About McWhorter

Office Information and Telephone Numbers

Principal: Tammi Froning
Assistant Principal: Faustino Leos
School Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Phone Number: 972-882-7020
Fax Number: 972-882-7030

Important Links for Parents
Registration Information

Things needed for registering for school.

  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • birth certificate
  • proof of residency (latest utility bills, lease/ housing contract, etc.)
  • drivers license
  • immunization records
  • report card and withdrawal papers from previous school
  • emergency information for contacting parents and relatives
Student Enrollment
Student enrollment is ongoing at this time.
McWhorter Community Garden Club

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MISD Rumor and Information Hotline

Phone Number: 972-882-KIDS

Bad Weather
In the event of bad winter weather, please tune to Mesquite ISD's radio station, KEOM 88.5 FM, for the latest information and announcements concerning bad weather or go to the Mesquite ISD website at www.mesquiteisd.org.
Mission Statement

Our Mission at McWhorter Elementary is to:

Provide a positive environment in which students, teachers, and parents find resources and motivation to inspire them to work toward educational excellence.

In A Way That:

* Builds community awareness of the importance of a solid background before entering school;
* Provides opportunities to maximize students academic growth; and
* Develops lifelong readers and learners

So That:

Productive citizens who can think, solve problems, and work together are created.

Ferd A. McWhorter

Ferd A. McWhorter was born August 29, 1901 in Effingham, Illinois. He was the second son of seven children. His parents moved to Seagoville in November, 1901. As a boy, Ferd worked in his father's stores, selling merchandise, and going into Dallas to buy dry goods from a wholesale house.

Ferd worked as a tax assessor for Dallas County and was elected to the Mesquite ISD school board several times.

In 1943, Ferd McWhorter opened the store that still stands today on the square in downtown Mesquite. This store served the community around Mesquite for many years. Ferd McWhorter died on April 5, 1958. In 1959, Ferd A. McWhorter Elementary was built and dedicated in his name.

In August 2004, a new chapter in the history of Ferd McWhorter Elementary began with the opening of the new 85,000 square foot campus.


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