Creating the Educational Foundation for a GREATER Memphis
The Greater Memphis area has 18 public school districts, more than 100 private schools, and more than 250,000 students.
Our schools annually attract national recognition and honors for the innovative programs and academic excellence provided to students of all ages.
Through state legislation and dedicated local efforts, Pre-K options improve every year. The Tennessee Pre-K Quality Act became effective in the 2016-17 school year and makes Pre-K accessible to all Tennessee four-year-olds, with an emphasis on at-risk students and high-priority communities.
It also makes programs more rigorous and better prepares students to enter elementary school. As Greater Memphis youth continue to gain access to high-quality early childhood education, their chances of success through college and the workforce increase.
Visit Pre-K resources through Memphis-Shelby County Schools.
Memphis-Shelby County Schools – Optional Schools: The optional program gives parents choices in selecting a public education that can best fit their children’s talents and abilities.
Achievement School District (ASD): ASD is a statewide program aimed at catapulting the least-performing schools in Tennessee to the top 25% in the state over a five-year period. Learn more.
Charter Schools: Charter schools are independent public schools of choice. They control their own budget, curriculum, and staffing. Learn more about area charter schools.
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