Public schools sometimes get a bad rap, but there are enough jewels in Memphis and Shelby County that it's worth your time to explore your options there, particularly if money is a concern. We recommend visiting Memphis School Guide for information on individual schools and tips for navigating the various systems.
In particular, you can:
- Research and review schools
- Learn about the eight different local districts and find your zoned school
- Learn about the Optional Schools (similar to magnet schools) in the Shelby County Schools system
- Understand what schools' test scores mean
- Understand what it means to be a Reward, Priority, or Focus school