Shelby County Schools


October 2017 Teacher of the Month


November 2017 Teacher of the Month


December 2017 Teacher of the Month

Ashley Slocum, 2nd Grade Teacher


January 2018 Teacher of the Month

Mr. G. Dumlao, Art


February 2018 Employee of the Month

Ms. M. Martin, Functional Skills



March 2018 Teacher of the Month



April 2018 Employee of the Month


May 2018 Teacher of the Month


U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Visits Ford Road Elementary

Memphis, Tenn. - As a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) effort to recognize

achievement gains in turnaround schools, Deborah Delisle, Assistant Secretary of Education, visited

Ford Road Elementary School on Wednesday, September 10, at 8:30 a.m. The visit to Memphis

spotlighted the recent successes of schools in local play to view video.



School Systems Shake Up Organizational Model

Education Week Reports

Former principal Antonio Burt also played the role of crossing guard at Ford Road Elementary

School in Memphis, Tenn. The city's public schools have undergone a series of

governance overhauls, presenting educators and community leaders with keen

management challenges. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

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At Ford Road, 'No Excuses" Powers Academic Gains!

Tri-State Defender Reports

"He is going to give it to you like it is, but that is what’s needed because we are here to do really important work," former third-grade teacher Jeffrey Veale (left) said of Ford Road Elementary School's former principal Antonio Burt.

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Ford Road Elementary School Charts Progress!

Memphis Daily News Reports

Ford Road Elementary School in southwest Memphis, former principal Antonio Burt, right, and former kindergarten teacher Britney Batson, left, posted double digit percentage gains in math and science proficiency and a 6.6 percent growth in reading proficiency in individual school achievement test results announced Monday, Aug. 19, 2015.

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Renown Speaker, Educator, Author,

and Minister - Eric Thomas

SKYPES Ford Road Elementary 5th Graders

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Judge Joe Brown

Visits Ford Road Elementary

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Tennessee First Lady's Read 20 Campaign, Mrs. Crissy Haslam

Visits Ford Road Elementary

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Former principal Antonio Burt and 4th Grader Kelsey Petty featured

in the Voices From Memphis, a System in Tumult Video Gallery

For decades, Memphis, Tenn., schools have faced financial strife and exhibited

low academic performance. An effort is underway to change that. The state has

taken over some schools,the charter sector has grown, and thedistrict is trying

new improvement strategies. In this video gallery, Memphis educators, student,

and community leaders sound off on how its public schools are coping with a

wave of changes that challenge how the schools are run and managed—and

what that all means for local control.

Click here to view her video. On the following page click Kelsey's name...


NFL Great Coach Tony Dungy visits Ford Road Elementary

to uplift students and congratulate them on the academic success their school is enjoying.

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  HIGH 5!!!!

"No Excuses for Excellence!"

           (If you are having trouble viewing the video please click here.)

WMCTV Channel 5 gave us a HIGH 5!

Here at Ford Road Elementary we stand by our new motto, "No excuses for excellence." Our school has significantly improved on students' test scores. This is the second week of school and our young learners already have momentum behind them. We are one of 69 schools classified as an under-performing school. Though, instead of being turned over to the state's achievement school district, we were placed in Shelby County Schools' Innovation Zone. We used a state model to turn things around on our own, and it is working!    



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