Director of Schools
Dr. Joris Ray
Message from the Director of School
Shelby County Schools (SCS), Tennessee’s largest school public school district, is committed to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership, and life. Through our strategic plan, Destination 2025, we are working toward three goals: 80 percent of students are college or career ready, 90 percent of seniors graduate on time and 100 percent of graduates will enroll in a post-secondary opportunity. To reach these goals, SCS has placed a strong emphasis in five high-leverage areas: early literacy, improvement of post-secondary readiness, developing strong teachers, leaders and support staff, expanding high quality school options and working closely with families and community partners to support our schools. We’ve shown our dedication to educating and supporting the whole child by offering a wide array of courses, special programs, and extracurricular activities that enhance student learning. Bridging the achievement gap, closing the digital divide, and garnering public support are key components to educational success. With more than 5,000 volunteers and community partners, we are able to offer support to every child at every level.
Some of our major academic accomplishments include:
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Additional Teachers and Staff
Average Per Pupil Spending (This District or the State)