Memphis City Schools



3336 Ford Road, Memphis,Tennessee 38109

 Phone:   (901)416-8150

     Fax:   (901)416-8156

Antonio Burt, Principal

 Dinah Taylor, Resident Principal

Laquita Tate, Title I PLC Coach

In a single year in 2012-2013 we had a 20.2% proficient/advanced increase in Math!

26% proficient/advanced

       increase in Science!

6.6% proficient/advanced increase in R/LA!

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.

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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!    







EXTENDED School Hours

8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.


Honor's Program (K-2nd) @ 2:30 pm April 11, 2014
Saturday Academy (9am-12:30)
April 12, 2014
Honor's Program (3rd-5th) @ 2:30 pm April 17, 2014
Good Friday/No School
April 18, 2014
Progress Reports Issued April 23, 2014
TCAP Pep Rally @ 2:00 pm
April 25, 2014
Saturday Academy (9am-12:30) April 26, 2014
TCAP Assessment Week
April 29 - May 2,, 2014


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Last Update: April 4, 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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