Whites Creek High School

Empowering communities,      one Cobra at a time

Empowering communities,

one Cobra at a time

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 9-12
  • Whites Creek Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Does not offer before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. James Bailey   Principal

Dr. James Bailey

It is with great pleasure that I serve as the executive principal of this great institution from which I graduated! Without question, your educational journey here at Whites Creek High School will be met with high-quality teaching, a rigorous learning environment, a plethora of internships, externships and mentorships, and relationships that will support your current and post-secondary endeavors.

Our mission is to embrace the diversity of all students while providing a rigorous learning environment that supports personal growth, student ownership and community pride. The Creek is Rising!


Contact Information

7277 Old Hickory Blvd.
Whites Creek, TN 37189 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Dr. James Bailey
Assistant Principal: Danette Warren
Assistant Principal: Jeremiah Davis
Assistant Principal: Karen Beard
Academy Coachl: LaSheryl Jones-Hall
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry




School Description

As a small, community high school, Whites Creek offers a positive, supportive environment that puts the focus on students’ needs. Our students belong to distinguished, nationally recognized model career academies: Ninth Grade Academy; the Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability, and Logistics; the Academy of Education and Law; and the Academy of Community Health. All students begin in the Freshman Academy. As sophomores, students may choose one of our Academies and a corresponding pathway, including Automotive Technology, Community Health, Entrepreneurship, Law, or Teaching as a Profession K-12.

In addition to our academies, WCHS offers academic enrichment through Advanced Placement courses. Through a variety of dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities, our students earn more college credits than any other school within our district. WCHS also offers a wide range of academic programs via Cambridge Advanced International Examinations, helping our students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged citizens.

To ensure our student are well-rounded, we offer athletics, clubs and programs, including Leadership, Student Council, Freshman Seminar, Senior Capstone, Critical Thinking, Band and Dance.


School Hours

7:05 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

Whites Creek High School days are on a block schedule with alternating A & B days with a total of eight classes.

  • School doors open at 6:50 a.m.
  • Personalized Learning Time is daily 8:31 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.
  • Each period is 80 minutes of academic time
  • Lunch is during 4A/4B (10:57 a.m. – 12:39 p.m.)
  • School ends at 2:05 p.m.

School Details & Links


The Whites Creek High School Dress Code will be strictly enforced from the first day of school.

Please reference the Whites Creek Dress Code download for more detail.


  • Parent Teacher Organization
    Contact: Cathy Bowers
  • Tutoring
  • English Language classes
  • Clothing Closet
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Restorative Justice


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading / Dance
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls' Softball
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Beta Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Color Guard
  • Debate/Speech
  • Deca
  • Drama
  • FFA
  • HOSA
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling
  • Special Olympics
  • Student Government Association
  • Yearbook

Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability, and Logistics

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Autozone
  • All-in-All Starz Inc. 
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • LP Building Products
  • Tennessee State University College of Agriculture
  • United Parcel Service
  • Waste Management

Academy of Community Health      

  • Lipscomb University School of Nursing
  • St. Thomas Health
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Metro Nashville Public Health Department 
  • Dentaquest

Academy of Education and Law

  • Davidson County Sheriff's Office
  • Lipscomb University College of Education
  • Metro Nashville Education Association
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Office of the District Attorney General