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A teacher has two laptops set up at her classroom desk so she can instruct and see her students on videoconference.
Amy Reckard teaches online in her classroom at Brewster Elementary in early January. Elementary students are more likely to return to classrooms starting next week, according to district data.
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Following national trends, Memphis elementary students are more likely to return to classrooms than middle and high schoolers, according to data the district recently released.

The school-by-school breakdown provides parents and others insight into how many students will be returning to school buildings.

About 38% of elementary school students in Shelby County Schools are expected to head back when the district’s buildings start reopening Monday. About 29% of middle schoolers and 24% of high schoolers are expected to return March 8.

Ten of the district’s 140 schools have more than half of students returning to buildings, according to the new details from a parent survey first released in December. All but one serve elementary students.

Shelby County Schools officials did not provide racial demographic data of students based on the type of instruction their parents chose.

Superintendent Joris Ray said that all students will continue learning through live videoconferencing so parents feel their children are being instructed equally. Overall, 32% of students are expected to attend online classes from a classroom, while the remaining students will take online classes from remote locations, based on the district’s parent survey.

Although younger students have had a harder time keeping up with online classes from home, some parents don’t believe it’s worth their time to send their children to classrooms if they’ll still be learning through a laptop or tablet. Other parents say they don’t trust the district will keep buildings clean or that students will have enough soap, hot water, and paper towels to keep their hands clean based on past experiences. District officials said soap and paper towels will be restocked every day, rather than when they run empty.

Charter schools in the district can make their own reopening plans and most networks are offering in-person instruction or plan to soon.

The school-by-school breakdown below is current as of mid-December when district officials released the parent survey results. Though parents can change their choice ahead of reopenings March 1 and 8, the totals have not changed drastically, a district spokeswoman said.

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32% of Memphis students will be returning to classrooms

Name Percent in-person Enrollment
Name Percent in-person Enrollment
Manassas High 67.23% 415
Melrose High 44.88% 742
Riverview School 53.67% 395
Holmes Road Elementary 42.99% 735
Hamilton High 41.23% 713
A. Maceo Walker Middle 40.97% 847
Mitchell High 41.44% 432
Lucie E. Campbell Elementary 44.71% 577
Cromwell Elementary 42.38% 453
Levi Elementary 52.71% 461
Hamilton School 33.08% 656
Geeter School 39.17% 697
Whitehaven High 22.85% 1571
Ridgeway High 29.74% 908
American Way Middle 38.54% 724
Raleigh-Egypt Middle 38.01% 492
Highland Oaks Elementary 35.19% 824
Sheffield High 22.02% 563
Sherwood Middle 38.51% 857
Woodstock Middle School 35.37% 328
Oakhaven High 29.59% 392
Whitehaven Elementary 30.28% 436
Oakhaven Middle 36.31% 325
Kingsbury Elementary 47.40% 500
Double Tree Elementary 42.33% 404
Ford Road Elementary 48.63% 584
Hollis F. Price 31.19% 109
Hickory Ridge Middle 34.47% 818
Cordova Middle 32.14% 753
East High 22.65% 543
Westwood High 22.07% 358
Douglass High 25.00% 676
Winridge Elementary 39.83% 472
Grandview Heights Middle School 49.02% 457
Idlewild Elementary 30.88% 489
Southwind High 8.72% 1491
White Station High 18.92% 1977
Lucy Elementary 46.29% 350
Cummings School 24.75% 408
Alcy Elementary 42.74% 585
Sea Isle Elementary 46.82% 487
Cherokee Elementary 41.42% 408
Georgian Hills Middle 20.72% 333
Bolton High 24.35% 735
Bolton High 24.35% 735
Scenic Hills Elementary 51.30% 308
Germantown Middle 20.32% 812
Gardenview Elementary 40.26% 313
William Herbert Brewster Elementary School 35.24% 454
Cordova Elementary 40.13% 760
Bruce Elementary 29.65% 543
Oakhaven Elementary 34.26% 505
Chimneyrock Elementary School 36.09% 931
Ridgeway Middle 24.87% 744
Kingsbury High 26.07% 1327
Jackson Elementary 35.77% 274
Sheffield Elementary 38.09% 512
Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows Elementary 45.29% 488
E.E. Jeter School 63.20% 337
Bellevue Middle 26.28% 586
Sherwood Elementary 34.52% 562
Lowrance School 31.70% 918
Sharpe Elementary 54.09% 318
Winchester Elementary 32.97% 549
J. P. Freeman School 23.59% 640
Snowden School 28.23% 1307
Kate Bond Elementary School 36.79% 742
Keystone Elementary 40.68% 440
Newberry Elementary 36.25% 400
Peabody Elementary 33.52% 358
Oakshire Elementary 23.56% 365
Egypt Elementary 36.56% 547
Shelby Oaks Elementary 40.77% 780
Oak Forest Elementary 38.88% 445
Parkway Village Elementary 36.62% 871
Berclair Elementary 45.41% 643
Balmoral/Ridgeway Elementary 33.68% 285
Kate Bond Middle School 29.05% 1143
Belle Forest Community School 40.13% 1099
Central High 23.45% 1390
Northaven Elementary 38.91% 329
Hawkins Mill Elementary 44.27% 314
White Station Elementary 43.63% 683
Craigmont Middle 27.32% 527
Craigmont High 22.83% 762
Grahamwood Elementary 46.09% 946
Cordova High School 21.47% 2222
South Park Elementary 48.91% 460
Dexter Elementary 40.87% 893
Southwind Elementary 29.40% 711
Douglass School 50.12% 427
Raleigh-Egypt High 9.69% 712
White Station Middle 20.11% 1223
Downtown Elementary 36.58% 730
Westside Elementary 35.61% 337
Germantown Elementary 24.38% 603
Chickasaw Middle 18.33% 371
Crump Elementary 42.73% 564
Overton High 25.56% 1334
Mt. Pisgah Middle 18.35% 534
Maxine Smith STEAM Academy 29.00% 369
Willow Oaks Elementary 16.24% 665
Delano Elementary 38.93% 280
Rozelle Elementary 37.66% 231
A. B. Hill Elementary 61.96% 397
Robert R. Church Elementary 38.58% 648
Macon-Hall Elementary 25.88% 1082
Wooddale High 18.44% 667
Treadwell Middle School 45.74% 634
Riverwood Elementary School 36.89% 919
LaRose Elementary 38.77% 227
Richland Elementary 44.71% 803
Evans Elementary 34.61% 419
Germantown High 12.60% 1969
Dunbar Elementary 29.58% 240
Getwell Elementary 45.73% 468
Wells Station Elementary 33.38% 704
Alton Elementary 38.46% 312
Havenview Middle 17.27% 724
Vollentine Elementary 38.41% 328
Trezevant High 31.57% 548
Springdale Elementary 65.96% 282
Ross Elementary 31.07% 605
Colonial Middle 18.15% 1080
Hickory Ridge Elementary 29.01% 717
Germanshire Elementary 26.47% 797
Kingsbury Middle 31.90% 696
Treadwell Elementary 61.60% 750
Bethel Grove Elementary 25.34% 221
B. T. Washington High 25.15% 493
B. T. Washington High 25.15% 493
Barrets Chapel School 38.54% 384
Kirby High 22.25% 800
Shady Grove Elementary 37.91% 364
Westhaven Elementary 21.41% 822
Fox Meadows Elementary 37.59% 572
Middle College High 23.71% 329
Brownsville Road Elementary 38.46% 533
Dexter Middle 19.85% 393
Highland Oaks Middle 20.36% 668
Source: Shelby County Schools Credit: Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee

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