Memphis Schools

Westside Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 313 Students
  • Methodology: We believe that all students should receive a quality education in a nurturing environment that prepares them to be productive c
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Calendar: Saturday school in March and April
  • Opened in 1949
  • Uniform Required
  • Math and science scores meet or exceed state standards
  • We offer a nurturing environment that caters to children from all over Shelby County
  • Provides opportunities for after-school tutoring, clubs, athletics and labs year-round
  • School has community feel
  • We help parents learn how to work with non-readers to get them on grade level.
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: SPED programs, grades 1-5
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Turn Up Readers, volunteers, special events, Books with Blue
  • Tours: Visits are allow to schedule visits and tours 48 hours prior to coming

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically88.5% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


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1 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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Reviews (3)

  • Proud Parent of Westside StudentParent 11/03/2016
    I am proud parent of a Westside Elementary student. The school has been recognized among the schools in the Shelby County School district for its academic excellence. In addition to this fact, there are other factors that make me proud to be a Westside Elementary parent. The administration and the teachers are supportive and very concerned about the students learning. The teachers are accessible for parent teacher conferences when needed. The school offers extracurricular activities for students to be a part of. Also, the administration works diligently to ensure the safety of every child. such as having anti-bullying assemblies. In my opinion, Westside Elementary is a hidden jewel, hidden away in an unlikely neighborhood.
  • Great Place to WorkTeacher/Staff 10/04/2016
    I have worked at Westside Elementary School for the past 5 years, and I feel at home here. My co-workers and I are committed to the Frayser community. We are dedicated to student achievement and we strive daily to prepare students for the future.
  • The Pride of Frayser Parent 12/07/2015
    Westside Elementary is one of the few schools in the Frayser area with the distinction of being a Reward School. The environment in friendly and students are well behaved and loved. Teachers believe in children first and work very hard for achievement to remain at a high level. With most area schools in Frayser either state run or threatened to be state run, Westside is a gem. You will not be disappointed. This school prepares students for any middle school in Memphis.
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