Memphis Schools

Sherwood Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 523 Students
  • 23 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Enriched Academics through the Arts
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: Sherwood Elementary generally offers a Summer Reading Program each summer for approximately 6 weeks from early June to mid-July.
  • Opened in 1950
  • Uniform Required
  • Enriched Academics through the Arts Optional Program; Accelerated Reader; Balanced Literacy curriculum
  • Partnership with Memphis Teacher Residency
  • Community garden, field trips with arts focus (partnerships with Dixon and Brooks Museums)
  • Volunteer tutoring program, before- and after-school tutoring
  • Each grade level visits a college each year
  • Extracurriculars: Art Club, Boys Step Team, Chorus, Girls Dance Team, Safety Patrol
  • Gifted Education: CLUE and Optional Classes are offered to gifted and academically advanced students.
  • Special Education: SPED - Pre-K class
  • Parent Involvement: Sherwood Elementary Optional School has a Parent Teacher Organization.
  • Tours: Contact the school office at 901-416-4864 to schedule an appointment for a school tour.

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants for 1st and 2nd grades must score at/above the 55th percentile on Optional Schools admittance tests. Applicants for 3rd-5th grades must score at/above the 55th percentile on the total/composite Reading and Math NWEA MAP tests. Applicants for first grade must have earned Mastery for 85% or more in Kindergarten Report Card Skills and S or above in all skills/behaviors after the first quarter. 2nd-5th grade applicants have a C or above. Satisfactory attendance.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically76.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


9% 3% In 2022, 9% of students tested Proficient or Above
3 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed expected growth

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