Memphis Schools

William Herbert Brewster Elementary

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 425 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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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically76% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


19% 8.9% In 2022, 19% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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