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West Chatham Elementary
820 Pine Barren Road
Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: (912) 395-3600
FAX: (912) 201-5646

Sharon Draeger,

Hours: Bell Times
PK - 5th

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About WCES 


The doors of West Chatham Elementary School first opened in August of 1999, with a student population of 342.  Little did the principal at the time, Ms. Susan Creech, and the WCES faculty know that in just ten years the number of WCES students would almost triple! West Chatham Eagles have certainly “soared” to keep up with tremendous growth; the school building, with two new wings, is now home to over 900 students and over 80 faculty and staff.  We welcomed Mr. Peter Ulrich in 2008, and under his leadership continued to establish outstanding academic foundations for our students in a safe and nurturing environment.  We are fortunate to be a part of a supportive community and work with inspiring students and families. In 2013, we welcomed Mr. Charles Wooten.  Mr. Wooten came to us from Charles Ellis and has 20+ years of experience in education.  With the 2014 school year, we welcomed Mrs. Sharon Draeger, Principal and Mrs. Lesley Jordan, Assistant Principal. We continue to support the shared belief that the home, school, and community, working together, ensures WCES is an outstanding school for our students and your children.

West Chatham Elementary At a Glance: 2015-2016

Founded: 1999

Grades served: Pre-K to 5th Grade

School Mascot: Eagle

School Colors: Navy and White

Student Enrollment: Approximately 918 students, 52% male, 48 % female

Number of Homerooms for 2015 - 2016:

Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Kindergarten -7
1st Grade -7
2nd Grade - 6
3rd Grade -7
4th Grade - 5
5th Grade – 5