About WES

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Westwood’s vision is to inspire each individual to achieve limitless potential in a world yet to be imagined.

School History

Fairview Elementary School opened in August 1962, with an enrollment of 533 students in grades 1-8. The school was built to fill an existing need for a comprehensive consolidated elementary school in the western part of Williamson County.  Fairview’s opening united Triangle, New Hope and Fairview Schools. In 1971, grades 7 and 8 were moved to the high school, and in 1972, a kindergarten program was implemented.  Due to continued growth in the area, the 6th grade was transferred to Fairview Middle School in 1982, and the 5th grade in 1988. In August 2000, Westwood Elementary School was commissioned due to the ever-increasing enrollment. Fairview Elementary and Westwood Elementary shared the same building until Westwood’s school building was ready for occupation, which came in January of 2001.

Westwood Elementary – In a Nutshell

Westwood Elementary has an active and dedicated Parent Teacher Association (PTO). They promote parent connection and involvement. The PTO supports students through their work in raising funds and organizing events and activities to the benefit of the Westwood community. PTO meetings are held regularly throughout the school year.

The instructional programming at Westwood aligns with all Williamson County initiatives and curriculum, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to state and local funding, Westwood receives funding from the Federal Title 1 program because of the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced meals. Students who attend Westwood have access to special services, as appropriate in supporting their learning. Those services include: special education, tutoring, small group instruction, gifted education, Read 180, Accelerated Reader, technology, summer school, School Aged Child Care (SACC), Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP), and intervention for reading, writing, and math. Academic assessment success is trending up, as are students qualifying for accelerated/gifted education support.

Professional Development for Westwood staff is focused on instructional practice, which supports all students in their learning.  Instructional coaches (Literacy and Math) team with grade level teachers to review student achievement data and to program student instruction accordingly. Westwood teachers also have the support of a Differentiation Coach, who focuses on students who are accelerated and/or academically gifted.

WES is comprised of:


Valerie Garcia
Julie Lankford
Assistant Principal




Red and Blue

School Hours

8:50AM to 3:50PM

*half day dismissal: 12:25pm

Office Hours

8:00AM to 4:00PM

  • 27 classroom teachers
  • 4 special education teachers
  • 5 related arts teachers
  • 4 academic coaches
  • 4 intervention teachers
  • 11 special education teacher assistants
  • 5 teacher assistants
  • 1 technology assistant
  • 1 bookkeeper
  • 1 secretary
  • 2 building administrators
  • 1 school counselor
  • 1 school psychologist
  • 1 ESL teacher
  • 3 itinerate special education teachers
  • 1 school resource officer
  • 1 cafeteria manager, plus staff
  • 1 SACC director, plus staff

Community of Fairview

Quaint, quiet, convenient, and small town atmosphere are just a few words that immediately come to mind when one thinks of Fairview. Located in the vicinity of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Dickson, and Spring Hill, Fairview residents are a short commute to almost anywhere in Middle Tennessee. Fairview is proud to claim Bowie Nature Park, which is the largest city operated park in the United States, as their own.  The city and community have been dedicated to monitoring the communities’ growth in an effort to retain the small town atmosphere, but as Williamson County grows, so does Fairview.