Collierville is in transition with its school system. This current school year (about to end) finds the residents of Collierville in the Shelby County School System. There are special programs for students who have special needs at my daughter's school (Schilling Farms Middle School). Generally, as was my experience when we lived in Maryland, the student will go through an evaluation to qualify for specific needs.
Next year, Collierville residents will have its own school system (separate from the Shelby County School System) and a few weeks ago when we met with the Superintendent, he described the changes we were going through. Residents voted to separate so that they could have more direct control of the destiny of the education of our children. The school year 2014-2015 will be the first year of the Collierville City School System.
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