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Dexter Elementary

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  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 938 Students
  • 23 Students per Teacher
  • School Day: 9:15am – 4:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Opened in 2002
  • Level 4 and 5 National Board Certified Teachers, Technology infused classrooms, dedicated staff, strong parent and community support, and featured in media for positive stories happening at the school
  • Dexter Elementary School named to the 2019 list of "America's Healthiest Schools"
  • Awarded the National Setting the Scene Award for the 2019 Jumpstart Read for the Record. 2019 Fifth Place in the National BETA State Convention.
  • Dexter Elementary School, the BEST school in Shelby County, TN! Our motto, "Building A Culture of Excellence...Everyday The Dexter Way, " promotes and builds social, emotional, and physical programs/activities, which enhance students' academic abilities. Our focus is to provide students with the building blocks they need to become confident, creative, and self-motivated life-long learners.
  • School in "Good Standing" by the state of Tennessee Department of Education. Dexter Elementary School, the BEST school in Shelby County, TN! Our motto, "Building A Culture of Excellence...Everyday The Dexter Way, " promotes and builds social, emotional, and physical programs/activities, which enhance students' academic abilities. Our focus is to provide students with the building blocks they need to become confident, creative, and self-motivated life-long learners.
  • Extracurriculars: Boys and Girls Basketball, Choir, Step Club, Chess Club, Cheerleading, Drumline, Gardening Club, BETA Club, STEM Club, Flag Majorettes, Boys Mentoring Program, Girls Mentoring Program, Leadership Club, Student Council, Game/Technology Club
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Adaptive functional skills class, functional skills class, behavioral intervention classes, Special Education Pre-K
  • Parent Involvement: Our parents are invited to join our Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.). Any time that you can provide to support our school is welcomed and appreciated. Our school believes to build stronger relationships with families and communities through partnerships to ensure that families are well-equipped, communities are resourceful, and students have what they need to receive the education in an environment they deserve!
  • Tours: Please contact the school office or visit our school website for monthly tour information. Tours are usually held the first Thursday of each month.

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Diversity

  • Somewhat Diverse Economically71.5% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

Performance

Achievement
29% 3.4% In 2019, 29% of students tested Proficient or Above
Growth
3 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed expected growth

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