Memphis Schools

Dunbar Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 228 Students
  • Methodology: Responsive Classroom
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Uniform Required
  • 4th and 5th grade are departmentalized (students change classes for different subjects)
  • Utilizes Responsive Classroom practices
  • Faculty Members have been named Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Teaching Fellows, Emerging and Effective Teachers by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Nationally Board Certified Teachers.
  • Principal's 100's Club (academic recognition); Eyes on E's (conduct recognition); V.I.P (Very Intelligent Pandas Honor Club) Honors Assemblies each nine weeks
  • Accelerated Reading incentives given to classes and individual students that reach their weekly reading goals
  • Extracurriculars: Ballet/Hip Hop by New Ballet Ensemble, Strings, Art, Orff Music, Computer, Accelerated Reading, Boys' Basketball Team Cheer Team, Step Team, Dunbar Choir, Art Club, Student Council, V.I.P (Very Intelligent Pandas-Honor Club), Girls with Pearls, Guys in Ties, W.A.V. E (Writers Are Very Excited), W.O.W (Wonderful Outdoor World), Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Growing Seasons
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion, Instructional Resource
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Foster Grandparents, Team ARISE, Watch DOGS, Parent Resource Room, and special events
  • Tours: Call 901-416-5000 to set up a tour of the school.

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  • Lacks Economic Diversity90.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


9% 1.6% In 2022, 9% of students tested Proficient or Above
4 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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