Memphis Schools

Bellevue Middle

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  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 573 Students
  • Theme: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory
  • Languages Offered: Russian and Spanish
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: ELOP Summer Program
  • Opened in 1927
  • Uniform Required
  • Bellevue Middle School's students have finished in the top 3% of all SCS middle schools over the past 12 years.
  • Bellevue Middle School is the reigning Kids Kan Champion, having held the title for 23 years. Giving back and community service is at the heart of Bellevue.
  • The Margie Dowell 5K, named in recognition of a former Bellevue teacher, is held annually to benefit the Margie Dowell Service and Leadership Award. This award is a scholarship given to a current or former Bellevue Middle School student who displays leadership and volunteers his/her time and services to assist non-profit organizations.
  • 2016 Girls track team finished 1st in the state, Boys track finished 2015 Boys Basketball TMSAA State Champions, 2016 Volleyball Area I Small City Champions, 2016 football Area I Small State and City Champions, and 2015 Baseball City Champions
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the Adopt-a-School partner, rewarding and recognizing student accomplishments in academics, citizenship, and athletics. Academics are reinforced through service projects. Students research cancer with the help of St. Jude Doctors and raise money for research.
  • Extracurriculars: Football, Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Track, Boys Track, Baseball, Softball and Golf
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Offers full inclusion classes with an additional teacher in the classroom.
  • Parent Involvement: PTSA, School Improvement Meeting, Tutors, and Test Proctors
  • Tours: The tours and visits are scheduled through the counseling office. Student Ambassadors in Beta Club and Student Council service as escorts for any planned visits or tours.

Enrollment Info

  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional admittance - Have A & B report card grade averages with no more than one C as a semester average in all subjects. Score at/above 50th percentile on reading and math composite of NWEA MAP tests. Have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences. Students must remain in the required Optional courses for each grade.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically55.8% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


18% 5% In 2022, 18% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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  • Bellevue is a gem of a school!Parent 06/05/2015
    Bellevue is an awesome school! Academically, the school routinely performs in the top 5 of all Shelby County Schools. The school also offers several extra-curricular opportunities. We also love the partnership between St. Jude and Bellevue Middle School
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