Memphis Schools

Germantown Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Focus School
  • 644 Students
  • Theme: Enriched Academics/International Studies
  • Languages Offered: French
  • School Day: 9:15am – 4:15pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1976
  • Students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the geography, culture, economics, and government of five different countries at the end of 5th grade (Mexico, France, Australia, Egypt, and Japan)
  • French instruction offered to all students 3 times per week
  • Germantown Elementary School is a 2014-2015 Level 5 Growth and Achievement School.
  • 90% of teachers are Highly Qualified Level 3, 4, or 5
  • Extracurriculars: Chorus, Guitar, Outdoor Classroom/Learning Garden, Environmental Club, Technology Club, Basketball, Cheer Club, Jog Club, Birthday Book Club, Yearbook Club, Terrific Kids, and Kiwanis Kids
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: PreK Special Education class, Functional Skills class, Resource teachers and assistants, functional skills class, PK class
  • Parent Involvement: PTA (including board positions), fundraising, volunteers, special events
  • Tours: Please call the school to schedule a tour. 901-416-0945

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes. See SCS Optional website for more details on eligibility requirements.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - score in the 70th percentile or above in total reading and total math on the Optional Schools admittance tests (for applicants to 1st and 2nd grades) or the NWEA MAP (for applicants to 3rd-5th grades); possess satisfactory skills and behaviors, as well as all As, Bs, Es, and Ss in all subject areas on most recent report card; have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences, tardies, and/or early dismissals.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically48.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


55% -4.9% In 2015, 55% 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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