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Alcy Elementary School
July 24, 2019
Ten new schools will open in Memphis this academic year, five have closed
This is the second consecutive year in which more charter schools than traditional district schools have shuttered.
July 11, 2018
Here are the Memphis schools opening and closing this school year
All of the schools opening are charter schools, as are most of the closures.
October 17, 2017
Students at one Memphis elementary school may relocate during construction
It’s also possible that the new building won’t be ready until January of 2020 instead of the fall of 2019 as originally planned.
January 23, 2017
Vote approaches on closing two Memphis schools, while cost of Hopson’s plan grows
The school board soon will decide the fate of two elementary schools, while the district's local funding body will get a heftier-than-expected price tag for new schools.
November 21, 2016
Analysis: High maintenance costs drive latest proposed school closings in Memphis
Contrary to the district's commitment to make the next round of school closures mostly about academics, high maintenance costs are center stage this time around.
December 29, 2014
Best of 2014: Urban districts struggle to improve academics after school closings
Shelby County Schools officials say that closing as many as 13 schools in Memphis should lead to better academic outcomes for students. But research is mixed on whether closures actually help students' test scores.
January 27, 2014
Alcy Elementary community raises concerns about closing school, suggests plans to improve school
At Alcy Elementary school, more than 200 people gathered to tell Shelby County Schools officials they are concerned about school closings in their area and want to do anything they can to keep it open.
December 17, 2013
Shelby County school board moves forward with school closures
Shelby County's school board gave the go-ahead for the district's administration to hold a series of meetings with several communities whose schools are slated to be closed at the end of this school year.
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