District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Shelby County School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in Shelby County School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
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District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Shelby County School District

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April 01, 2023
Attending this high school was one of the most traumatic experiences of my entire life. The students are completely ruthless, and the staff does not support the students in any way. Students are... More
Parent / Guardian
June 24, 2021
I have 6 children at Southside elementary. We absolutely fell in love with the school and staff. The teachers and staff should be rated an A+ in my books. They call to let parents know when their... More
Parent / Guardian
May 26, 2021
It's a small school but is very poorly run. It has some good teachers, but has very poor leadership that affects the school culture. The principal is unprofessional and is more concerned with winning... More
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