within a supportive environment.