Top 10 Best Shelby County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 283 public schools serving 147,449 students in Shelby County, TN (there are 115 private schools, serving 23,514 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Shelby County, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, TN are Arlington Elementary School, Dogwood Elementary School and Crosswind Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Shelby County, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Shelby County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Shelby County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Arlington Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11825 Douglas
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-6000
Grades: PK-5
| 875 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Dogwood Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8945 Dogwood Rd
Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 756-2310
Grades: PK-5
| 645 students
Rank: #33.
Crosswind Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
831 West Shelton Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3330
Grades: K-5
| 701 students
Rank: #44.
Donelson Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12140 Donelson Farms Pkwy
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 389-6973
Grades: PK-5
| 880 students
Rank: #55.
Bailey Station Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3435 Bailey Station Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-6380
Grades: PK-5
| 800 students
Rank: #66.
Farmington Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2085 Cordes Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2320
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #77.
Lakeland Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10050 Oak Seed Ln
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-7071
Grades: PK-4
| 1,049 students
Rank: #88.
Forest Hill Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3366 Forest Hill Irene Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 752-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 687 students
Rank: #99.
Tara Oaks Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
600 Harpers Ferry Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3337
Grades: PK-5
| 644 students
Rank: #1010.
Campus School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
535 Zach Curlin
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2285
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #1111.
Collierville Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
590 Peterson Lake Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 783 students
Rank: #1212.
Schilling Farms Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
935 S. Colbert St
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3330
Grades: PK-5
| 608 students
Rank: #1313.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5440 Rich Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2148
Grades: PK-5
| 845 students
Rank: #1414.
Arlington Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5470 Lamb Rd
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-6015
Grades: 6-8
| 1,005 students
Rank: #1515.
Riverdale Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7391 Neshoba Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2300
Grades: PK-8
| 1,189 students
Rank: #1616.
Sycamore Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1155 Sycamore Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 854-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #1717.
Lakeland Preparatory School
Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5020 Lions Crest Dr
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-5412
Grades: 5-8
| 854 students
Rank: #1818.
Bon Lin Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3940 Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 937-2344
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #1919.
Houston Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9400 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 756-2366
Grades: 6-8
| 874 students
Rank: #2020.
Maxine Smith Steam Academy
Math: 39% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4536
Grades: 6-8
| 350 students
Rank: #2121.
Bartlett Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3932 Billy Maher Rd
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-2610
Grades: PK-5
| 623 students
Rank: #2222.
West Collierville Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
935 S Colbert St
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 854-2345
Grades: 6-8
| 1,232 students
Rank: #2323.
Rivercrest Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4825 Rivercrest
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-1373
Grades: PK-5
| 619 students
Rank: #2424.
Collierville Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
580 Quinn Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3320
Grades: 6-8
| 728 students
Rank: #2525.
White Station Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5465 Mason Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2184
Grades: 6-8
| 1,078 students
Rank: #2626.
Oak Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3573 Oak Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 373-2646
Grades: PK-5
| 734 students
Rank: #2727.
Altruria Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6641 Deermont Dr
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 373-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 782 students
Rank: #2828.
Ellendale Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6950 Dawn Hill
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-2636
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #2929.
University Middle School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
330 Innovation Dr
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 678-2285
Grades: 6-8
| 237 students
Rank: #3030.
Bon Lin Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3862 Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 347-1520
Grades: 6-8
| 732 students
Rank: #3131.
White Station Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4840 Chickasaw Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 681 students
Rank: #3232.
White Station High School
Magnet School
Math: 23% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
514 S Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-8880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,851 students
Rank: #3333.
J. P. Freeman Elementary/middle
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-3156
Grades: K-8
| 599 students
Rank: #3434.
Appling Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3700 Appling Rd
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 373-1410
Grades: 6-8
| 580 students
Rank: #3535.
Delano Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1716 Delano Ave
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3932
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Shelby County, TN

Shelby County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2601 Ketchum Rd
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 416-5006
Grades: 6-8
| 302 students
111 South Highland #291
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 300-0813
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1299 E. Mclemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 262-2008
Grades: 5
| n/a students
4841 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 249-4615
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
5905 Grosvenor
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 684-2128
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
4734 Shadowlawn Rd
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 373-2654
Grades: 9
| 753 students
1555 Mcalister Dr
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 396-2800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4100 Ross Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 730-8157
Grades: 9-12
| 566 students
3777 Edenburg Dr
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3920
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
951 Chelsea
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) -23-6-01
Grades: PK-5
| 515 students
943 J. W. Williams La
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 416-3206
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
1591 Pennsylvania
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-7594
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
2140 Charjean Rd
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 416-5016
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
1475 E. Shelby Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 775-2219
Grades: 6-8
| 88 students
3210 Raleighmillington Rd
Memphis, TN 38128
(901) 416-4306
Grades: PK-5
| 497 students
1662 Dabbs Av
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3926
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
1560 Drew Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-8140
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
2230 Corry Rd
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 416-7804
Grades: 6-8
| 273 students
2109 Howell
Memphis, TN 38108
(901) 416-4524
Grades: 6-8
| 248 students
817 Brownlee Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 801-6164
Grades: K-5
| 205 students
8800 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 509-6190
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
8146 E Shelby Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 751-7122
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
817 Brownlee Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 801-6171
Grades: 9-12
| 188 students
1880 Prospect
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 331-3436
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
8146 E. Shelby Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 751-7122
Grades: 6-8
| 127 students
817 Brownlee Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 801-6171
Grades: 6-9
| 128 students
1500 Dunn Av
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 775-7816
Grades: PK-5
| 198 students
4943 West Union Rd
Millington, TN 38053
(901) 873-8165
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
3782 Jackson Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 416-4250
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3206 Poplar
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 416-6200
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
4950 Fairley Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-8080
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
3389 Dawn Dr
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 416-3700
Grades: 9
| 112 students
1602 Dellwood
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3840
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
1530 Dellwood
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3880
Grades: 9-12
| 550 students
778 Parkrose
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 881-1149
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Shelby County, TN?
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, TN include Arlington Elementary School, Dogwood Elementary School and Crosswind Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Shelby County, TN?
283 public schools are located in Shelby County, TN.
What percentage of students in Shelby County, TN go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Shelby County, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Shelby County, TN?
Shelby County, TN public schools minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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