Shelby County Schools

Memphis, Tennessee

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Shelby County Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from:
  • 24th

    largest school district
    in the country

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • $43k

    starting salary

    updated 03/09/2018
  • $54k

    max salary

    updated 03/09/2018
  • 5

    years to tenure

    updated 01/04/2016
  • 180

    days in student
    school year

    updated 10/12/2017
  • 187

    days in teacher
    school year

    updated 10/12/2017
  • 112,020


    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 7,354


    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 82%

    free/reduced lunch

    updated 02/09/2018**

Labor context

updated 12/15/2016
  • District is operating under an expired contract.
  • Collective bargaining is permissible. Teachers may petition for representation but district school boards decide whether or not to engage in collective bargaining.
  • Teachers are represented by a local union that is not affiliated with the NEA or AFT.

Student Demographics

updated 02/09/2018**

*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 2015-2016 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Download district data

Documents for Shelby County Schools

Click on an item below to view and download documents that are supplied
from Shelby County Schools to gain more insight on the district.

Learn more

Go deeper within the district

Learn more about Shelby County Schools's district policies by creating a custom report from our database.

Generate a report

Compare this district to similar districts

Learn more about how Shelby County Schools stacks up with similar districts.

Generate a report