About Us


J.E. Woodard Elementary School

Welcome to J. E. Woodard Elementary School. We are located in Columbia, Tennessee, the heart of Maury County. The administration, teachers, and staff at Woodard are committed to student learning and success. During the 2011-2012 school year, we were recognized as a reward school in the state of Tennessee. This recognition was given to the schools that excelled in performance and/or progress based on state testing. Only the top 5% of Tennessee schools received this recognition. We received this status based on both areas. We are proud of our teachers, staff, students, and parents for their continued strive for success. We are Woodard.....where we make progress on purpose!

Our mission: It is the mission of J. E. Woodard Elementary to meet the individual needs and abilities of all students by providing quality educational experiences and a safe learning environment where students show gains and become proficient or advanced in all subjects. 

We are making progress on purpose!

Our belief statements:

*Student learning is the chief priority for our school.

*Each student is accepted as an individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

*Our school is a safe and comfortable place to learn.

*Because students have different learning styles, a variety of instructional approaches are used.

*Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community work together to insure our school's success.

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