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MCS serves the entire city of Memphis. Some areas of unincorporated Shelby County are zoned to Memphis City Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Some unincorporated areas of Shelby County are zoned to schools in Shelby County Schools for elementary and middle school and Memphis City Schools for high school.
The MCS Website lists six "Strategic Goals"
Memphis City Schools is governed by the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners. It's composed of nine members, who are residents of the city, elected by the citizens at the general election in November to serve a four year term. Seven members are elected by district to represent a specific area within the city, and two members are elected at large to represent the entire city. At the last meeting in December, the Board elects a President and a Vice-President to serve for a term of one year to be effective January 1.
The Board of Education is responsible for establishing goals for the school system and adopting policies for the effective operation of the school system. The Board appoints a Superintendent to oversee the operation of the school system in accordance with the educational goals and policies it establishes.
Duties of the board: The Board focuses on three major areas: policy development, advocacy for Board policies, and accountability for district goals.
The district's strategic plan is a working document used to guide and reinforce MCS's mission and goals. It is continuously reviewed, evaluated, discussed, updated, and endorsed by the Board Commissioners. The Board of Education also conducts regular evaluations of the Superintendent's performance.
Approval of the budget is a major function of the Board. Commissioners support the hiring of teachers, administrators, and support staff who are responsible for educating the students.
As public officials, individuals who serve on the Board are active and visible members of the community. However, the Board acts officially only as a group. It is committed to openness and candor in the conduct of its business and encourages citizen participation during regular meetings.
Students may wear oxford shirts, polo shirts, turtlenecks, and blouses with "Peter Pan" collars. Colors vary, depending upon the school. In general, all white shirts are acceptable. Check with each school to find out what colors besides white are also acceptable. Sweatshirts must be white, black, navy blue, tan or any other colors approved by the individual campus.
Trousers, shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be black, tan, or navy blue. Denim clothing is not allowed.
Seven Memphis City Schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which honors schools that are academically superior or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. These schools are:
Belle Meade - Berclair - Binghampton - Capleville -Central Gardens - Chickasaw Gardens - Cooper-Young - Cordova - Douglass - Evergreen - Frayser - Glenview - Harbor Town - Hickory Hill - High Point Terrace - Hollywood - Hyde Park - Lenox - Medical District - Mud Island - Normal Station - Nutbush - Orange Mound - Parkway Village - Raleigh - Riverside - Sherwood Forest - South Main - Uptown - Victorian Village - Vollintine Hills - Whitehaven - Wolfchase
Tennessee: A. Schwab's - Art Museum of the University of Memphis - AutoZone Stadium - Bartlett Museum - Beale Street - Bellevue Baptist Church - Belz Museum - Botanic Garden - Brooks Museum - Burkle Estate - Central Station - Chickasaw Bluff - Children's Museum - Chucalissa Museum - Cotton Museum - Davies Manor - Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Downtown Trolleys - Elmwood Cemetery - FedExForum - Fire Museum - Fort Assumption - Fort Wright - Graceland - Hernando de Soto Bridge - Liberty Bowl Stadium - Libertyland - Lichterman Nature Center - Lincoln American Tower - Magevney House - Mallory-Neely House - Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park - Memorial Park Cemetery - Memphis Cotton Exchange - Memphis International Airport - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis National Cemetery - Memphis Parkway System - Memphis Zoo - Mississippi River - Mississippi River Park - Mud Island Monorail - National Civil Rights Museum - National Ornamental Metal Museum - Oaklawn Garden - Orpheum Theatre - Overton Park - Peabody Hotel - Pink Palace - The Pyramid - Rhodes College - Rock N' Soul Museum - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - Shelby Farms - Stax Museum - Sun Studio - South Main Arts District - Tennessee Brewery - Tipton County Museum - T. O. Fuller State Park - Tom Lee Park - Union Station - University of Memphis - Victorian Village - Wolf River
Mississippi: Arkabutla Lake - Bally's Casino - DeSoto County Museum - DeSoto Civic Center - Gold Strike Casino - Harrah's Casino (formerly Grand Casino) - Holly Springs National Forest - Horseshoe Casino - Mississippi River - Resorts Casino Tunica - Sam's Town Gambling Hall - Tunica Resorts - Tunica Roadhouse Casino - Wall Doxey State Park
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