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Marvin Wright Elementary will inspire all students to LEAD.
L - Love learning
E - Excel in all we do
A - Achieve goals together
D - Do what is right
MARVIN WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The brief history of Marvin H. Wright Elementary School is interwoven with the historical events in the community of Spring Hill. Once a small rural community located on the northern border of Maury County in Tennessee, today Spring Hill is a rapidly changing place. The changes started in the 1980s and 1990s with the location of the General Motors (GM) automobile plant at Spring Hill. The landscape of the community took on a new appearance and the population grew. The transformation of Spring Hill created many challenges, with restructuring the schools in the area due to continued growth being one of the greatest.
In 1934, the first public school, Spring Hill School, opened in Spring Hill, which included grades 1 through 10. A few years later, grades 11 and 12 were added. This school served the educational needs of the children in the area for the next fifty years as the only school. Spring Hill School grew as the rural community began to change and the time finally arrived in the fall of 1984 to open a new elementary school. Spring Hill Elementary School (SHES) was established to serve grades kindergarten through 6. This new school was built in response to the population growth and school overcrowding that had begun and showed no signs of ceasing. The continued growth in the area led, in 1992, to the opening of the new Spring Hill High School (SHHS). The sixth grade from SHES moved there due to continued overcrowding and growth in the Spring Hill area, primarily due to the largest demographic moving into the area being young married adults starting new families.
As over-crowding continued at SHES, Marvin H. Wright Elementary School (MWES) was opened in the fall of 2006 on Derryberry Lane. The land was donated for the new school by Dino Roberts, John Floyd, and Cornerstone Land Company. SHES now serves students in grades K through 4 as well as MWES serves grades K through 4. The new facility was designed to accommodate the needs of all students. There are 37 classrooms that are equipped with telephones, LCD projectors, some Smart Boards, storage for students and teachers, sinks, and for Kindergarten classrooms, bathrooms. The facility has six storage rooms and three conference rooms. The school has an art room, a library, a gym, a cafeteria, and two computer labs. There is a theatrical stage in the cafeteria and a literacy room for teaching resources.
MWES opened the school with a student enrollment of approximately 400 students with a staff of 24 teachers. MWES currently has a student enrollment of approximately 600 students and 40 teachers.