Whitsitt Elementary School

Excellence for all

Excellence for all

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Glencliff Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

Justin Uppinghouse   Principal

Justin Uppinghouse

Welcome to Whitsitt Elementary School. We have high expectations for all of our students and we are proud of the standards of excellence that our faculty, staff and students uphold. With our parents and community partners, we work together to provide a high-quality education for all of our students.

Our open-door policy is one of the things parents love most about our school, because it lets them know we’re on the same team with the same goal: their child’s academic success. The open-door policy applies to prospective families, as well. Please come for a visit and see why Whitsitt Elementary is the right choice for your child. 


Contact Information

110 Whitsitt Road
Nashville, TN 37210 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Justin Uppinghouse
Assistant Principal: Marina Rucker
Community Achieves Site Manager: Chris Echegaray
Counselor: Jenai Rogers
School Board Representative: Will Pinkston

Whitsitt Elementary



School Description

Located in Nashville’s Woodbine neighborhood, Whitsitt Elementary is a microcosm of what our city really looks like: a diverse population with English Learners, mostly Spanish speakers who are making gains and integrating with the community. 

Our faculty and staff work collaboratively with parents and community partners to build the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. We believe that all students can learn at high levels when given the tools to fit their individual needs. Our faculty provides tailored instruction in reading and math to meet the needs of each student. Whitsitt also offers the Encore program to support and challenge gifted and talented learners.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 120 minutes - English/Language Arts

  • 70 minutes - Balanced Math

  • 60 minutes - Related Arts

  • 50 minutes - Enrichment/Intervention

  • 20-minute Recess

  • 30-minute Lunch


School Details & Links


Whitsitt faculty, staff and administration believe that a child’s proper appearance can be a source of pride, show respect to others and help provide a sense of safety. We also believe it can set a positive atmosphere for learning.

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or jumper-dresses in navy, blue, black or any shade of khaki. Denim or cargo pants are not allowed.

Tops: Short or long sleeves with a collar in any solid color. 


  • Parent Teacher Organization
    Whitsitt PTO
    President: Vonetta Carter

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Community Achieves
    Chris Echegaray, 615-333-5600 ext. 782303

  • Band

  • Chess Club

  • Garden Club

  • Newspaper

  • Adventure Science Center

  • Creative Artists Agency

  • Cumberland River Compact

  • Forest Hills Baptist Church

  • Plant The Seed

  • The Church at Woodbine

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (Cumberland Chapter)

  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse

  • Woodbine United Methodist Church