Shelby County Schools

Memphis, Tennessee

  • 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

    students

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 7,354

    teachers

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 82%

    free/reduced lunch

    updated 02/09/2018**

Labor context

updated 12/15/2016
  • District is operating under a current 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.

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