Berta Weathersbee Elementary School
1200 Forrest Ave
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: (706) 883-1570
Fax: (706) 883-1573
Berta Weathersbee Elementary School, formerly Southwest, has a rich heritage. Named for its beloved former principal, it has been a source of pride to the LaGrange community. Berta has been serving school children of the south zone of LaGrange, Georgia for the past 70 years. The original Southwest Elementary structure was built in 1917. In 1953, the present building was erected with the assistance of a Callaway Foundation grant near the original site. Serving as principal from 1929, Mrs. Berta Weathersbee maintained the position until her retirement in 1970. In 1974, following 'Miss Berta's' death, the school was renamed Berta Weathersbee School in her honor. Donald Seymour succeeded Mrs. Berta, serving as principal for 18 years until 1988. Ted Alford succeeded Mr. Seymour for 16 years until 2004. Lorraine Jackson was at the helm until June 2016, then Dr. LaRoyce Sublett was principal for one year. Now, Mr. Willie Cooks is the current principal.
Berta Weathersbee is a Pre K - 5th SACS accredited school.