Memphis Schools

Campus School


  • Grades Served: 1 – 5 (Adding K next year)
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 332 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Highly Effective Teaching (HET), Quantum Learning (QL)
  • Languages Offered: Mandarin Chinese
  • School Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Extended Care: 3pm – 5pm
  • Extended Calendar: Operates on a modified school calendar. School starts before other SCS schools; Fall and Spring Break are two weeks, with a one week Intersession offered. During Intersession, the students have the opportunity to select classes from a catalog of high interest topics.
  • Summer Programs: YMCA Summer Camp Summer 2020
  • Opened in 1912
  • Uniform Required
  • Campus School is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Campus School was one of six schools in the state of Tennessee and one of 362 in the nation to receive this honor in 2019. Campus School received this honor from the United States Department of Education.
  • Campus School has been recognized as a top performing school in the state of Tennessee. Campus School was in the top 5% for achievement during the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 school years. In addition, Campus School was recognized by the state as a Reward School for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018 school years.
  • Highlights of the curriculum include project -based learning, field trips, technology integration, service learning projects, Quantum Learning, Highly Effective Teaching, Brain Based Instruction, and more.
  • Campus School participates in partnerships with the University of Memphis, Community stakeholders and Shelby County Schools. Campus School has a high level of parent participation and support.
  • Campus School's CREED is Collaboration, Research, Excellence in Teaching, Enthusiasm for Learning, and Diversity.
  • Extracurriculars: Taekwondo, piano, dance, chess, art, gymnastics
  • Gifted Education: CLUE, grades 1-5
  • Special Education: Instructional Resource for individualized needs and Inclusion classes where special education students receive individualized instruction with accommodations within the general education classroom
  • Parent Involvement: Campus School Parent Network, volunteers, fundraising, room parents, monthly social events, monthly board meetings
  • Tours: Prospective Parent Meeting - 2nd Friday in January 9 - 11 a.m. in University Center. Inquiries may be made by calling the school at 678-2285.

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically17.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


76% -8% In 2019, 76% of students tested Proficient or Above
1 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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Reviews (3)

  • We're so glad we go to Campus School!Parent 02/24/2015
    In addition to learning the Tiger Fight Song (sung every Friday at a family-oriented assembly aptly named "Family Gathering"), the kids regularly sing "We're so glad we go to Campus School." It's a theme that you hear over and over and for the most part everyone is really glad to be part of the Campus School community. It's a small community where parents are highly involved and Skate Night, Movie Night, and other community-building events happen regularly. It has an excellent reputation via its 100+ year old history as a teacher training school. It's a public school but is guided more by the U of M's college of education rather than the central administrative office. We like the connection to the U of M; that connection contributes to a diversity of backgrounds and interests in the student body. The facility is old but that is more of a function of the unique funding structure of the school rather than neglect. I am generally pleased with the level of academic challenge (the CLUE program helps a lot in this regard) and there seems to be genuine care and concern for each child. I also like the focus on some basic character education traits, discussed and presented at each Family Gathering.
  • Some positives and some negativesParent 02/22/2015
    I think the first and second grade teachers in both loops are extraordinary. I don't think that money can buy a finer first/second grade experience in Memphis. For my kids, I have been less impressed with 3rd/4th. Those grades focus less on differentiated learning and the curriculum in less inspired. it seems driven by the TCAP test. I found Reading/Science instruction in particular to be mediocre. However, I think 5th grade is also strong. I think the 5th grade team of teachers are very strong. Lots of nice families/kids. I wish that they had more robust after school activities and athletics. The Chinese program is not worthwhile. I would rather Spanish or French be offered and graded like a regular class. The bathrooms are in really bad shape and need to be updated. Ms. Van Dyck (music) is an absolute treasure and is irreplaceable. My kids learned a genuine appreciation and love of music because of her.
  • One of a kindParent 02/17/2015
    Campus School has been a great fit for our family. We love the small size and family friendly community. Thanks to their amazing teachers and administrators, my children look forward to going to school and get excited about learning! Students are encouraged to do their personal best in a collaborative and diverse educational environment which celebrates their individuality. One last thing that stands out to me about Campus School is the affiliation with the University of Memphis and the tiger pride that comes along with the unique opportunities they experience while being a part of a university campus.
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