Shelby County Schools

Common Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and peaceful academic environment in which our students will develop a lifelong desire for learning in order to become productive citizens in our technologically progressive and diverse world.

Shared Vision

Shady Grove Elementary School will be an exemplary, student-focused educational community that has an outstanding staff, meaningful programs, and a nurturing environment where excellence is achieved, a good character is exhibited and high expectations are fostered.

Shady Grove is committed to providing a safe, peaceful, academic atmosphere. This commitment is favorable to building a clear purpose for lifelong love of learning, so that each student can become a productive citizen in our rapidly changing world. This will be achieved by aligning policies and procedures to maintain a focus on achieving Shady Grove's goals for optimal student learning.

Goals for Optimal Student Learning
  • Research-based academics are related to real-life experiences within a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment, challenging students to achieve academic excellence and become lifelong learners and peacemakers.
  • Multi-cultural experiences encourage lasting interpersonal relationships, as well as respect for diversity.
  • Teachers provide an integrated curriculum with varied assessments which allows each student to be accountable as well as to experience multiple successes.
  • Participation in decision-making and problem-solving promotes the development of responsible citizens. 
  • Physical activities and an understanding of lifetime wellness will be achieved in a safe and secure environment.
  • Parents, staff and other stakeholders play an active role in the students’ school experience.
  • The school community listens to student input and promotes student leadership through recognition of creative abilities.
  • Technology is embedded in the curriculum to assure the future success of our students.

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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