Memphis Schools

Richland Elementary


  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 803 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:45am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer camp--8 weeks out of the summer. Call (901)416-1067 for more information.
  • Opened in 1957
  • Uniform Required
  • Active parent community (
  • Teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all of our students, and our students learn to accept and appreciate each other's differences
  • Ten teachers are National Board Certified
  • 3rd grade teacher, Allyson Chick, was the TN Teacher of the Year in 2012; English Language Learner Teacher, Alejandra Zaltron, was the SCS 2014 New Teacher of the Year
  • Principal Sharon McNary was the NAESP National Distinguished Principal in 2013 and the West Tennessee Principal of the Year in 2014
  • Extracurriculars: Acting, ballet, chess, gymnastics, karate, science club, tap, golf, tennis, strings, piano, and choir.
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Speech, OT, PT, Instructional Resource, CDC Pre-School for students meeting state criteria
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Richland Elementary Educational Fund (REEF), Watch DOGS, Site-Based Decision Making Council, volunteers, special events
  • Tours: Tours are typically the second Wednesday of the month from 8:30-10 AM except for August, December. Call the school at (901)416-2148 to schedule a tour.

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  • Highly Diverse Economically30.1% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


75% 5% In 2015, 75% 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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  • Best school in Memphis - public or privateParent 02/06/2015
    This is a great school with outstanding teachers and admin and huge parent involvement. It will prepare you child to succeed at the highest levels at White Station optional or a private school.
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