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Our Story

Western Hills Elementary School opened in the Fall of 1968 on land donated by William C. Childers, T. C. Whitley, and representatives of the Sparta estate. Constructed in the lush Western Hills development, this neighborhood school provided a safe and caring environment for the children of families attracted to the thriving new community. A quality staff and superior parent involvement helped facilitate the school district’s first centralized library at the school in 1973. The successful effort motivated other schools across the district to raise funds for their own libraries. Kindergarten was added to the school in 1975.
 
Over the years, the school has grown from a small one-wing facility with six grades and six classrooms to an expansive campus with over twenty-five classrooms, a computer lab and an on-site gymnasium serving the needs of over 440 children each day. The school has twice earned an “Exemplary” rating from the Texas Education Agency and maintained a “Recognized” rating consistently from 2006-2010.
 
As the needs of our students and families continue to change, Western Hills Elementary is committed to providing the type of high-quality environment where every child gets a chance to shine. Rigorous, engaging instruction, state-of-the-art technology set within a culture of high expectations will compel our students to be creative, confident, and ready to bridge the values of the past to a vision for the future.
 
School colors:  Red, Black & White
School mascot:  Roadrunners

News & Announcements

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Monday August 19th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We can't wait to see everyone!

Schools Out For Summer!

The front office is closed for the summer. The office will re-open for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday July 22nd. Summer office hours will be from 7:30-3:30. Office hours during the school year will be 7:00-4:00.

STAAR Test

4th grade students will take the STAAR writing assessment on Tuesday April 9th. 5th grade students will take the STAAR math test on Tuesday April 9th and the STAAR reading test on Wednesday April 10th. The state mandates that 5th grade students pass the reading and math test in order to progress to the 6th grade.

Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION - February Newsletter

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about What Kids Can Do When Bullied, What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to School, Helping Your Child with Test Taking, Healthy Breakfast Burritos, Volunteer at Your Child’s School, Strong Athletes – Smart Students, and Fathers and Education.