School Information

Registration is located at the Lowndes Board of Education.   For Bus information, call 229.245.2257   

For more school information, click this Back to School Link.

Hours of Operation
Car Drop Off:         7:30 to 7:55 am
Breakfast:                 7:30 to 8:00 am
Tardy Bell:                 in the classroom at 8:00 am
Car Pick Up:            Begins at 2:40 pm  -  Ends at 3:00 pm

Hours of Supervision:  7:30 am -3:00 pm

The WES online school store will be open during the school year for you to purchase school t-shirts, pay for field trips, pre-order yearbooks, order Field Day t-shirts, and more.  

Westside Elementary School

2470 James Road

Valdosta, GA 31601

phone 229-245-2289

fax 229-259-5068


Secretary (Records, Field Trips) Jackie Burgman:

Secretary (Payments, Substitutes) Diane Aultman:

School Resource Officer (Attendance, DARE, Safety, Traffic) Deputy Lee  :

Nurse (Medicines, Health) Michele Hoes:

Counselor (Student Needs, School Tours, Career Guidance) Kim Bolton:

Librarian/Media Specialist (Books, Technology) Shayla Strickland:

Academic Coach (Textbooks, EIP, Staff Training) Katie Smith:

Assistant Principal (Bus, Special Education, Testing, Discipline)  Kelly Lupton:

Assistant Principal (Bus, Special Education, Testing, Discipline) Thom Hallman:

Principal (Curriculum, Gifted, Social Media, Finance)  Beth Lind:

PTO President (Fundraising) Mallory Thompson:

To make changes in your child's transportation, send a note or email to your teacher at the beginning of the day (must be in writing, not verbal). Remember that your child's teacher only checks email once during the day because our priority is teaching the children. Teachers can only check email and make calls when the students are gone to PE/Art/Music. Thank you for understanding.

Emergency changes in transportation should be rare. They must also be given in writing. You may email them to secretaries, fax to the school, or hand deliver to the office.