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For the 2021 school year, there are 222 public schools serving 114,151 students in Memphis, TN. Memphis has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
The top ranked public schools in Memphis, TN are Campus Elementary School, Maxine Smith Steam Academy and Richland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Memphis, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 34% statewide average). Schools in Memphis have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Memphis, TN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Campus Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    535 Zach Curlin
    Memphis, TN 38152
    (901) 678-2285

    Grades: 1-5 | 324 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Maxine Smith Steam Academy Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    750 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 416-4536

    Grades: 6-8 | 338 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Richland Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5440 Rich Rd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 416-2148

    Grades: PK-5 | 806 students
  • Rank: #44.
    J. P. Freeman Elementary Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5250 Tulane Rd
    Memphis, TN 38109
    (901) 416-3156

    Grades: K-8 | 588 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Idlewild Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1950 Linden Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 416-4566

    Grades: K-5 | 489 students
  • Rank: #66.
    White Station Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5465 Mason Rd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 416-2184

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,276 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Altruria Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6641 Deermont Dr
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 373-2600

    Grades: PK-5 | 838 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Bon Lin Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3940 Germantown Rd
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 937-2344

    Grades: PK-5 | 899 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Ellendale Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6950 Dawn Hill
    Memphis, TN 38135
    (901) 373-2636

    Grades: PK-5 | 480 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Grahamwood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3950 Summer Ave
    Memphis, TN 38122
    (901) 416-5952

    Grades: PK-5 | 996 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Oak Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3573 Oak Rd
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 373-2646

    Grades: PK-5 | 672 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Bartlett Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3932 Billy Maher Rd
    Memphis, TN 38135
    (901) 373-2610

    Grades: PK-5 | 720 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Delano Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1716 Delano Ave
    Memphis, TN 38127
    (901) 416-3932

    Grades: K-5 | 241 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Pathways In Education - Whitehaven Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4701 Elvis Presley Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38116
    (901) 433-9422

    Grades: 9-12 | 135 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Middle College High School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    750 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 416-4550

    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Appling Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3700 Appling Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 373-1410

    Grades: 6-8 | 713 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    White Station Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4840 Chickasaw Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 416-8900

    Grades: PK-5 | 657 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Bon Lin Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3862 Germantown Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 347-1520

    Grades: 6-8 | 749 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Peabody Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2086 Young Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 416-4606

    Grades: PK-5 | 351 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Rivercrest Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4825 Rivercrest
    Memphis, TN 38135
    (901) 373-1373

    Grades: PK-5 | 522 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Downtown Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    10 N 4th St
    Memphis, TN 38103
    (901) 416-8400

    Grades: PK-5 | 655 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Southwind Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    8155 Meadow Vale Dr
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 416-2805

    Grades: PK-5 | 822 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Balmoral/ridgeway Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5905 Grosvenor Ave
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 416-2128

    Grades: K-5 | 311 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Kate Bond Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2727 Kate Bond Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 416-0020

    Grades: PK-5 | 841 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Elmore Park Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6330 Althorne Rd
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 373-2642

    Grades: 6-8 | 815 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Springdale Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    880 N Hollywood St
    Memphis, TN 38108
    (901) 416-4883

    Grades: PK-5 | 293 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Sea Isle Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5250 Sea Isle Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 416-2104

    Grades: PK-5 | 526 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Germanshire Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3965 South Germantown Rd
    Memphis, TN 38125
    (901) 416-3733

    Grades: PK-5 | 852 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Westhaven Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4585 Hodge Rd
    Memphis, TN 38109
    (901) 416-8202

    Grades: PK-5 | 824 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Circles Of Success Learning Academy Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    867 South Parkway East
    Memphis, TN 38106
    (901) 322-7978

    Grades: K-5 | 229 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Bartlett High School Math: 18% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5688 Woodlawn Ave
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 373-2620

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,726 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Hollis F. Price Middle College Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    807 Walker Ave
    Memphis, TN 38126
    (901) 435-1765

    Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Gardenview Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4075 Hartz Dr
    Memphis, TN 38116
    (901) 416-2080

    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    White Station High School Magnet School
    Math: 13% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    514 S Perkins Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 416-8880

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,205 students
  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Larose Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    864 S Wellington St
    Memphis, TN 38126
    (901) 416-7848

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
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