Barnes Building—Room 202
160 South Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112


About Us

The Innovation Zone, or iZone, is a subset of Shelby County Schools designed to turn around underperforming schools. The mission of the iZone is to move schools from the bottom 5% to the top 25% in the state of Tennessee. This mission is accomplished through the use of key elements which include

  • Empowered, effective principals
  • High performing teachers
  • Extended learning day
  • iZone District Support Team

iZone schools provide an environment in which innovative strategies and systems are implemented in order to increase student achievement and ensure college and career readiness for our students.

What is the iZone?


iZone Schools provide a variety of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of all stakeholders. Please visit individual school web pages to learn more about the programs and services provided.