Memphis Schools

Ford Road Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 616 Students
  • 25 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Workstation Model, Blended Learning, Hands-On
  • Theme: Literacy
  • School Day: 8:15am – 4:15pm
  • Extended Care: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
  • Uniform Required
  • 1st and 2nd grade switch classes. One teacher teaches RLA/Social Studies, and the other teacher teaches Math and Science.
  • Departmentalized in 3rd-5th grade.
  • Ford Road Elementary won Reward School status for the 13-14 school year. In addition, during the first two years as an I-Zone school, Ford Road made double digit gains in academics.
  • Extracurriculars: Performing Arts, Band, Majorettes and Drummers, Art Club, Uniquely Me, Boys to Men, and Saving Our Scholars
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Primary Functional Skills and Intermediate Functional Skills
  • Parent Involvement: Parent University, Literacy Night, Math and Science Night, field trips, and Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tours: If parents want to visit the school prior to their child enrolling, contact the principal (901-416-6750) to arrange a date and time.

Enrollment Info

  • If you want to attend this school, but are not zoned to it, you must participate in the General Choice Transfer process. See the Parents' Guide for more info.
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  • Lacks Economic Diversity98.9% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


39% -1.1% In 2015, 39% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

Why are we still showing 2015 scores? Learn more in our Beware of 2016 Test Scores post. Visit the TN State Report Card for available 2016 scores.

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  • 3336 Ford Rd, Memphis, TN 38109

  • South Memphis Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation provided for zoned students living outside the 1.5-mile Parental Responsibility Zone

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