Memphis City Schools Information

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If your child is entering a Memphis City School for the first time, you may have a lot of questions. What school am I zoned for? How do I apply for meal benefits? Can my child ride the bus? How do I register my child?

Below you will find information on some of the most common questions regarding attendance in Memphis City Schools.

School Zones

There are 209 schools in the Memphis City Schools district. In many cases, a child is zoned for the schools closest to him. Sometimes, however, the boundaries of a zone may extend further than what might be expected.


Three categories of students are required to show proof of immunization during registration: students new to Memphis City Schools, students entering kindergarten, and students entering 7th grade. Requirements for each are outlined in our Memphis City Schools registration guide.

School Times

Schools in the Memphis City Schools district start as early as 7:15 a.m. or as late as 9:00 a.m. To find out what time your child is supposed to be in school, check out the entire school list on the Memphis City Schools' website.

Bus Routes

Depending upon your child's proximity to her school, transportation may or may not be provided by Memphis City Schools. To find out, simply enter your address in the Memphis City Schools' bus stop eligibility form. If bus transportation is available, you will be able to see stop locations, routes, bus numbers, and more.

Lunch Menus

Wondering what your child will eat for lunch (or breakfast?) Memphis City Schools provides monthly calendars of menus.

Low-income families, as well as families meeting other specific requirements (such as foster families, families receiving other types of assistance, etc.), may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

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