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Welcome to Willow Oaks Optional ES

Home of the Wildcats!

With Enriched Academics through Arts and Technology

Click here for optional program information


India won 1st place in the Willow Oaks D.A.R.E. Essay Writing Contest

and 2nd Place for the District!!! We are so proud of you!


  • Attention Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Alumni! Would you like to be a part of something awesome that would help Willow Oaks? We are working on creating an "I Love Willow Oaks Elementary School" video to help promote Willow Oaks and our Optional Program to the community, and we would LOVE to have your input! Plus, there are incentives! There are two ways to be a part: 1) send a video to Ms. Weakley, or 2) come in for a taping. A letter went home to parents/guardians that you can find here for more details. Click here to sign-up for a timeslot for Ms. Weakley to record your video, or send your short videos (no more than five minutes) with positive comments to
  • We are so proud of our students who earned a ribbon for the first quarter! Click here to see the video.
  • October 30th was Career Day here at Willow Oaks! To see the video, click here.
  • Our Read for the Record event was a huge success! Click here to see the video. WREG Channel 3 News attended. To see their video, please click here. Thank you to all the students, teachers, parents, guests, and special thanks to Librarian Ms. Kerr; Orff Music Specialist, Ms. Hamilton; Visual Art Specialist, Ms. Hooper; Set artist and teacher, Ms. Lavelle; Ms. Eads, the PTO, and the rest of the Read for the Record Committee members, Dr. Nichols, Ms. Kwan, Ms. Thomas, Ms. Harris, Ms. Gentry, Ms. Parrish, Ms. Hayes, Ms. Oliver, and Ms. Weakley.
  • The 2017-2018 supply lists are now available in English and Spanish. Click here to see the lists.
  • Click here to access the uniform policy. The uniform policy includes gold and royal blue.



School Hours:


Breakfast is


4417 Willow Rd.

Memphis TN 38117


901.416.2198 Fax


Dr. Angela Nichols, Principal

Mr. Adam Coleman, Assistant Principal


   We are now on Twitter and Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter at @Willow_OaksES. Click here for Facebook.



Webmaster: Sharon Weakley,, 901-416-2196

Last updated: November 14, 2017


Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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