June 11, 2013
District Reinstates 37 Pre-K Classrooms for 2013-14, Parents Urged to Apply Now for Limited Space

Thirty-seven prekindergarten (Pre-K) classrooms have been reinstated for the 2013-14 school year to boost the number of  4-year-olds the unified district can accommodate this fall.  The district reopened 12 classrooms at school sites and 25 at community partner centers, allowing it to now serve a capacity of 3380 Pre-K childrenSince space is limited and the timeframe to enroll is brief, parents across Memphis and Shelby County are strongly urged to apply now during Phase II of the enrollment process, June 11 – 27.

The Pre-K program is a proven school-readiness initiative helping children to be adequately prepared for kindergarten.  Priority is given to families meeting low income guidelines.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on specific days between Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 27, parents residing in the city or county who want to enroll their child in Pre-K classes must visit one of five (5) school sites representing each region of the new Shelby County Schools District. 

*See the listing of Pre-K screening sites/dates, as well as a complete list of schools or partner locations where Pre-K classes will be offered at the end of this release, or visit: http://www.scsk12.org/prek/.

Applications are available in both English and Spanish and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.


To enroll, children must: 

·         reside in Memphis or Shelby County

·         turn four years old on or before August 31 (one month earlier than in previous years as governed by the State of Tennessee), and

·         be screened to determine eligibility.  


On screening day, parents must bring:

·         proof of income (very important),

·         a certified birth certificate (plus one copy),

·         two proofs of residency,

·         the child’s social security card (plus one copy) and

·         the child’s health and immunization records on the Tennessee School Form.


For more information about Pre-K enrollment requirements or the screening period, June 11 – 27, call the Pre-K Office at (901) 416-3450 or visit http://www.scsk12.org/prek/.


2013-14 Pre-K Screening Sites and Classroom Locations

The following list contains the dates and five (5) school locations where parents can go for Pre-K applications and screenings during Phase II of the enrollment period, June 11 – 27, 2013.  Screenings are provided from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on specific days and sites as listed below.  The screening locations are followed by a list of all schools and community partner sites where 2013-14 Pre-K classes will be offered.


June 11 

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shelby County Region

Millington Elementary School

6445 William Osteen Drive


E. A. Harold Elementary

Highland Oaks Elementary

Lucy Elementary

Millington Elementary

Northhaven Elementary

Oak Elementary


June 12, 13, 14

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southeast Region

Southwind High School

7900 East Shelby Drive


Belle Forest Elementary

Bethel Grove Elementary

Charjean Elementary

Cherokee Cottonwood Head Start

Crump Elementary

Dunbar Elementary

Getwell Elementary

Goodlett Elementary

Hooks Dimmick Childcare Group

Kindercare-Knight Arnold

Kindercare-Ridgeway #1

LaPetite Academy-Riverdale

LaPetite Academy-Hickory Hill

Oak Forest Elementary

Oakhaven Elementary

Riverdale Kiddie

Sharpe Elementary

Sheffield Elementary

Sherwood Elementary

South Park Elementary

Southwind Elementary


June 17, 18, 19

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northwest Region

Lucie E. Campbell Elementary School

3232 Birchfield Road


Brookmeade Elementary

Delano Head Start

Jessie Mahan Child Care Center

Porter Leath Head Start

Red Robin’s Academy

Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus

Bruce Elementary

Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary

Carnes Elementary

Cummings Elementary

Denver Elementary

Earnestine Rivers Elementary

Future Leaders Elementary

Gordon Elementary

Hawkins Mill Elementary


LaPetite Academy-Coleman

LaRose Elementary

Lucie E. Campbell Elementary

Peabody Elementary

Springdale Elementary

Vollentine Elementary

Westside Elementary


June 20, 21, 24

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southwest Region

Robert R. Church Elementary School

4100 Millbranch Road


A. B. Hill Elementary

Alcy Elementary

Alton Elementary

Doubletree Elementary

Fairley Elementary

Florida Kansas Elementary

Ford Road Elementary

Gardenview Elementary

Hamilton Elementary

Holmes Road Elementary

Horn Lake Elementary

Kings and Queens Day Care Center

Levi Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Magnolia Elementary

Manor Lake Elementary

Oakshire Elementary

Rianeshaven Elementary

Riverview Elementary

Westhaven Elementary

Westwood Elementary

Whitehaven Elementary


June 25, 26, 27

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northeast Region

Shelby Oaks Elementary

6053 Summer Avenue


Berclair Elementary

Covington Pike Head Start


Lambs & Ivy Pre-School

LaPetite Academy-Cordova

Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus

Coleman Elementary

Douglass Elementary

Jackson Elementary

Keystone Elementary

Kingsbury Elementary

Scenic Hills Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Treadwell Elementary

William H. Brewster Elementary