From the very first day of kindergarten, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is sparking the flame of success even in our youngest of students through creative and individualized learning experiences in every classroom. West Elementary is where excellence begins during pre-kindergarten through 5th grade for families living in our west Oktibbeha County attendance zone.

Individualized, Personalized Educational Experience 
Through multisensory instruction, teachers engage students through sight, hearing, movement and touch to help them connect in more than one way to what they are learning. Hands-on, collaborative learning experiences in art, science, math, reading, music, technology and play, curiosity comes alive as our youngest Yellow Jackets begin a lifelong journey of learning in a student-centered, 21st century classroom that encourages curiosity, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. The intimate classroom settings at West Elementary facilitate individualized instruction and foster relationships between students of all ages.

A Space for Excellence 
Maker space, collaborative work places inside our schools, focuses on student-centered inquiry and support peer collaboration while encouraging our students to engage in conversations and build relationships as they learning together.  

Arts Education  
From watercolor to multi-media design, children in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District participate in music and art education beginning in pre-kindergarten. In addition to general music classes, SOSD is proud to offer beginning classes in strings for students in 3rd-6th grade. The strings program is a partnership with Mississippi State University and is designed and taught by shared faculty with the MSU Department of Music who specialize in orchestra for young musicians.

1:1 Technology
Starkville Oktibbeha School District offers a 1:1 digital environment with iPads for our lower elementary students to support an emphasis on project-based learning and 21st century performance areas: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.  

Watch Us Grow!
West Elementary is the recipient of a Mississippi State University 2023 Schillig Special Teaching Projects Program grant to create a school garden located on the campus' former football field. Through funding from the grant and local contributors, plans are underway to design and implement the garden which will provide students with on-going seed to table learning experiences.



Miss Yellow Jacket

The 2024 Miss Yellow Jacket (9th-12th grade), Miss Armstrong and Miss Partnership&...

Buzzy's Art Contest

Our student artists are buzz worthy!  The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School...

Children's Book author Andy Harkness reads his book to students at West Elementary

"The world is an amazing place." This statement shared with SHS students c...



Explore the 'Ship (rescheduled) (for parents of rising 6th graders) Thursday, May 16 5:00pm - 6:30pm Parents of upcoming 6th graders are invited to visit Partnership Middle School on May 16 to learn about opportunities available for students in 6th grade. Our 5th grade students will tour Partnership Middle during the school day on Thursday, May 16 (Overstreet) and Friday, May 17 (West).