Eberwhite Elementary School is an elementary school in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. It is located at 800 Soule Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48103, near Eberwhite Woods. Bill Harris is the principal. The mascot is the Eberwhite Tree.
Eberwhite Elementary School offers Kindergarten (including full day) through fifth grades. In addition to academics and activities, Eberwhite also features a wonderful nature lab: the nearby Eberwhite Woods, a thirty-four acre tract of land originally owned by Eber White and family.
Eberwhite students continue on to Slauson Middle School.
Regarded by many parents as having a pleasantly cohesive culture, the school has some interesting tribal traditions, including Wood Chip Day, when parent and kid volunteers replenish the wood chips on the playgrounds. In subsequent months, second and third grade boys look for microscopic, multicolored Airsoft BB pellets that have been scattered under the chips by unknown parties.
- On September 1, 1971 the Ann Arbor Board of Education appointed Milton Riggs, Jr. principal at an annual salary of $20,700, succeeding David Trost. Riggs was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot from 1951 to 1955 and flew 99 combat missions in Korea. In 1959 and 1960, he taught at an elementary school in St. Clair Shores. From 1960 to 1968, he was an elementary school teacher in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools. He was principal of the Later Elementary School in Lincoln, MI from 1968 to 1971. Riggs served until 1988. (From Ann Arbor News archives.)
- 1968: David Trost is named principal and serves until July, 1971, when he was appointed assistant superintendent of field operations for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
- 1950: The school is first opened and is named after Eber White, an early Ann Arbor settler who first came to Ann Arbor in 1824.
Principal: Bill Harris