All about WMCS
This page will give you a brief overview of our history and share with you our strong heritage.
In the Beginning:
- West Memphis Christian School began in a day-care and kindergarten class in 1970 with an enrollment of 50 students. In 1971 grades 1-3 were added and grades 4-6 were included in 1972. The 7th and 8th grades began in 1973 and a grade was added each year until the first graduating class of 1977- 78. There were 21 graduates in that class and since that time the school has graduated 725 students.Our previous junior and senior high building was first used in September 1975. The new elementary facility was completed during the 1987-88 school year. The remodeled gym and 4 additional classrooms were completed in early 1993. In the fall of 2006 WMCS opened up it's new property at 1101 N. Missouri Street. This state of the art facility currently houses the Jr & Sr. High. Future renovation for the elementary side of this building is planned for the near future. This facility can house up to 750 students and has over 72,000 square feet.
Accreditation: Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association, Mississippi Private School Association.
Faculty: WMCS teachers have an average of 15 years teaching experience. Over forty percent of the faculty have Masters' degrees.
Curriculum: College preparatory with more than 90% of the students college bound. College courses are offered to the seniors.
Computers: Instruction in elementary and secondary classes is offered in a networked computer lab and classroom stations.
Enrollment: Over 300 students--6 weeks through grade 12.
Academics: WMCS students average 29 points above the national average on standardized achievement tests.
Athletics: Students have the opportunity to participate in footballl, basketball, baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf.
Admission: Students will be admitted without respect of race, color, or national origin.
Past School Leaders Include:
|Dr. Loretta Dale became president of WMCS on July 1, 2010. Dr. Dale received her BA in Business Education from Harding University, her MSE in Educational Administration from Arkansas State University, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Memphis. Dr. Dale has worked in the education field for over 40 years at West Memphis Christian School, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and in various mission/youth activities. She has assisted with 100 Baldrige assessments in the areas of business, healthcare, and education. She was selected as one of the 2011 MBQ Power Players and was on the MSQPC team that received the Academic Excellence Award from the Tennessee Board of Regents. Dr. Dale and her husband, Lyndal, are members of the Missouri Street Church of Christ where Lyndal serves as one of the ministers and as an elder. They have three children (all WMCS graduates) and nine grandchildren.|
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