West Tennessee School For Deaf (District)


West Tennessee School For Deaf (District)


The West Tennessee School for the Deaf provides instructional programs for hearing impaired children ranging in age from two to thirteen. Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our students by emphasizing language development, speech and listening skills. Students also receive instruction in physical education, computer technology and art. All teachers follow the Tennessee Curriculum Standards set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education. An Individual Education Plan is developed for each student enrolled at WTSD. Total communication is used throughout our program by all staff members. Small class sizes and individualized programs aid in the success of our students. Continuous collaboration between teachers, speech pathologists, and audiologists provides optimal information for instructional programming. Our School's Beliefs: • All students possess the ability to learn, and that the key to learning is proficiency in language skills. We exist to develop successful communicators through Total Communication. •Our students must be able to compete as closely as possible with their counterparts in local public schools. •Assessment is the foundation for effective instruction and that instructional goals must be based on curriculum-based evaluations, daily student performance and standardized tests. •The instructional program must be child centered and data based. •Our policies must result in a school culture that is conducive to student achievement and to safety and order. •Decision making is a collaborative process involving all relevant members of a team. •There is a positive correlation between learning and school attendance.

Mission Statement

The mission of West Tennessee School for the Deaf is to prepare students to be successful at the next level as they become skilled communicators and to reach their maximum academic potential as measured by state assessments. Through the successful creation and implementation of a model program for deaf and hard of hearing students, our vision at the West Tennessee School for the Deaf is to guide our students so that they may develop the academic and social skills necessary to enable them to integrate successfully into all settings.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Tennessee School for the Blind not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by TITLE VI and TITLE VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; TITLE IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please call 615-231-7316 for additional information.

West Tennessee School For Deaf (District)

100 Berryhill DR, Jackson, TN 38301