Join a District on the Rise!

Our Mission: SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life.

  • Our promise is that by 2025, 80 percent of our students will be college and career ready, 90 percent will graduate high school and 100 percent of graduates will enroll in a post-secondary opportunity.
  • Our work is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is capable of learning and that education is the great equalizer.
  • With 84 percent of all students considered economically disadvantaged, SCS truly is a place where progressive leaders in education can make a difference.

Our Future: Though our challenges are significant, we are a district on the rise!

  • SCS has been a level 5 growth district—the state’s highest achievable level—for the past three years.
  • Our district-wide Math proficiency scores have doubled in the past three years.
  • Our iZone schools—once performing in the bottom 5 percent of TN schools—are outpacing the state’s Achievement School District and making significant gains towards the goal of reaching the top 25 percent within five years.

Why Memphis?

Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN. We’re known for our great food, original music, professional sports and high-quality arts in the most affordable urban setting in the nation. Not only that, but Memphis is a hotbed and national leader for groundbreaking work in public education. 


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How to Join the Cause

Our challenge is great. Are you ready? Compare your skills and interests to open positions at SCS to see where you might be a good fit.

We have 3 different application types. To find out which application to use, review our application guide here.

  • Instructional Positions  Apply Here
    View instructional positions that are currently open here. If you are interested in applying to positions that require a teaching license, use this application. To see a full list of positions that are posted to the instructional application, click here. You may be considered for 2016-17 and 2017-18 school year positions through this application.
  • School Support Positions Apply Here
    View school support positions that are currently open here. If you are interested in applying to any position outlined under the school support section of our application guide, use this application. To review our application guide, click here.
  • Central Office Positions   Apply Here
    View central office positions that are currently open here. If you are interested in applying for any position that is NOT considered an instructional or a school support position (review our application guide to see what positions are considered instructional or school support here), use this application.