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Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: PK4 – 6 (Adding 7th next year)
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Memphis Scholars
  • Status: Recent Turnaround
  • School turnaround happened in 2015
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 280 Students
  • School Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Extended Calendar: Academic year includes more than 180 school days
  • Uniform Required
  • Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas assumed operation of Florida-Kansas Elementary School in 2015 as an authorized charter school under the Achievement School District. MSFK is part of a network of neighborhood public charter schools that have done similar work in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Trenton, NJ.
  • Charter network has record of success in serving students in the transformation setting; flagship school "Young Scholars Charter School" is the 4th highest performing school in the city of Philadelphia; DC Scholars Stanton Elementary School was the recipient of several awards for teaching and leadership
  • Has a dedicated Manager of Interventions whose sole job is to ensure that struggling students are being identified and provided with the instructional support they need to improve by implementing the full RTI (Response to Intervention) model
  • Has a dedicated Director of Culture and Dean of Culture to ensure that the school climate is highly structured yet joyful
  • Will be partnering to provide full wrap-around services for students and families so that things like health and wellness are not barriers to learning
  • Extracurriculars: 2017-2018 offerings will be finalized in the summer/fall 2016 and may include dance, music, athletics, art, and other programming.
  • Gifted Education: All gifted IEPs will be met
  • Special Education: Full special ed team
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Advisory Council (PAC is a 5-8 person group of parents who aid in school decision-making; anyone interested in joining should contact Cordette Hubbard at 901-416-7874)
  • Tours: School tours and visits are available upon request.

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Diversity

  • Lacks Economic Diversity99% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

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  • 90 W Olive Ave, Memphis, TN 38106

  • 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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