Shelby County Schools

Welcome to Downtown Elementary Optional School

"We RISE Above the Rest"


"Let's Move Active Schools"

National Award Winner

Congratulations Coach Willis and Coach Cullens



       Principal: Ms. Debra Martin

Assistant Principal: Ms. Brandye Williams

PLC Coach: Mrs. Narvia Smith-Taylor

Instructional Facilitator: Mrs. Alicia Turner    


10 N. Fourth Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Telephone: (901) 416-8400

Fax: (901) 416-8406

School Hours: 8:15 - 3:15

2018-2019 Online Registration

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2018 Summer Learning Academy

June 11 - July 13

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Optional School FAQ's

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Optional School Renewal Applications

Renewal Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are being taken now. Please click the link below to begin the renewal application process.

(English link for renewal application)

(Spanish link for renewal application)

Optional School Choice

If you have friends and family members who are looking for a great school option, consider completing an application for school choice. School Choice applications open January 29, 2018.

(English link for Choice Information)

(Spanish link for Choice information)


SCS Parent Institute

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Parent Winter Workshops

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EL / Expeditionary Learning Parent Resources


iReady Home Use Information

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Here Everyday, Ready and On-time

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Reese Custom Tees Downtown Elementary "Bling" Shirt

(Click image below to order student and adult shirts)


Upcoming Events

Summer Learning Academy

June 11 - July 13



May 22

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony @ 9 am

May 23

5th grade Honor's Program @ 9am

May 24

Last Day of School

DTE Spirit Day



(Includes Uniform Policy/Requirements)


Optional Schools Information

Nutrition Services

Before and After-School Care (ELOP)

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(click here for ELOP Parent Letter)


Content Manager/School Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Espree

Updated May 21, 2018

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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