Memphis Schools

Springdale Memphis-Magnet Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 263 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Exploratory Learning
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 3:15pm – 6pm
  • Extended Calendar: Saturday School offered during the months of January-April
  • Opened in 1940
  • Uniform Required
  • Each grade level is exposed to 2 careers in Science through Optional Exploratory Learning focus and STEM Academy
  • Offers several opportunties for student leadership
  • Teachers average 20+ years experience
  • Partnerships include Buckman Lab, Rhodes College, University of Memphis, Phi Lambda Omega Chapter AKA, Springdale Baptist, and many more
  • Students in 4th and 5th Grade have an opportunity to participate in string education
  • Extracurriculars: Science Club, Strings, Book Club, Choir, Science Lab, Science Saturday Excursions, Student Leadership (Panther PAC, P.I.N.K. Panthers, B.I.G. Panthers, Panther Patrol)
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion
  • Parent Involvement: Springdale PTA, Give Me 5 volunteer program, monthly parent meetings, Site-Based Decision Making Council, Panther Conference (year-end program dealing with issues parents face), special events, Coffee with the Counselor
  • Tours: Contact Kim Sexton at 901-416-4992 for tour information.

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes. See SCS Optional flyer for more details.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants must submit a copy of the most recent comprehensive report card and complete Optional Schools application, have satisfactory process skills and behaviors on most recent report card (for first grade applicants) and satisfactory conduct (for 2nd through 5th grade applicants). All applicants must have satisfactory attendance with no more than 15 absences, tardies, and/or early dismissals.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically89.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


38% 17.7% In 2022, 38% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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