Shelby County Schools

Memphis, Tennessee

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Shelby County Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/district/Shelby-County-Schools
  • 23rd

    largest school district
    in the country

  • $43k

    starting salary

  • $54k

    max salary

  • 5

    years to tenure

  • 112,125

    students

  • 6,867

    teachers

  • 82%

    free/reduced lunch

Labor context

  • District is operating under an expired contract.
  • Districts and unions participate in a negotiation process known as collaborative conferencing in lieu of collective bargaining.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with NEA.

Student Demographics

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2016-2017 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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