Downtown Elementary is an Enriched Academics optional school with a strong academic program for both Downtown Elementary is an Enriched Academics Optional School (State of TN Reward School) with a strong academic program for both optional and non-optional students.
With its distinctive architecture and bright, spacious interior, Downtown Elementary is a lesson in how design can enhance the learning environment. Our facility features computers in every classroom, as well as a computer lab with state-of-the-art equipment. We have a comprehensive science lab that is partially funded by the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. In addition, our school has
Operating as usual
We are Skyscraper READY for our school-based New Staff Orientation!! We are ONLY operating in EXCELLENCE at THE Downtown Elementary! Supporting our teachers 100% of the way!
We are doing a NEW THING for the students, staff, and families of DES this year! Nothing but GREAT expectations for the 2022-2023 school year! Get ready! ❤️✅ Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS
We are looking for a great, energetic individual to serve as our school librarian! If you are interested in applying for the position, please email [email protected]. ❤️
We are hiring at Downtown Elementary School !! We are looking for positive, hardworking, dedicated individuals to work with the amazing students at our school! We are currently hiring for:
*Specialized Education Assistant (3)
* 5th grade ELA Teacher (2)
* Kindergarten teacher
* 1st grade teacher
If you are interested in applying, please send an email to [email protected].
Our Teachers are better than yours!! LOL! ❤️❤️❤️We are so excited to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2022!!!
Looking for a Summer Camp? Love music and wish you could play all day? Check out this Orff Music Camp at University of Memphis June 20-24th. And rumor has it Mrs. Washburn is one of the teachers ☺️
We’re 1 week away from TCAP. We’re kicking off our TCAP Spirit Week tomorrow! Let’s dress to impress as we prepare for TCAP SUCCESS! ❤️❤️
Come and celebrate Music in Our Schools Month as we present Orff All-City 2022!
A huge thank you to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris for donating tickets to our staff for the Collage Dance Collective’s performance of “Rise”. We are so appreciative of your generosity and thoughtfulness! ❤️❤️Debora Gaten
Happy Birthday to our very own Assistant Principal, Mrs. Narvia Smith-Taylor!! We hope you enjoyed your special day! We love you and we are blessed to have you! 💚💗💚💗
Today was an awesome day of TWINNING!! We celebrated Kindness Week at DES!! Today we committed to “doubling up” on being KIND! It’s the DES Way!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Our student body is aging FAST!! They are all 100 years old!! Looking good grandpas and grandmas! 🤣❤️
Our Kindergarteners are scoring high celebrating Black Excellence in Memphis!! I think they made some phenomenal choices! Don’t you agree?! ❤️❤️❤️ Shelby County Schools - SCSMichelle Robinson McKissack
Kuddos to our Skyscrapers for participating in the SCS District-Wide Days of Service activity. Donations can still be sent in tomorrow.
Happy MLK Day DES Families!!
Let’s get involved DES Families!! It’s the DES WAY! ❤️❤️❤️ Shelby County Schools - SCS
January 2022 Calendar!
Stay warm and safe Skyscrapers !!
This will be streamed through TEAMS on Friday at 1:45pm. The link can be found on our website.
Here’s a great engaging literary opportunity for students in PreK, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades! Students who participate can earn prizes while they master literacy. 📚
The first two filming session have been so fun! Thank you so much to the parents that have been willing to bring their students out to meet us! It’s going so well, we have decided to invite ALL 1st-3rd students to all remaining dates! Come one come all, we are having a blast! And remember you can wear holiday attire to school on Monday the 29th for the school day filming. 🥰
SAVE THE DATE....
1st, 2nd and 3rd graders double check the flyer we sent home about Holiday Program recording! It starts this week 😍
Keeping you informed! 💜💚
Mark your calendars for the SCS Boo for Books Drive-Thru on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
We are blessed to have such a dedicated school board member who constantly supports our students, families, teachers and staff. THANK YOU SCS Board Chair Michelle Robinson McKissack for all that you do to support the Downtown Elementary Family !!
We got the car rider line down in 19 minutes today!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊 Let’s celebrate!!!
Keeping you informed DES Families!!
We stand for SAFETY at DES!!! Shelby County Schools - SCS
Parents, the car rider line is long. We are asking that you please stay in your car during dismissal. This is for the safety of your children. We are doing the best that we can. Please extend GRACE.
Get your new DES gear here!! ❤️🎉🎊
Be sure you are ready for the first day of school!!! ❤️🎉🎊
Check out the DES school uniform requirements!
We are Skyscraper proud to welcome our NEW DES family members! We are looking forward to an exquisite year of teaching and learning at Downtown Elementary! @SCSK12Unified @SCS_Leads
Greetings DES Families, please check out the updated COVID-19 safety protocols. 📢📢📢
Superhero Day was a success at DES Summer Learning Academy today !!
Check this out DES Families!!! 📢📢📢📢
DTE Summer Learning Academy is off to a great start !! Site Administrator, AP Smith- Taylor is reviewing procedures with our students.
Enjoy your day DTE Families! You are loved! ❤️🤍💙
We are looking for positive and motivated individuals to support and serve our amazing children at THE Downtown Elementary! ❤️❤️ We have the following positions available. Please email [email protected] for more information!
Professional School Counselor
2nd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher: Math/Science
5th Grade Teacher: ELA/Social Studies
Congratulations to Mrs. Regina A. Garrett on her retirement!! 🤍💙🤍💙 THANK YOU for 29 years of excellence and commitment to children and their families!!! You are simply awesome and amazing!!! We will miss you!!! 😘😘 Regina Ann Boyd-Garrett
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