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 3030 Trace Creek Rd 
      White Bluff,  TN  37187
School Hours: Doors open at 7 am
Students report to class 7:50-3:00 
The original William James was built in 1923 on land donated by Colonel William James, a Spanish–American War officer from whom it gets its team sports name, the Colonels. Colonel William James is entombed within the current building. For many years all twelve grades were on the site, at some point the school became just a high-school. At the conclusion of the 1971-1972 school year the 1923 building was demolished. In 1972 the school became a junior high serving grade 7-9 until 1999 when the school was chaged to a middle school serving grades 6-8 as part of the district realignment.
Mission Statement 
The mission of William James Middle School is to provide opportunities for academic and social growth for all students in a safe learning environment.

Welcome to William James

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Dear William James Families,

Welcome to William James MIddle School!  We are excited that you are a part of WJMS and the Colonels.  I am honored to serve as principal of WJMS and to be a part of the White Bluff community.  William James has a deep history in the community and we look forward to continuing the rich tradition and academic excellence at William James Middle.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are focused on providing a quality learning environment and experience for all students.  Our vision is to challenge our students to reach their full potential by taking ownership of their learning while developing self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-motivation.

Working in partnership with you, our families and community, is an integral part of our success at William James Middle School.  We look forward to providing opportunities for academic and social growth for all students in a safe learning environment.


Jan Ford

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