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Selmer Elementary School is located in McNairy County. Selmer is served by Selmer Elementary, Selmer Middle School, McNairy Central High School, and University of Tennessee at Martin (satellite campus). McNairy County is in rural West Tennessee, 100 miles east of Memphis.  The current population of McNairy County is 26,094.  There are 504 students attending Selmer Elementary. Approximately 77% of these students qualify for free and reduced services and 55% are classified in our direct certification. The LRE elementary grades of McNairy County Special Education program are housed at Selmer Elementary. ​

Mission Statement (newly revised): All stakeholders at Selmer Elementary School share the belief that we are: Leaders, Readers, Thinkers, and Doers. 
Previous Mission Statement: Selmer Elementary School will strive to discover the leader in every child so that each one will grow to love learning and will lead others. 
Our mission statement will be evidenced through attendance records, academic performance and assessments, and teacher observation.
Students will be actively involved in the learning process.
Teachers will provide meaningful learning activities.
Staff and administration will provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment.
Parents will stress the importance of regular attendance and support and participate in the school’s programs.
The community will support the school’s programs through provision of personal and financial resources.

Vision:  When students exit Selmer Elementary School at the end of fourth grade, they will exhibit academic, social, and organizational skills necessary to be successful in the middle school setting

Belief: The staff of Selmer Elementary School believes: 
All students can learn, achieve, and succeed in different ways.
Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
Student learning is the chief priority of the school.
Students’ learning needs are the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
Education is a process involving students, school staff, parents, and community.
Students learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success and are actively involved in the learning process.
Curriculum and instructional practices incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learners’ needs.
Curriculum and instructional practices incorporate research-based learning.
Challenging expectations increase student performance.
A student’s self -esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect between peers and staff.
The ability to think creatively and to make appropriate decisions is necessary in a changing society.
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Recognition of cultural diversity fosters student understanding of different peoples and cultures.
Learning is a lifelong process.