• Welcome to Wildcat Country!

  • Winstead Elementary School is part of the Williamson County School District in Middle Tennessee and is located 10 minutes south of downtown Franklin, TN. Our district is a large area consisting of 562 square miles. Our elementary school sits across from Winstead Hill, an important Civil War site during the Battle of Franklin. We serve Franklin-area students from Pre-K through fifth grade and provide a safe facility along with an excellent learning environment. Winstead has 31 classrooms serving Pre-K through fifth grade. There are six Student Support Services Teachers and 16 Student Support Services Assistants. There is a full-time Music Teacher, Media Specialist, Art Teacher, Math Coach, Literacy Coach, Differentiation Specialist, Speech and Language Pathologist, two full-time Physical Education Teachers, and a full-time and part-time School Counselor.

    All students at Winstead have been issued a chromebook to be used throughout the entire year. Each classroom has an LCD projector, SMART board and an ELMO. Students are encouraged to use a variety of technology in all subject areas. Winstead believes in the inclusion model for all students.

  • School History

    Winstead Elementary School is located at 4080 Columbia Pike on twenty acres, three miles south of the Franklin Square. The school was named after the owner of the property, Samuel Winstead, who is buried on the north side of Winstead Hill. Winstead Hill, a park dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Battle of Franklin, is located across the street from our school.

    Winstead Elementary was the first two-story elementary school to be built in Williamson County. There were 39 classrooms in the building with a gym, cafeteria, multi-media center and five small rooms housing our specialized programs such as: Gifted Education, English Language Learners, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy. The school is equipped with a closed-circuit television production center as well.

    Winstead Elementary School opened its doors for the first time in the fall of 2002. The school facility was not ready to open on the targeted date. Therefore, our students began their school year sharing facilities with a neighboring school. The population of the two schools combined included over 900 students and was very crowded, as all teachers and students shared portable classrooms with other classes. In order to boost morale and school spirit, all Winstead faculty and students took a quick bus ride to the site of our school and gathered around the flag pole. This helped to create a sense of unity and pride for our new Wildcat family and this activity continues today.

    Winstead Elementary opened with Principal Josie Jacobs and Assistant Principal Quen Brown. Winstead began with 20 teachers and 369 students.  In 2006, our school welcomed a new administrative team and many new teachers as well. Principal Anita Anderson and Assistant Principal Julie Lankford joined the Winstead family for one school year. The following school year, Connie Kinder was assigned as Principal with Assistant Principal Kathy Wells. Kathy Wells was named Principal in December of 2012 and joining her was Christy Serpas as Assistant Principal. Following Kathy Wells retirement in 2023, Lynn Sawyer, Assistant Principal, was named Principal effective for the 2023-24 school year. Reagan Burrage and Justin Lattimore are the current Assistant Principals helping to lead Winstead Elementary School.

outside of WSES
fence with sign that says winstead
outside of WSES
  • Enrollment

    Our current enrollment is 620.

    Student to Teacher Ratios:

    K – 1:21
    1st – 1:20
    2nd – 1:19
    3rd – 1:19
    4th – 1:21
    5th – 1:25

  • School Hours

    Full Day of School: 8:43 AM to 3:50 PM

    Half Day of School: 8:43 AM to 12:18 PM

    Early Release Days: 8:43 AM to 1:58 PM

Students and Staff forming a large WSES from their bodies