Memphis Schools

William Herbert Brewster Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 466 Students
  • Theme: Enriched Academics in Math, Arts, Science, and Technology
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6am
  • Opened in 2006
  • Uniform Required
  • Community partners include Memphis College of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Christ United Methodist Church, Marx-Bensdorf Realtors, Binghampton Development Corporation, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Mid-South Food Bank and more
  • Students achieve math proficiency by solving real-world problems through conceptual instruction, the use of manipulatives, and the integration of technology
  • Teachers use the arts as a means for igniting students' interest in core subjects
  • Students' ability to analyze scientific content and think critically is expanded with the use of advanced science kits and special technology and through interactions with local scientists
  • Extracurriculars: Book Club, Science Club, Creative Writing Exploratory, Drama Club, String Orchestra, Boys Basketball, and Choir
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Parent Involvement: Parents as Leaders Group meets monthly
  • Tours: Call the school to schedule a tour at anytime

Enrollment Info

  • To transfer into the Optional program, you must follow the Optional enrollment process. Non-Optional transfers use the General Choice Transfer process.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional Attendance - Score 60% or above in total reading and mathematics on Optional Schools admittance tests and the NWEA MAP test (3rd-5th grades); first grade applicants have satisfactory skills and behaviors and mastery in academic/support subjects on most recent report card; 2nd-5th grade applicants have no grade below a B for a semester or final average in academic subjects and satisfactory special subjects/conduct/attendance grades; all students should have satisfactory attendance.
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  • Lacks Economic Diversity96.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


28% 0% In 2015, 28% of students tested Proficient or Above
1 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less 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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