Memphis is well served by highly rated public schools. Four of the top five achieved the highest possible rating of 10/10 with the fifth achieving 9/10.
Memphis in Tennessee has an excellent record for Public Schools with four of the top five achieving the highest possible grade 10 out of 10 and the 5th achieving 9.
The Top 5 Public Schools in Memphis are
- Campus School (pictured) 10/10
- Hollis F. Price Middle College High School 10/10
- John P. Freeman Optional School 10/10
- Shrine School 10/10
- White Station Middle School 9/10
Campus School is affiliated to the University of Memphis College of Education and is one of the few elementary schools in Tennessee to receive a distinguished Great School Rating of 10/10. They cater for Grades 1-6 and have 342 students. Their highlights are a School Chorus and their own School Newspaper.
The School is dedicated to the development and demonstration of exemplary progress from first through to 5th grade and they have set the following goals to achieve this
- To provide the best practices in elementary education instruction.
- To model innovative education designs
- To serve as a laboratory for educational re-design and research
- To offer clinical teaching experiences and monitoring for pre-service teachers.
Their creed is Collaboration, Research, Excellence in Teaching, Enthusiasm for Learning and Diversity.
Hollis F. Price Middle College High School at Le Moyne-Owen College was the 2008-2009 EPIC Gold Standard Recipient and in 2010 it was the Distinguished Schools National Winner for the State of Tennessee,
It takes Grades 9-12 and highlights at the school includes their own newspaper and a video/film production course.
All enrolled students are able to take part in many of the approved and available High School activities. Some of the Le Moyne-Owen College organisations are a Gospel Choir, the College news magazine, a Drama Club, Poetry Club, Cheerleaders and a Jazz Ensemble.
Students can become active members of the Student Government Association, Peer Mediators and the Student Discipline Council. As an Early College Association with the Middle College National Consortium many students will also attend the Annual Middle College High School National Student Leadership Conference held in various cities throughout the country.
John P. Freeman Optional School is a 2008 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. It caters for K-8 grades and has 630 students.
Its mission is to accelerate the performance of all students by strengthening family and community partnerships to support academic and character development, and to meet or exceed proficiency rates.
They strive to create a positive, safe and respectful school community that inspires stakeholders to commit and engage all students to lead the quest for excellence in order to compete globally. The Principal is Monica C. Smith and it is a motivational learning center that continues to inspire students in a safe and nurturing environment.
Shrine School caters for grades K-12 and has 242 pupils with Special Needs. Specialities include Basketball and Computer Arts and they have a large group of therapy staff as well as classroom teachers.
They are dedicated to meet the needs of every one of the children who attend in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. For the year 2011/12 they are focusing on relationships as Head Teacher Charlie Reese believes by buidling successful relationships with students, parents, staff members and adopters they will be on the road towards a cohesive and vital school community.
They have a very active parent support group and both Mums and Dads are invited to join committees and share new ideas.
The Faculty and Staff of Shrine School are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of their students who play baskball and enjoy computer arts as extra-curricular activities.
White Station Middle School takes Grades 6-8 and has 1152 students. It is part of Memphis City Schools and the strategic goals are
- To accelerate the academic performance of all students
- Establish a holistic accountability system that evaluates academic operation and fiscal performance of the school.
- Build and strengthen family and community partnerships to support the academic and character development of all students.
- Create a school community that listens to student input and promotes student leadership and healthy youth development.
- Maintain a positive safe and respectful environment for all students.
- Create a school community that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
They believe and commit to all the children achieving high global academic standards.