Top 10 Best Shelby County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 259 public schools serving 152,121 students in Shelby County, TN. Shelby County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, TN are Crosswind Elementary School, Farmington Elementary School and Maxine Smith Steam Academy. 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 32% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 35% statewide average). Schools in Shelby County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Best Shelby County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crosswind Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
831 West Shelton Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3330
Grades: PK-5
| 778 students
Rank: #22.
Farmington Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
2085 Cordes Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2320
Grades: PK-5
| 874 students
Rank: #33.
Maxine Smith Steam Academy
Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4536
Grades: 6-8
| 338 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Lakeland Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10050 Oak Seed Ln
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-7071
Grades: PK-4
| 931 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Tara Oaks Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
600 Harpers Ferry Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3337
Grades: PK-5
| 686 students
Rank: #66.
Arlington Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11825 Douglas
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-6000
Grades: PK-5
| 836 students
Rank: #77.
Dogwood Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8945 Dogwood Rd
Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 756-2310
Grades: PK-5
| 939 students
Rank: #88.
Campus Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
535 Zach Curlin
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2285
Grades: 1-5
| 324 students
Rank: #99.
Donelson Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12140 Donelson Farms Pkwy
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 389-6973
Grades: PK-5
| 814 students
Rank: #1010.
Bailey Station Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3435 Bailey Station Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-6380
Grades: PK-5
| 808 students
Rank: #1111.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5440 Rich Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2148
Grades: PK-5
| 806 students
Rank: #1212.
Bon Lin Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(4)
3940 Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 937-2344
Grades: PK-5
| 899 students
Rank: #1313.
Lakeland Middle Preparatory School
Math: 69% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5020 Lions Crest Dr
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-5412
Grades: 5-8
| 721 students
Rank: #1414.
Collierville Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
590 Peterson Lake Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 864 students
Rank: #1515.
Riverdale Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7391 Neshoba Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2300
Grades: PK-8
| 1,440 students
Rank: #1616.
Altruria Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6641 Deermont Dr
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 373-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 838 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Bartlett Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3932 Billy Maher Rd
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-2610
Grades: PK-5
| 720 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Sycamore Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
1155 Sycamore Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 854-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 899 students
Rank: #1919.
Houston Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9400 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 756-2366
Grades: 6-8
| 970 students
Rank: #2020.
J. P. Freeman Elementary Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 70% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-3156
Grades: K-8
| 588 students
Rank: #2121.
Schilling Farms Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
935 S Colbert St
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 854-2345
Grades: 6-8
| 1,100 students
Rank: #2222.
Idlewild Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1950 Linden Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4566
Grades: K-5
| 489 students
Rank: #2323.
Oak Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3573 Oak Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 373-2646
Grades: PK-5
| 672 students
Rank: #2424.
White Station Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5465 Mason Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2184
Grades: 6-8
| 1,276 students
Rank: #2525.
Middle College High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4550
Grades: 9-12
| 280 students
Rank: #2626.
Ellendale Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6950 Dawn Hill
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-2636
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #2727.
Rivercrest Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4825 Rivercrest
Memphis, TN 38135
(901) 373-1373
Grades: PK-5
| 522 students
Rank: #2828.
White Station Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4840 Chickasaw Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 657 students
Rank: #2929.
Arlington Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5470 Lamb Rd
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-6015
Grades: 6-8
| 934 students
Rank: #3030.
Delano Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1716 Delano Ave
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3932
Grades: K-5
| 241 students
Rank: #3131.
Collierville Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
580 Quinn Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3320
Grades: 6-8
| 981 students
Rank: #3232.
Grahamwood Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3950 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 416-5952
Grades: PK-5
| 996 students
Rank: #3333.
Riverwood Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1330 Stern Ln
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 416-2310
Grades: PK-5
| 963 students
Rank: #3434.
Appling Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3700 Appling Rd
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 373-1410
Grades: 6-8
| 713 students
Rank: #3535.
Pathways In Education - Tn
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3156 North Thomas St
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 353-4999
Grades: 9-12
| 122 students
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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
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
1098 South Bellevue
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 947-1473
Grades: PK
| n/a 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
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 333-4500
Grades: PK
| n/a 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
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
| 243 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
817 Brownlee Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 801-6171
Grades: 6-8
| 158 students
1500 Dunn Av
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 775-7816
Grades: PK-5
| 198 students
717 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 333-5233
Grades: PK
| n/a students
3782 Jackson Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 416-4250
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3782 Jackson Av
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 416-4250
Grades: PK
| n/a students
3206 Poplar
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 416-6200
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
867 South Parkway East
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 948-6441
Grades: PK
| 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
690 Mississippi
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 416-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
3930 Leweir Av
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3750
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
815 Breedlove
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 416-3212
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
3866 Patte Ann
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 416-3074
Grades: PK-6
| 374 students
2342 Clifton
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3940
Grades: PK-6
| 472 students
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