The local Millington area is served by three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
On West Street, just two blocks north of Navy Road, lies the campus of Millington Central High School. MCHS is a comprehensive school of more than 1,500 students with a staff of more than 110 employees. Eight buildings and a football stadium occupy the 23-acre campus.
Millington Middle School (grades six through eight) is located on Cuba-Millington Road just north of the high school. Millington Elementary (K-5) is located on William Osteen Road just east of the Navy Mid-South complex; E. A. Harrold Elementary (K-6) is just north of Millington on West Union Road; and Lucy Elementary (K-5) is located just south of Millington on Amherst Road.
The Shelby County School District administers the public schools in Shelby County, except for Memphis, including the towns of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington.
Shelby County schools have more than 45,000 students and a PTO organization that is one of the largest in the state and the country. Because of the growing population in the county, the system is renovating and expanding its schools as well as planning new ones.
The Shelby County School District was the first large district in Tennessee and is the largest to be accredited in its entirety by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
A community school concept is followed as closely as possible in the assignment of students to schools. Growth rates in Shelby County are one of the highest in the state, creating an increase in student population averaging 1,000 students each year. Grade structure may vary due to growth in certain school areas and construction of new facilities; however, the primary design is elementary, middle and high school.