Memphis Schools

Idlewild Elementary

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  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 493 Students
  • 22 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: The Leader In Me, Project-Based Learning, Hands-On Learning
  • Theme: Science and Technology
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1903
  • Uniform Required
  • Active parent support:
  • Students learn basic academic skills within the context of comprehensive research projects that enable them to solve real-world problems based on topics of interest to children
  • Has a fully equipped science lab that is staffed with a full-time science specialist
  • Students receive instruction in the school's state-of-the-art computer lab that is staffed with a full-time technology specialist
  • Idlewild Elementary has been recognized by the state of Tennessee as one of the best elementary schools in West Tennessee, and has been rated in the top 15% of elementary schools in the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Extracurriculars: Chess Club, Film Club, Run Club, Garden Club, St. Jude STEM Club, Orff Music Recorder Ensemble, Orff Music Choral Ensemble, Robotics Club, Student Council
  • Gifted Education: CLUE Grades KK-5
  • Special Education: Inclusion, Instructional Resource, Speech Therapy
  • Parent Involvement: PTO supports academics and enrichment through the Fall Carnival, Teacher Appreciation, Volunteer Readers, Volunteer Tutors, Campus Clean Up
  • Tours: Please contact the office - 901-416-4566 - to schedule a tour with a member of the team.

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically25.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Highly Diverse Racially


Letter Grade
58% 3% In 2023, 58% of students tested Proficient or Above
1 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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Reviews (2)

  • A true small neighborhood schoolParent 12/02/2015
    Idlewild is a superb school with a very positive learning environment. The principal is excellent and cares about all the children and their education. I've had two children attend Idlewild and highly recommend it.
  • Great Small SchoolParent 04/14/2015
    A nice small school with great teacher and a outstanding principal.
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