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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 1980’s and 1990’s with the location of the  General Motors (GM) automobile plant at Spring Hill.The landscape of the community took on a new appearance and 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 1st   through  10th. 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 6th. This new school was built in response to the population growth and school  over-crowding 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  6th grade from SHES moved there due to continued over-crowding and  growth continued in the Spring Hill are, 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 serving grades K  through 4.  The new facility was designed to accommodate the needs of all students. There are 37 classrooms which are equipped with telephones, LCD  projectors, some Smart Boards, storage for students and teachers, sinks, and for Kindergarten classes, bathrooms.  The  facility has six storage rooms and three conference rooms. The school has an art room, library, gym, cafeteria, and two computer labs.  There  is a theatrical stage in the cafeteria and a literacy room for teacher  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.