Shelby County Schools




Sheffield High School strives to be the benchmark of academic excellence in college preparatory education and career readiness through superior teaching of rigorous curricula.


We envision:

  • rigorous, relevant, and real-world opportunities

  • diverse culture

  • creativity and respect

  • authentic enthusiasm for learning

  • strong community partnerships

Beliefs, which drive our mission and vision:

  • Data-driven decision-making includes input from our parents, students, school staff, and the community.  The education of our students must be a collaborative effort that is achieved through a partnership of mutual respect.
  •  Teachers, administrators, and support staff are compassionate, consistent, and competent, therefore, providing students with a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Data analysis along with ongoing professional development for school staff, technology, and the use of research-based teaching strategies allows our teachers to produce rigorous and engaging work for all students.
  •  Technology is an integral part of daily instruction in order to increase student interest in the learning process.
  •  School wide rules, policies, and procedures help foster a positive learning environment and focus on student achievement.  Students are accountable for their actions and learning.
  •  Given appropriate work, support, and time, all students who put forth effort can meet the standards required by Shelby County Schools, the state of Tennessee, and No Child Left Behind.
  •  Our school provides a learning environment that accommodates students of all backgrounds, learning styles, ability levels and unique needs with the opportunity to succeed.
  •  Learning is a life-long process that occurs both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Graduation requirements are clearly communicated to school staff, parents, students and the community in order to equip every student with the tools necessary for success.


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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