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Background Information: 

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The Edward A. White School staff is dedicated to providing a warm, stable school environment. We are committed to the belief that we must offer appropriate educational opportunities for each child to ensure his optimum development.

We continuously evaluate our programs in all subject areas and work together to maintain the best possible curriculum using educational practices suggested by accepted learning theories. We are dedicated and committed to the process of accountability of programs and schedules dealing with balance among the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. 

The school population reflects most of the different cultures, races, religions, and languages of the world. Due to the exceptional nature of the mobile military profession, unique demands are placed upon parents, teachers, and students. The staff believes in making every effort to assess each student's strengths, needs, and interests as quickly as possible. This is necessary in order to provide a curriculum that will challenge each student to grow to the limits of his/her intellectual, personal, social-societal, and physical capacities. We take into consideration individual differences, including rates of growth and maturity, when planning for each child.

The community exerts a great influence on the lives of students, parents, and teachers. It is our privilege to work with and supplement the home and community in providing experiences that will enrich the life of the child. We believe the home school, and community share the responsibility of providing an adequate foundation of attitudes and skills that will enable each child to develop to his optimum in a democratic society. The staff assumes responsibility for its part in guiding students to lead useful, happy, and productive lives as they face the many and varied challenges of the future.

Our Namesake - 1st Lieutenant Edward A. White

  • Born June 20, 1926. 
  • Killed in action August 2, 1950
  • Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism, Kumchon, Korea, August 2, 1950. 
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White ES

Grades: PK-5

Enrollment: 492

Our Mission

We Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

We aspire to provide an environment for student excellence in academics, behavior, and leadership that result in lifelong learners who contribute to a global society.

Our Purpose

We work together to create a Strong Mind, Healthy Body, and Giving Spirit so that we can be the best we can be.

Mascot: Lion

Motto: Students today. Leaders tomorrow.

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White ES Colors

Primary Color: #023CA7

Secondary Color: #FAD000

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Kindergarten - 3rd grade students will improve in reading comprehension across the curriculum. 4th and 5th grade students will improve in writing across the curriculum.

Goal 2: All students will improve in language usage across the curriculum.


White ES

School Address
9431 Custer Road Bldg 3030
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Phone: 762-524-6560