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1155 Sycamore Rd
Collierville, TN 38017

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(901) 854-8202
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September 26, 2014
My daughter has attended Sycamore since Kindergarten. We love Sycamore! All of her teachers have been wonderful and caring. I am an active parent; and always try to volunteer whenever my work schedule permits. Strong parental involvement is vital to the success of any school. My daughter is being challenged and developing skills needed to advance into the next grade level. I respect the entire administration and staff. I will do whatever I can to help my child and all children succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
I would not recommend Sycamore to anyone. My child went there, but I had to take her out cause she was not learning anything. Her body was not left behind,but her mind was. If u want your child to learn, Sycamore is not the place, especially if she is not white.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
LOVE this school and teachers. We are so glad that we decided to enroll our kids to Sycamore Elementary school few years back. Teachers are the best and gemstone of the school, they care, provide guidance and stay on top to provide the best education. My both son's teachers have done awesome job keeping me posted with their progress and class activities. When I compared APEX (gifted program) at this school with others, I admire the way teacher has put together different ways to advance kids in the program - history, research projects, news study in addition to normal subjects. Great job Sycamore teachers and thank you for all your hard work.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Outstanding!!! I am not sure which school some parents say they are writing about. My three children have experienced caring teachers, hugs, support, and a can-do philosophy. Students are not left behind at Sycamore. I am proud to be a part of such a loving atmosphere that also is so successful with academics.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Wow! My child walks into Sycamore each day with joy. It is a public school we don't get our way everyday. But the faculty and staff are caring. They work hard to challenge her. Hats off to them for working so hard in difficult times. Keep your chin up Sycamore you are still the best in Collierville. Parents share your stories don't let some bitter voices bring our school down!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Very disappointed with this school. Teachers and staff are unfriendly and you can see through their fake smiles. My child is very unhappy there. My child always loved school until going to Sycamore. My child is a great student and makes great grades. Not a problem child just a child that deserves kindness and to be able to see an example of what a leader should be. My child doesn't get that at Sycamore.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
Sycamore Elementary being rated as a "9" is ridiculous! Unqualified teachers. PE teachers have no idea what they are doing and hurt the children with wrong kind of exercise routines. Yelling at children in the cafeteria by cafeteria staff. Some teachers punish kids by making them stand in the classroom until their feet hurt, saw it, reported it. Not sure if anything was done about it. Unfriendly and disgruntled teachers - students pay for it. Assignments given are not up to par. Curriculum is not challenging. My kids says it's "baby work". Not because they are brilliant but because the work is below standards. So disappointed with this school. Front office staff is nice but they are not the teachers who play a bigger role in my children's lives.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
If you think this school is a five star, that means your not involved with what your child is actually learning there. Our child came from a city school to sycamore because of our change of location. We notice that our daughter was struggling in the beginning , but starting to improve greatly at home. Well, seems her report card didn't reflect that during the second semester and not only that, when questioned about her grades and reporting this to the AP, the teacher could not explain why a grade dropped were she was excelling and why did she change another grade after a visit to the AP office. Parents please spend time with your child to see if they are really learning what the teacher is really proclaiming that they are, or is that the teacher is just passing them along.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Last....One of the question i asked the teacher was to know how did you determine that my daughter must take ESL? she said that my daughter did not speak in class and also she did not play with other kids. I was like astonished:-. Well i assumed if i decided not to talk to anyone in my class I will be considered to be the dumbest student or the stupidest student then. I then told her that it is highly possible that she become Kindergarden teacher because she was not that smart, but that doesn't mean that she must study ESL to be K teacher. I could be a teacher if i want but that doesn't mean i can just look at a person and say that he needs to take special class because his name sounds different and he doesn't speak with others. Anyway, this really got me little upset, and i told her that all i want is create a better world for my daughter. Sycamore may be full of racists or whatever you want to call it but i will not let them put those negative attitude on my daughter. I wish she was learning from a school where kids innocent brains are learning peace and love, but i always tell my daughter to be happy because she is the best. No one is born racist we become one base on our living

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
I can't believe this school has gotten so many positive reviews. Get real, people. Or, maybe you have never been exposed to a really great elementary school with a truly hard-working and caring staff? We moved to Memphis from San Antonio, Tx for a job change. My boys were in first and second grade. My oldest has Autism. I went to the school one day for a pop in visit. I was told an administrator would have to accompany me down the hall to my son's classroom. I said fine, please get an administrator. I was sent to the assistant principal's office. While I sat in her office, she attempted to call my son's teacher to let her know we were on the way! She couldn't get through to the teacher, so off we went to the classroom. The classroom was empty, however, the resource room was right across the hallway. My son is full-inclusion. BUT, turns out he was in that resource room in a closet playing with a broom while the resource teacher sat at her desk having lunch and chatting with the aid. When she saw me and the AP, she looked like she was about to choke on her noodles! She called me that night at my home and apologized profusely. Very creepy school. We got back to Texas asap!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
We moved from CA school district to this school district and I love it. The teachers are absolutely amazing, helpful very nice. My son loves this school. I am so glad we are in the school district. The curriculum is pretty nice. All the staff are very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
I have temporary custody of my granddaughter so it has been years since I was affiliated with school, especially elementary. This is a public school that is operated on a private school level. The staff ranging from the crossing guard to the principle is phenomenal and plays an intricate part in each student attending this school. It is amazing to see the staff, parents, and community coming together to support the efforts regarding the functionality of this school. The common denominator that is fostered by all is equipping each student to be the best. When the school introduced the new core standards I received a recorded message at 4 pm that day of a meeting that would be held at 5:30 that day. Within a short period of time I witnessed parents filling the cafeteria. To me, this is a clear indication the commitment level of the parents with children that make up this population of an extraordinary institution. They are not only providing an education but they are teaching the children to adapt in the world. It is truly a partnership that is engaged by the staff and the parents. Sycamore you are the BEST!

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
SyCamore is a hidden gem in the Town of Collierville. The facilities, the technology and maps classes (art, pe, music, spanish, and library) are great. The staff is wonderful. They are always friendly and helpful. The teachers are awesome. They are great teachers and really prepare the children for middle school. They do a great job of communicating with the parents. The guidance counselor is without a doubt above the rest. This women really cares about every child and is there to help them all regardless of age, color, or economic status. The principal is outstanding. She is truly there to help every child excel and do their best. I believe that Dr. Bulter and Ms. Kohne (counselor) know the name of every child. This is a school that cares about it students above all else. I am glad that we are in this school's district. It is the best school in Collierville.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
Sycamore continually out scores all the elementary schools in the Collierville area. It is staffed by the finest teachers Shelby Co. has to offer. They are innovative, original and are always on top of their game. My daughter started there in kindergarten and just moved into 6th grade. She was well prepared to meet the challenges of middle school. Also I have a son there in the 4th grade who is always challenged academically. I am so grateful that we chose a house in the neighborhood when we moved here! I love the fact that they can walk or ride their bikes to school and home.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
My 2 boys graduated from Sycamore Elementary and were more than prepared for middle school. The teachers were nurturing, encouraging and challenged kids at different levels. The principal makes it a point to know every single child at Sycamore! I have no idea how she does it, but she even remembers kids long after they graduate and come back to visit.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
Best school ever!! Love the school - love the neighborhood! I've never seen a community support a school like this. Great teachers and administration plus a beautiful facility!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2011
Sycamore E.S. is a great school! All the staff are very helpful. They have a lot of parent volunteers and community involvement. They have a great academic program!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
Sycamore Elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers are the best around..The school has all the updated resources, with an EXCEPTIONAL learning enviroment. Children can walk to school and feel safe. It is located in the middle of Estanaula Trial Subdivision , come find the BEST KEPT SECRET in Collierville..

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
Sycamore has a wonderful principal and staff! The parents are very involved. Great PTA! Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
Both of my girls went through SyCamore. You will always find the "C" in SyCamore capitalized because Dr. Butler says "C" is of children! This staff knows every child by name. The school sits in a GREAT Neighborhood with low traffic and no crime. The school is ahead of most in regards to technology. Children leaving SyCamore are well prepared for middle school. Lots of involvement from parents! I would recommend this school and surrounding neighborhoods to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
Excellent school. I have 1 alum and 2 current students. Dr. Butler is the best Principal in town. Great location in upscale neighborhood. Very Low Traffic area. Great parent and teacher support. If you are looking for a "the" public school with private school qualities, look no further...SYCAMORE IS IT!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
Great school and would recommend it to anyone trying to move into this area with young children. The principal knows everyone by name and has the children's best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
Great school! Sycamore Elementary gives a great educational foundation for middle school and high school. I have had three children go through school at Sycamore Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
We had 3 children attend Sycamore Elementary and we found it to be an exceptional, nurturing and challenging environment for our children. The school is top notch in the area of technology--ahead of other Collierville schools--with the use of computers and educational software in the classrooms as well as Smart Boards. The community surrounding the school is extremely supportive and there is high parental presence and involvement at Sycamore. The principal, Dr. Butler, is phenomenal! Not only is she knowledgeable, but she loves those Sycamore children and they love and respect her as well. I would highly recommend Sycamore!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
I had two children at Sycamore Elementary. We moved into the district once school started and could not have been happier with the teachers our children were placed with. Dr. Butler (principal) knows and greets each student by name. Within weeks she knew my name. My boys were well prepared for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
Excellent school, great teachers, involved parents and students who are challenged with academics and striving to do their best in all walks of life. We moved here for this elementary school. We have stayed living in our subdivision to stay in this elementary school's district. We have 2 children, 1 who has gone through 6 years and 1 who has attended for 3 years. Great results!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2010
This past school year was our first at Sycamore Elementary. After having my kids in private schools for several years, I was not sure how they would transition. I am so thankful to report that my 2 daughters, one in kindergarten, and the other in 2nd grade, had wonderful teachers and a great year. They are looking forward to the next school year! The school is very diverse, but it is representative of the real world. The uniform dress code is a really great thing and helps to unify the student body. We are thankful for Dr. Butler and her staff, and for the parents/grandparents who are actively involved.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
Sycamore is a great school and my son has thrived there. All 3 of his teachers have been top notch and really pushed him to excel, even giving him additional work to stretch him. His 2nd grade teacher was selected Educator of the Month by the Memphis Grizzlies. The administration, faculty and staff truly care for all the students. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
We LOVE Sycamore - the teachers and staff are so caring and Dr. Butler is awesome! She is so respected and for good reason. I have twin rising 4th graders and so have experienced 8 teachers here - all have been beyond amazing! Very strong PTA also. This is certainly one of the top two schools Collierville has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
This school is okay, but not exceptional. We attended for 2 years. My boys were way above grade level and were never challenged. One of my boys spent his entire 1st grade year reading books on his own as the teacher had her hands full with students that were behind or ESL. Dr. Butler does not want to hear if you actually have any opinions about your child's academics. It is her school and she makes sure everyone knows. We moved due to be disappointed with the school system.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
Mrs. Gehrke is an awesome teacher. She is my daughter's 1st Grade teacher. She is fun and makes learning easy and exciting for her class. My daughter LOVES this class and is learning quickly. I am very impressed. Sycamore is the best school around...trust me. I have had three children in 3 different private schools..

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
I think my child's 5th grade teacher (Mrs. Wilson) is excellent, she genuinely cares about her her class. As for principal and vice-principal, I've seen better.

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January 21, 2010
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October 27, 2009
My daughter is in Mrs. Scott's kindergarten class and she is AMAZING. My child has only been in school for two short months and she is reading! Not just reading, but identifying nouns and verbs. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this school, from the very organized pick up and drop off, but just the attention they give these kids. 5 stars all the way!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Best Teachers, Great learning atmosphere.

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September 29, 2009
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no rating September 04, 2009
Sycamore is Awesome. Dr. Butler is incredibile. She is everywhere. All 3 of my children have attended there. I highly reccomend it and personally think that it is the best elementary school in the enire county & Metro. My youngest daughter had Ms. Goss last year she is awesome! She has Mrs. Roberson this year who is also excellent!! I reccomend this scholl to anyone.

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September 04, 2009
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no rating February 05, 2009
I absolutely, positively, unequivocally, ADORE this school. I moved to Collierville from Nashville where the schools were definitely not as good, to put it mildly! The principal at Sycamore met us at the door, she immediately spoke directly to my children and began the process of getting to know them. When you visit the school, she is EVERYWHERE! She is most definitely hands on and it makes all the difference. As a former teacher, I can assure that her presence keeps is what keeps this school at the top! It is a lovely, learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
Outstanding School. The teachers really care about our child's education and the parents stay involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
Sycamore is an outstanding school - it is by far one of the top two in the Collierville area. Dr. Butler (the principal) is exceptional. Her no-nonsense brand of leadership is fantastic. MOST of the teachers are very dedicated and seem to love working at Sycamore. The curriculum is top notch for TN - all academics are well covered including foreign language (beginning at the K level!). Do be aware that Sycamore is an EXTREMELEY global school. There are children from all around the world and political correctness is a MUST.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
We moved to the area from Cordova I transferred my son from Dexter elementary to Sycamore Elementary. I must say that I am very impressed with this school. The programs they are offer are outstanding I wish I had known about this school before. My son was very fortunate to receive Ms. Goss she is an outstanding teacher and cares dearly for her students. My son looks different from everyone else and Ms. Goss had her students to research the condition my son has which is Albanism so that they will know what it is and so that my son wouldn't feel ackward all I could say was WOW. We have never had a teacher to do that. She should receive teacher of the year award. Hats off to this outstanding teacher I love her. I definately would recommend this school to anyone the staff is awsome.

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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2008
Excellent Principal, Excellent Teachers! My kids have been apart of Sycamore for 3 years. The academics are on par with the area's private schools plus the school has a Spanish program...not many schools can say that.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
My family LOVE this school! Everything about it is great, as close to a private school re: teachers,etc. but with great deversity

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no rating December 21, 2007
I believe the diversity of not only the children but the staff is outstanding. This is our first year at Sycamore and I am thoroughly impressed not only by the fact the teachers are caring and available but also by the fact that my son is learning spanish which will benefit him in the long run. I give many kudos to all the staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
It's a wonderful school. The teachers are great. My children love it! The programs are outstanding. Five stars for sure!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2007
The school is good if you get the right teacher, the school does not encourage students to get into higher grades if your kid is talented/gifted. You will see that happening at schilling middle school. Good parent involvement, lacks math & science programs at school, county, regional level.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
Proud parent of a kindergarten student. Great school! great Teachers! & Great Program. Go Mrs. mckinney's Mustangs!!!

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June 26, 2007
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September 19, 2006
This is our first year at Sycamore (kindergarten) and I have been very impressed with the organization and quality of the teachers and the involvement of the principal. World class!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I really love SyCamore Elementary because the teachers are really patient and caring and take time to get to know their students. I believe this has alot to do with the smaller than normal class sizes. There are fewer students which allows the teach to take more time with students as needed. I have a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner at the school and they both are doing just wonderfully.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
The principal, administration and staff are outstanding. During the 2006-2007 school year this is the only elementary school in the county that has a Spanish program. My children have had 7 total speech therapist, both public and private, and this one is one of the best! Sycamore has been very involved in Memphis in May! Students have ranked locally and on the state levels in either Citizenship Essay Contest and in the Reflections programs. This is the best kept secret in Collierville!

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Sycamore Elementary School
1155 Sycamore Rd, Collierville, TN  38017
(901) 854-8202
Last modified Sycamore Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sycamore Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top