Dexter Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 7105 Dexter RD
       Cordova, TN  38016


(901) 373-3526

District: Shelby County

SchoolDigger Rank:
858th of 1,000 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,833 Help

Students who attend Dexter Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Dexter Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  884

Racial breakdown:

African American:
69.1%
Hispanic:
17.0%
White:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.3%

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Compare Details Dexter Elementary ranks worse than 85.8% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 53rd among 112 ranked elementary schools in the Shelby County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (69.1%), Hispanic (17%), White (8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dexter Elementary is 16.6. 73 elementary schools in the Shelby County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dexter Elementary is $10,833. 99 elementary schools in the Shelby County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dexter Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Dexter Elementary 858th of 1000 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Dexter Elementary in the ranking list.)

Shelby County:

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


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Rank History for Dexter Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2014 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 25.44 774th 997 22.4%
2019 30.57 705th 985 28.4%
2021 12.65 873rd 983 11.2%
2022 16.33 858th 1000 14.2%

Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Dexter Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 148 314 32 127 0 0 19 0 640
2015 145 409 27 144 0 0 39 0 764
2016 119 449 33 157 0 0 47 0 805
2017 119 606 31 167 3 2 51 0 979
2018 113 594 20 157 1 2 40 0 927
2019 111 627 19 136 1 2 42 0 938
2020 90 618 15 149 0 3 27 0 902
2021 71 611 13 150 0 2 37 0 884

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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 Dexter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 640 44.8 14.2 56.9
2015 764 47.0 16.2 53.7
2016 805 56.0 14.3 75.3
2017 979 57.1 17.1 n/a
2018 927 56.4 16.4 n/a
2019 938 60.9 15.4 n/a
2020 902 50.0 18.0 n/a
2021 884 53.0 16.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dexter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 640 44.8 14.2 56.9
2015 764 47.0 16.2 53.7
2016 805 56.0 14.3 75.3
2017 979 57.1 17.1 n/a
2018 927 56.4 16.4 n/a
2019 938 60.9 15.4 n/a
2020 902 50.0 18.0 n/a
2021 884 53.0 16.6 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dexter Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,006 (9.0%) $9,447 (84.2%) $11,218
2020 $891 (7.9%) $9,820 (86.6%) $11,343
2021 $1,278 (11.8%) $9,008 (83.2%) $10,833

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dexter Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 705th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 858th of 1000 Elementary schools
 14.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Dexter Elementary)30.411.3
 19.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Shelby County)33.320.4
 12.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.836.4
 7.4%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dexter Elementary)27.520.3
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Shelby County)22.823.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.935.7
 1.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (Dexter Elementary)29.211.1
 18.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Shelby County)34.715.5
 19.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4638.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dexter Elementary)24.330.2
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby County)24.222.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.339.3
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Dexter Elementary)40.112.6
 27.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Shelby County)32.616.2
 16.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.237.2
 9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Dexter Elementary)23.422.9
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby County)23.122.1
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237.7
 2.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Dexter Elementary)33.111.7
 21.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Shelby County)27.214.5
 12.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.834.1
 6.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Dexter Elementary)25.124.3
 0.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Shelby County)20.620.5
 0.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.735.1
 1.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students938884
 5.8%
African American627611
 2.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1913
 31.6%
Hispanic136150
 10.3%
Pacific Islander22
White11171
 36%
Two or More Races4237
 11.9%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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