Woodrow Wilson Elementary School was opened in January of 1929. This year the school is celebrating eighty years of educating children in school year 2009-2010. The school was originally named East Ward Elementary School and later changed to Woodrow Wilson in honor of our former president. In 1932 Wilson School had the distinction of being the first elementary school in Texas to have a completely uniformed and organized band.
The original building had ten classrooms and a student enrollment of three hundred. In 1933, four additional rooms were added. A gymnasium-auditorium and cafeteria were built in 1951, as well as six more classrooms. Four classrooms were added in 1989. Wilson School was completely renovated during the 1997-98 school year after the consolidation decision was made to reduce the number of elementary schools from six to four.
Today, approximately 365 students enjoy a newly renovated building with twenty six classrooms, gymnasium/auditorium, and cafeteria. The building has central heat and air conditioning for the comfort of the students and teachers. The interior of the building is accented with the school colors, red and white.
Wilson has a very stable teaching staff of thirty two certified teachers, a speech therapist, a counselor, a part time nurse, a part time diagnostician, and a principal. This stability has had a very positive influence on the students, programs, and the entire instructional process of the school.
Wilson School personnel are dedicated toward educational excellence for the students. Development of skills to last a lifetime, positive attitudes toward education, programs and technology to meet the needs of all students is integrated into the curriculum, with mutual respect through the efficient union of family, school, and community.
The Wilson School philosophy is that education is necessary for a child to be a successful citizen in today's society. Meaningful learning is an ongoing process that thrives in a non-judgmental, non-threatening climate of unconditional acceptance and encouragement. Children are capable of learning and mastering the many skills needed to meet the tremendous challenges of today.