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School Choice Facts


    • Online school choice application opens 10 a.m. on January 26, 2021
    • One online process for ALL school choice applications, including General Choice and Optional Schools.
    • Apply online anytime, anywhere using any device with Internet access.
    • Must have a valid email address to apply; Parents will receive an email confirming date/time of application
    • Parents of current SCS students should apply using their PowerSchool ID, which is the same as the student’s lunch number. Non-SCS students will use a Social Security Number.
    • Students may apply for two General Choice options and/or two Optional schools.
    • NO COMPUTER OR INTERNET? Visit a local public library or any location with free WiFi.


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    • Mission Statement and Vision

      The faculty and staff of Dexter Elementary School are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for each child. Our goal for each student is for him/her to reach his/her maximum intellectual, physical, social, creative, and emotional potential while learning to successfully meet daily challenges as well as the challenges of the future. Vision - Dexter Elementary School is committed to creating a nurturing environment that provides the opportunity for all students to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

      Awards and Recognition

      "The Alliance for a Healthier Generation - National Healthy Schools Award for 2019-2021."

      Dexter Elementary School received the "National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for 2019-2021". We were among 355 schools recognized as "America's Healthiest Schools". We were also 1 of 4 SCS schools.

      "Tennessee’s Framework for Response to Intervention2-Behavior (RtI2-B) - West Tennessee 2020-2021"
      Dexter Elementary School, along with more than 90 Shelby County Schools were recognized for their excellence in implementing Tennessee’s Framework for Response to Intervention2-Behavior (RtI2-B), a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategy to best support our students' well-being. RtI2-B was launched at SCS in 2019-20 to help build a positive school culture for maximum academic achievement and ensure progressive behavior prevention and intervention support system is adopted by all schools. RtI2-B promotes strong collaborations between Behavior Specialists, school counselors, and mental health, and truancy and discipline professionals to guarantee students and families receive exceptional support and access to necessary resources.


  • Here at Dexter Elementary School, we offer a wide variety of programs and activities. Below are a few programs and activities:

    • Artsfest 
    • Band
    • Basketball
    • Bed Time Stories
    • Cheerleaders
    • Chess Club
    • Choir
    • C.L.U.E
    • Dexter Steppers
    • National Beta Club
    • Spirit Weeks
    • Virtual Field Trips
    • Virtual Saturday Learning Academy 



Contact Us

  • We are here to assist you! Call us at 901-416-0355 or send us an email at for more information about our school and programs.