Shelby County Schools




Academic Achievement is Number 1



All Stakeholders

(parents, students, teachers, and administrators)

will focus on learning

and work together

to insure that all students

are proficient in all academic areas.


School Profile

Willow Oaks Elementary serves a stable, yet diverse, population of students from the surrounding Colonial Acres community as well as other areas of Memphis. In addition, students on Optional School transfers come from numerous other neighborhoods.

The academically enriched optional program and the non-optional program at Willow Oaks promote enthusiasm and excitement for learning. Both programs offer a diverse curriculum that includes all state performance standards while stressing a higher level of learning in reading, math, science, social studies, computer literacy, physical education, and the arts. Classes are offered in ORFF music, strings, band, CLUE, dance, special education, and speech.The academic program is further enhanced by cross-curriculum projects, creative writing activities, and field exploration experiences.

The highly talented and dedicated staff at Willow Oaks provides a balance of structure, creativity, and discipline in a child-centered atmosphere. All students have the opportunity to be successful and grow academically, physically, socially and emotionally in a safe, caring environment. Students benefit from a number of special programs which support academic excellence.The Spring Art Academy, Math-A-Thon, Junior Achievement, 21st century classrooms, Chorus, before and after-school reading/math programs, and piano are valuable components that assist in educating all students at higher cognitive levels. 


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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