July 12, 2016

Schilling Farms Middle School Beats Growth Predictions

By Niki King
– The Collierville Herald –

Since Schilling Farms Middle School’s official opening in August of 1999, it has become a stalwart of the community.

The school was originally projected to enroll 570 students, but it exceeded expectations by opening with 608 students. This year the student body has grown to 773. The school’s enrollment is expected to grow to 827 students by next year. The school’s full operating capacity is approximately 1,000.

The 97,000 square foot school opened with 44 class rooms, a media center, a gymnasium, two science and computer labs, two computer rooms, two art rooms and a cafeteria with a stage. Sherry Phillips, principal of Schilling Farms, said that the amenities the school opened with are serving them just fine. She said she doesn’t foresee the need of additional space, infrastructure or amenities any time soon.

Mrs. Phillips also said that the school’s location in Schilling Farms has been great so far.

“Our future plans are to continue to provide a quality instructional program along with an atmosphere which is safe and conducive to learning. Our greatest hope for the future is that additional funding will be provided which will allow us to expand and enrich our curriculum,” said Mrs. Phillips.