Memphis Schools

Sherwood Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 709 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.
Principal: Tonya Miller (since 2008)

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 Economically87% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


30% -0.8% In 2015, 30% 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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