Empowering all students for success
in learning, leadership, and life.
fully engage our staff, students, and stakeholders
in becoming world class leaders in student
achievement, character, citizenship, health,
and technology through training, rigor, relevance,
Welcome to the Shelby County Schools web site. Whether you are
a parent, a student, an educator, or an interested member of
the community, we hope you find the information on this site
helpful. We trust that as you browse this site it will be apparent
that the education of the children of Shelby County Schools is
our most important mission.
We are proud of our school system, and with good reason. Shelby
County Schools is nationally renowned for its academic excellence.
Our system has historically been one of Tennessee's leaders in
academic achievement. The secret to our success- dedicated teachers
and staff, involved parents and communities, and a Board of Education
with a passion for children and a commitment to providing the
resources necessary for a world- class education.
Our challenge is to continue to provide a quality education
in a changing world. Higher standards and more rigorous graduation
requirements will present issues for our system in the near future.
Keeping abreast of technology and providing our students with
the tools necessary to compete in a global environment will always
be our goal. But it is equally important that we teach our students
character, tolerance, and interpersonal relations in order to
get along with others in a shrinking world.
We are proud of our schools and the quality teaching and learning
that takes place each day. I am continually amazed when I observe
the talent that is exhibited by our students- we are fortunate
that we have great kids, great parents, and great teachers and
staff members who motivate our students daily. I am humbled to
be the leader of such a great organization, and I look forward
to working with each of you as we prepare our future.
John S. Aitken