Memphis Schools

Bruce Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 491 Students
  • 16 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Visual and Performing Arts
  • Languages Offered: English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1908
  • Uniform Required
  • Partners with the Memphis Symphony Orff, and received the RiverArts Fest grant, the Kitchen Community grant, an Orpheum grant, and the Tennessee Arts Ticket Subsidy grant.
  • Enhanced student-focused facilities include an art gallery, science lab, social studies center, Creative Student Investigators (CSI) display room, two computer labs, parent resource center, community garden and two playgrounds
  • Numerous field trips, in-school performances, programs, guest speakers and extracurricular activities that enhance our curriculum. Some of our unique activities include The Gentlemen's League, an all-male mentorship program seeking to educate, empower and enrich our scholars through a series of workshops, tutoring, mentorship and much more.
  • Community adopters include St. John's United Methodist Church, The Civitan Club, Tabernacle of Praise Church, Grey's Creek Church, with additional support provided by Memphis Grizzlies, Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis, Junior League of Memphis, Orpheum Theater and the TN Arts Commission
  • Bruce Elementary has achieved a Level 5 TVAAS Growth score - the top score possible.
  • Extracurriculars: The Gentlemen's League, Girls in Pearls, Strings, Chorus, Art Club, The Kitchen Community: Garden Club, Dance Club, Running Club, Step Team, Shoebox Recycling, St. John's United Methodist Food Pantry, Empty Bowls, Memphis Red Cross Holiday Cards for Heroes, Go Jim Go for LeBonheur Children's Hospital
  • Gifted Education: CLUE, grades K-5
  • Special Education: CDC Pre-Kindergarten, Instructional Resource, Speech Therapy, Inclusion
  • Parent Involvement: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT), PTA, Team Read Program, Tutors, Watch DOGS, volunteers, chaperones, special events, monthly seminars on topics of parent interest, Grandparent Day Luncheon
  • Tours: Parents/guardians are welcome to schedule a time to visit the school and classrooms. Please contact Mrs. White, Instructional Facilitator, at

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically71.7% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


13% 8.1% In 2022, 13% of students tested Proficient or Above
4 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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