Shelby County Schools


Our Vision

Our school is a caring, learning community with high expectations from which our students will leave on track to be college or career ready.

Our Mission

As an International Studies School, Peabody Elementary empowers students to grow through rigorous instruction and project-based learning, which fosters student success academically and socially.

 Our School Beliefs

Peabody Elementary believes in utilizing collaborative decision-making for academic excellence and to ensure that all students to be successful. Input from all stakeholders indicated that our beliefs are clear and easily understood. To achieve our mission and implement the district’s policies, we believe:

  1. All students can learn and student learning is the primary focus of Peabody Elementary School.
  2. Instructional planning must be driven by student data as it relates to achievement and student learning.
  3. Projects, assignments, and technology integration must address district goals and be implemented across the curriculum.
  4. Instructional strategies must be research-based and varied to meet the needs of all learners.
  5. Instructional time must be utilized efficiently to produce quality student work and promote student-centered learning.
  6. Classroom management must promote a safe and physically comfortable environment and encourage students to take ownership of their learning.
  7. Assessment and evaluation techniques must be based on sound research and are useful in modifying instruction to promote individual student progress and learning.
  8. Educational and extracurricular program decisions should involve all stakeholders and must be student-centered, promote academic achievement, and promote positive social interactions.
  9. Effective decision-making and community collaboration are integral parts of a successful school.
  10. Effective communication for policy implementation by administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community is essential to encouraging higher levels of achievement, promoting a student-centered program, and pushing educational efforts to the highest level.

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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