Shelby County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 221 public schools serving 110,780 students in Shelby County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
Public Schools in Shelby County School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 35% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County School District are Maxine Smith Steam Academy, Campus Elementary School and Richland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Shelby County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Shelby County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Shelby County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 09
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
221 Schools
1,881 Schools
# Students
110,780 Students
984,326 Students
# Teachers
6,574 Teachers
64,738 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Shelby County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TN)
Overall District Rank
#132 out of 146 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Shelby County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shelby County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shelby County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Shelby County  School District and public school graduation rate of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.44
0.58
# American Indian Students
64 Students
1,449 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,212 Students
19,983 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
17,561 Students
120,811 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
12%
# Black Students
81,326 Students
210,512 Students
% Black Students
73%
22%
# White Students
6,681 Students
591,820 Students
% White Students
6%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
42 Students
1,004 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
3,894 Students
38,747 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
3,800
26,534
# Students in K Grade:
8,070
70,156
# Students in 1st Grade:
8,811
73,267
# Students in 2nd Grade:
8,942
73,171
# Students in 3rd Grade:
8,684
73,007
# Students in 4th Grade:
8,794
72,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
8,660
72,790
# Students in 6th Grade:
8,198
73,619
# Students in 7th Grade:
8,424
77,013
# Students in 8th Grade:
8,157
77,885
# Students in 9th Grade:
8,535
78,370
# Students in 10th Grade:
7,879
75,400
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,051
71,717
# Students in 12th Grade:
6,775
68,446
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,400 is higher than the state median of $10,776. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,294 is higher than the state median of $10,662. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$1,374 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Shelby County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$1,362 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Shelby County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,400
$10,776
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Shelby County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,294
$10,662
This chart display average spending per public school student in Shelby County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Shelby County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
Campus Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
535 Zach Curlin
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2285
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #33.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5440 Rich Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2148
Grades: PK-5
| 827 students
Rank: #44.
J. P. Freeman Elementary/middle
Magnet School
Math: 70% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-3156
Grades: K-8
| 652 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 493 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 1,227 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 330 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 682 students
Rank: #99.
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: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 959 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 927 students
Rank: #1212.
E.e. Jeter Elementary/middle
Math: 53% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
7662 Benjestown Rd
Millington, TN 38053
(901) 843-8170
Grades: K-8
| 327 students
Rank: #1313.
Springdale Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
880 N Hollywood St
Memphis, TN 38108
(901) 416-4883
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #1414.
Macon-hall Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9800 Macon Rd
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 759-4530
Grades: PK-5
| 1,069 students
Rank: #1515.
Germantown Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2730 Cross Country Dr
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2330
Grades: PK-5
| 613 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Kate Bond Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2727 Kate Bond Rd
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 416-0020
Grades: PK-5
| 741 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Memphis Rise Academy
Charter School
Math: 55% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5221 Raleigh Lagrange Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-5750
Grades: 6-12
| 767 students
Rank: #1818.
Balmoral/ridgeway Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5905 Grosvenor Ave
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 416-2128
Grades: K-5
| 292 students
Rank: #1919.
Peabody Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2086 Young Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4606
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 714 students
Rank: #2121.
Hollis F. Price Middle College
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(2)
807 Walker Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 435-1765
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
Rank: #2222.
Germantown Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7925 Cd Smith Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2338
Grades: 6-8
| 808 students
Rank: #2323.
White Station High School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
514 S Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-8880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,983 students
Rank: #2424.
Memphis Business Academy Hickory Hill Middle School
Charter School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4443 S. Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 358-1651
Grades: 6-8
| 62 students
Rank: #2525.
Germanshire Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3965 South Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 416-3733
Grades: PK-5
| 789 students
Rank: #2626.
Levi Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
135 W Levi Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-8166
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #2727.
Downtown Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 45% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10 N 4th St
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 416-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 737 students
Rank: #2828.
Sea Isle Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5250 Sea Isle Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-2104
Grades: PK-5
| 482 students
Rank: #2929.
Westhaven Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4585 Hodge Rd.
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 812 students
Rank: #3030.
Berclair Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
810 N Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 416-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 647 students
Rank: #3131.
Chimneyrock Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8601 Chimneyrock Blvd
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 416-2067
Grades: PK-5
| 924 students
Rank: #3232.
Snowden Elementary/middle
Magnet School
Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1870 N Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 416-4621
Grades: PK-8
| 1,305 students
Rank: #3333.
East High School
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3206 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 416-6160
Grades: 9-12
| 544 students
Rank: #3434.
Hickory Ridge Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3890 Hickory Hill Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 416-1195
Grades: PK-5
| 716 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Bethel Grove Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2459 Arlington Ave
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 416-5012
Grades: PK-5
| 214 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Shelby County
  • 160 S Hollywood, Memphis, TN, 38112
  • (901) 321-2500
  • scsk12.org
  • Grades: PK - 09
  • Students: 110,780 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.44

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