Memphis Schools

Levi Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 535 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Languages Offered: English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 3:15pm – 6pm
  • Extended Calendar: Offers Saturday School during the months of January through April from 8:00 a.m. until noon
  • Summer Programs: Offers ELOP Summer Camp for months of June and July
  • Opened in 1928
  • Uniform Required
  • Part of the pilot grant for Blended Learning for Shelby County Schools; all students have their own personal laptops and school has two computer labs
  • Print-rich environment is divided into learning communities
  • Departmentalized in grades three through five (students change classes for different subjects)
  • Adopters: Riverside Baptist Church, Horn Lake Road Church of Christ, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees, New Beginnings Baptist Church, Second Chance Fellowship, and Life Changers International
  • Levi is a 2015 Reward School ranked in the top 5% among Tennessee schools.
  • Extracurriculars: Boy Scouts, Dance Team, Choir, Art Club, Book Club, Intervention programs, and after-school tutoring
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Resource classes, intervention programs and after-school tutoring
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Site-Based Decision Making Committee, WatchDOGS, Parent Center, monthly parent meetings, volunteers, special events
  • Tours: Online registration; open-door policy where parents and guardians are always welcome
Principal: Dr. Janice Tankson (since 2007)

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  • Lacks Economic Diversity96.8% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


39% 15.5% 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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