Memphis Schools

Southern Avenue Charter School - Elementary

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • Operated By: Southern Avenue Charter Schools
  • 355 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 Economically72.7% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


16% 9% In 2022, 16% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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Reviews (2)

  • This school is a friendly school the principal is greater with the teacher and studentsOther 10/26/2021
    Best place for you child to get an education
  • Beautiful EducatorsOther 10/08/2021
    This school is a well kept secret, it is so nice and neat. Teachers are great and tge principal a woman with a lovely spirit
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