Idlewild Elementary

Public K-5

 1950 Linden Ave
       Memphis, TN  38104-4035


(901) 416-4566

District: Memphis-Shelby County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
135th of 1,020 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,733 Help


Students who attend Idlewild Elementary usually attend:

High:    Central High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

African American:
44.0%
White:
39.6%
Two or more races:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50% Help


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Compare Details Idlewild Elementary ranks better than 86.8% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 4th among 113 ranked elementary schools in the Memphis-Shelby County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (44%), White (39.6%), two or more races (8.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Idlewild Elementary is 15.2, which is the 51st best among 113 elementary schools in the Memphis-Shelby County Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Idlewild Elementary is $10,733. 102 elementary schools in the Memphis-Shelby County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Idlewild Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Idlewild Elementary 135th of 1020 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Idlewild Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Memphis-Shelby County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Memphis-Shelby County Schools 136th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Idlewild Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 74.44 93rd 646 85.6%
2018 86.50 97th 997 90.3%
2019 81.46 142nd 985 85.6%
2021 53.37 398th 983 59.5%
2022 82.38 132nd 1000 86.8%
2023 81.95 135th 1020 86.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.31 19th 877 97.8%
2019 75.19 89th 821 89.2%
2021 27.44 630th 823 23.5%
2022 77.37 105th 858 87.8%
2023 67.29 201st 865 76.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.72 148th 926 84.0%
2021 54.20 366th 945 61.3%
2022 78.60 143rd 975 85.3%
2023 80.21 136th 989 86.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.40 5th 7 28.6%
2021 15.65 13th 14 7.1%
2022 24.97 10th 10 0.0%
2023 55.19 3rd 8 62.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.39 133rd 916 85.5%
2021 45.87 460th 941 51.1%
2022 82.19 125th 980 87.2%
2023 80.03 144th 987 85.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.87 18th 450 96.0%
2019 87.83 28th 404 93.1%
2021 65.70 100th 411 75.7%
2022 80.04 68th 483 85.9%
2023 76.80 85th 500 83.0%
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Rank History for White students at Idlewild Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.60 72nd 841 91.4%
2019 90.05 81st 812 90.0%
2021 72.26 170th 844 79.9%
2022 95.29 35th 844 95.9%
2023 91.77 66th 852 92.3%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Idlewild Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 123 302 10 9 3 1 11 0 459
2015 122 305 11 10 1 0 22 0 471
2016 128 308 9 9 1 0 25 0 480
2017 128 274 4 13 0 0 34 0 453
2018 148 282 9 21 0 0 29 0 489
2019 164 265 8 21 0 0 28 0 486
2020 182 268 10 24 0 1 24 0 509
2021 185 246 10 23 0 1 28 0 493
2022 190 225 7 28 0 1 20 0 471
2023 229 255 8 35 1 0 51 0 579

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Idlewild Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 459 32.3 14.2 49.5
2015 471 30.0 15.7 53.1
2016 480 38.0 12.6 50
2017 453 29.2 15.5 n/a
2018 489 31.0 15.7 n/a
2019 486 30.0 16.2 n/a
2020 509 31.0 16.4 n/a
2021 493 31.0 15.9 n/a
2022 471 26.0 18.1 n/a
2023 579 38.0 15.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Idlewild Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 459 32.3 14.2 49.5
2015 471 30.0 15.7 53.1
2016 480 38.0 12.6 50
2017 453 29.2 15.5 n/a
2018 489 31.0 15.7 n/a
2019 486 30.0 16.2 n/a
2020 509 31.0 16.4 n/a
2021 493 31.0 15.9 n/a
2022 471 26.0 18.1 n/a
2023 579 38.0 15.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Idlewild Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $452 (4.0%) $10,258 (90.8%) $11,296
2020 $623 (5.8%) $9,632 (89.1%) $10,813
2021 $628 (5.9%) $9,440 (88.0%) $10,732

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Idlewild Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 142nd of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 135th of 1020 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Idlewild Elementary)51.964.8
 12.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)33.323.1
 10.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Idlewild Elementary)37.767
 29.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)22.824
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Idlewild Elementary)69.260.9
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)34.723
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Idlewild Elementary)56.461.3
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)24.227.2
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Idlewild Elementary)66.744.6
 22.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)32.617.3
 15.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Idlewild Elementary)55.345.8
 9.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)23.119.5
 3.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Idlewild Elementary)62.757
 5.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)27.217
 10.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Idlewild Elementary)49.858.3
 8.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Memphis-Shelby County Schools)20.620.7
 0.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students486579
 19.1%
African American265255
 3.8%
American Indian01
Asian88
Hispanic2135
 66.7%
Pacific Islander00
White164229
 39.6%
Two or More Races2851
 82.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Idlewild Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 579 students attended Idlewild Elementary.

Idlewild Elementary ranks 135th of 1020 Tennessee elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Idlewild Elementary are 44% African American, 40% White, 9% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Idlewild Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Central High


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