Germantown Municipal School District

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The Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) is a planned municipal school district for Germantown, Tennessee in Greater Memphis.

The schools are Dogwood and Farmington elementary schools, Houston Middle School, Riverdale K-8, and Germantown Houston High School. Germantown Elementary School, Germantown Middle School, and Germantown High School remain in Shelby County Schools.[1]

The school board hired Jason Manuel, the current principal of Houston Middle School, as the district's first superintendent.[2]

Originally the district was to charge non-resident students (students not living in Germantown) $200 dollars as a tuition fee. A state representative from Collierville criticized the fee, so the Germantown school board rescinded the policy.[3] As of January 2014, officials of the GMSD and Collierville Schools are working on conditions on allowing residents of the City of Collierville who are currently attending a school in the City of Germantown, including Houston High School, to continue attending that school for a set duration.[4]


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions (updated 3/7/14)." Germantown Municipal School District. Retrieved on March 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Pignolet, Jennifer. "Manuel selected to lead Germantown municipal school district." Memphis Commercial Appeal. December 20, 2013. Retrieved on March 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Pignolet, Jennifer. "G'town Schools rescinds tuition fee in emergency meeting." Memphis Commercial Appeal. March 7, 2014. Retrieved on March 11, 2014. "In an emergency meeting Friday night, the Germantown Municipal School Board voted 3-0 to rescind the tuition policy that drew criticism from a Collierville state representative earlier this week."
  4. ^ Pignolet, Jennifer. "Germantown, Collierville agree on students staying at Houston — but not on costs." Memphis Commercial Appeal. January 30, 2014. Retrieved on March 11, 2014.

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