Memphis Schools

Southern Avenue Charter School - Elementary

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • Operated By: Southern Avenue Charter Schools
  • 426 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Creative Arts
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 7:30am – 4pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Opened in 2005
  • Uniform Required
  • The school provides a creative arts program called Kaleidoscope which focuses on cultural development, creative arts and cognitive thinking.
  • J.R. (Pitt) Hyde School & Community Library, a $250,000 state of the art library
  • Customized Spanish curriculum for students K-5.
  • Small class sizes; students are provided 5 meals daily (breakfast, lunch, supper, afternoon snack, and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.)
  • Southern Avenue Charter has a robust academic intervention program based on the TN Response to Intervention Model. Students identified for intervention make a 1.5 to 2 year reading level gain before exiting the program.
  • Extracurriculars: Kaleidoscope Creative Arts Program, Elementary Basketball, Girl Scouts
  • Gifted Education: Brains in Motion (K-3), Talented and Gifted Students (T.A.G.S.) for 4th and 5th Grade Students, Chinese & Abacus and Mental Math, Stanford Math Program
  • Parent Involvement: Please visit learn more about Parent Involvement Opportunities at Southern Avenue Charter School.
  • Tours: Call the main office to schedule a tour of the campus. The main office is open from 7:00am until 4:00pm daily.

Enrollment Info

  • Students are admitted after a one-on-one interview with school administrators. During this brief interview, administrators learn more about the family, the student's interests, and share information about the school.
  • Application Requirements: Please bring most recent report card with application.
  • Application Process Begins: 01/01/2017
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically89% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


38% 7.7% In 2015, 38% 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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