Memphis Schools

Richland Elementary


  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 814 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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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically16.7% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Highly Diverse Racially


71% 8.2% In 2023, 71% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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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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