Memphis City Schools

Achieving Advanced in all Subjects and Developing Life-Long Learners

3336 Ford Road,

Memphis,Tennessee 38109

 Phone:   (901)416-8150

     Fax:   (901)416-8156

Antonio Burt, Principal

 Laquita Tate, Assistant Principal

Chavon VanHooks, Title I PLC Coach


EXTENDED School Hours

8:15 a.m. -  4:15 p.m.


#1 Elementary School with the HIGHEST School-wide

Composite Summary!

In 2012-2013 we had...........

20.2% proficient/advanced increase in Math

6.6% proficient/advanced increase in R/LA

26% proficient/advanced increase in Science

78% proficient/advanced in Social Studies

In 2013-2014 we had...........

15.7% proficient/advanced increase in Math

6.2% proficient/advanced increase in R/LA

28.8% proficient/advanced increase in Science

91% proficient/advanced in Social Studies


Ford Road Elementary Enjoying The Fruits Of Lots Of Work

A historically low performing Shelby County School is making a huge turnaround. Ford Road Elementary has been in the district's bottom 5% for academics. Not anymore. In fact, the school has recently been put on the reward list for being in the top five percent in the state for academic here to read full story.

Labor Day - No School September 1, 2014
OPEN HOUSE & TITLE I PARENT Meeting (5:30-6:30 p.m.) September 3, 2014
Parent Conferences (5-8 p.m.) September 18, 2014
District Learning Day - No School September 19, 2014










Renown Speaker, Educator, Author,

and Minister - Eric Thomas

SKYPES Ford Road Elementary 5th Graders

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Judge Joe Brown

Visits Ford Road Elementary

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Tennessee First Lady's Read 20 Campaign, Mrs. Crissy Haslam

Visits Ford Road Elementary

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Principal Antonio Burt and 4th Grader Kelsey Petty featured in the

Voices From Memphis, a System in Tumult Video Gallery

For decades, Memphis, Tenn., schools have faced financial strife and exhibited

low academic performance. An effort is underway to change that. The state has

taken over some schools,the charter sector has grown, and thedistrict is trying

new improvement strategies. In this video gallery, Memphis educators, student,

and community leaders sound off on how its public schools are coping with a

wave of changes that challenge how the schools are run and managed—and

what that all means for local control.

Click here to view her video. On the following page click Kelsey's name...


NFL Great Coach Tony Dungy visits Ford Road Elementary

to uplift students and congratulate them on the academic success their school is enjoying.

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  HIGH 5!!!!

"No Excuses for Excellence!"

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WMCTV Channel 5 gave us a HIGH 5!

Here at Ford Road Elementary we stand by our new motto, "No excuses for excellence." Our school has significantly improved on students' test scores. This is the second week of school and our young learners already have momentum behind them. We are one of 69 schools classified as an under-performing school. Though, instead of being turned over to the state's achievement school district, we were placed in Shelby County Schools' Innovation Zone. We used a state model to turn things around on our own, and it is working!    


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Last Update: August 27, 2014

Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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