Memphis Schools

Memphis Business Academy Elementary

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 341 Students
  • 17 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Business, Economics, and Financial Literacy
  • School Day: 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Enrichment is open to all enrolled students. MBA partners with TFA to offer an environment of individualized attention to prepare students for the next school year.
  • Opened in 2005
  • Uniform Required
  • Curriculum anchored in business, economics, and financial literacy
  • Reading on Wednesday is a program designed to increase reading comprehension and strengthen understanding of grade level vocabulary.
  • TN Department of Education Reward School
  • Community partnerships provide opportunities to interact with local business leaders, parents and school sponsors to make our school a sustainable school.
  • Extracurriculars: Basketball, Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Band, Choir, Robotics, Sustainable Schools
  • Gifted Education: Weekly pull-out CLUE classes in grades K-12
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteer opportunities in the Parent Nights, After-School Activities, Special Events, Reading on Wednesday support, Community Garden
  • Tours: Parents may call 901-591-7267, or come by the main office to receive a guided tour by Ms. Shaw or Ms. Sharonda Taylor.

Enrollment Info

  • Students are admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications are processed within 14 days when parents are notified by mail. Once slots are filled, students are placed on a waiting list. Families on the wait list are notified the first week of school of any available openings.
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  • Lacks Economic Diversity92.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


27% 7.1% In 2019, 27% of students tested Proficient or Above
3 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed expected growth

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  • 1082 Berclair, Memphis, TN 38122

  • North Memphis Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Three buses follow preset routes to pick up students who need a ride. Seats are provided on a first come, first served basis.

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