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1101 North Byhalia Rd
Collierville, TN 38017

(901) 853-3310
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April 18, 2014
It's a great school two of my sons graduated from there and I am looking forward to my grand and great grand going to CHS

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2013
New administration came on board in 2012, and they are doing an outstanding job with this school. The academics are challenging, the number of AP classes offered is higher than any school in the Memphis area. Although most students are on a college track, there are offerings for other areas like cosmetology. The class of 2013, with fewer than 500 had 7 Advanced Placement International Diploma recipients 44 Cum Laude Society members (CHS is the only public school in TN with this distinction) 11 National AP Scholars, 46 AP Scholars with Distinction, 26 AP Scholars with Honor 76 AP Scholars and 1 US Presidential Scholar candidate. Athletics and the arts are strong. The PTSA is active and involved, great communication through Facebook and Twitter. This is truly a great school.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
This school continually distinguishes itself from the pack. They recently became the only public school in TN with a Cum Laude chapter. This process took 10 years of looking at the top 20% of students. They encourage the kids to take the most challenging classes that they can, while offering other avenues and support for kids who need extra help. Great extracurricular activities as well. The block scheduling implemented in 2010 has proved to improve learning even more.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
As an alum of CHS, I am proud to say that I got to spend my 4 years of high school here. Yes, the hallways are crowded, but I think it made high school fun. You always saw people you knew while switching classes and it was an easy way to meet others. I had issues with a few teachers, but most of them were great. It provides SO many opportunities to get involved too! It's a great school and definitely better than any Memphis High School!

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2011
This is school is excellent and has provided a safe learning environment. There are so many opportunities for the students to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2011
This is overall a great school. I believe that according to national studies, this school ranks among the top 10-15% of high schools in the United States. I can only give a students view of this school as a freshman here. The teachers here are very good. They care about their classes, and lessons are thought about and information is presented understandably and easy to grasp. I quickly learned that it isn't easy making A's and B's by doing minimal work, but work isn't brutal, it simply needs attention. While the teachers are good, they're not perfect, and some I suggest staying away from. If you are an incoming freshman honors student, you might want to consider having a sophomore geometry teacher rather than the freshman one. Unfortunately, you can tell she's trying to teach, cares about the class and the material, and is delivering important information, but she does not know how to control a rowdy class, and she does not know how to deliver the information, and end result is the feeling of not learning much. Other than that, I enjoyed my classes. All Extracurricular activities at the school are good as well, but I suggest that all grade levels avoid the orchestra program here.

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2011
I have had all four of my children graduate from CHS. They have all been proficient in English, Math and Science at the college level. Although no school is perfect CHS works hard at improving their areas of deficiency. Leadership staff is excellent. Can't find a public school any better than this. Great job

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2011
Collierville High School is truly a wonderful school. There are numerous ways to get involved, such as SGA, theater, newspaper, yearbook, sports, etc. Almost all of the teachers are superb and really care about the students. As the editor of the school newspaper, I've learned a lot more than most students about the different aspects of the school, and because of this, I can rightly say that our school has a lot to offer any student--whatever his or her strongest point may be! I have noticed, however, that our administration is heavily driven by rankings and test scores. I believe this has caused a blind spot when it comes to students who are troublesome or struggling academically and need special attention. Overall, though, the students and teachers make the school a tremendous place and provide the school with a great atmosphere.

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2010
Collerville High School is an O.K. School. In order to get the best education possible at the school you need to take the AP and horors classes. Mrs. Janis Martin, Stephen Blake, and Coach Brock are some of the best teachers i've seen at this school. They all care greatly for the student and want to help them succeed. The school has many faults too. The administration is ok but could use some improvement. The punishments for fiting are handled well but there are little or no incentives for being good. The dress code has gotten less strict but still rediculous because of getting Saturday school right off the bat for being out of code. The school is very very OVERCROUDED there is not enough time to change classes. Overall CHS is a school with good academics but NEEDS new facilities to meet the needs for such a large school.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2010
I was an alumni and now a parent of a student there. I can honestly say if you can afford to put your child in a private school please do. This is honestly one of the worst high schools I have ever dealt with. The Administration is out of touch with the children and parents. Many of the teachers ought to have been fired due to performance but are still there due to tenure and most of all the school looks and is run like a prison. Common sense and thinking do not rate high in the admonostrations views. Rules for the sake of rules seems to be their motto. Not a place I would have ever wanted to have to send my children to. I hope to move soon and put my children in a better school district.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2008
As a CHS alumni (c/o '05) I can honestly say that Collierville High was a really great school. I do agree however that it was extremely overcrowded and is probably even worse than it was 3 years ago. Also, the six minutes to get to and from class was never long enough! I was so ready to graduate and never look back but now I am starting to miss those old high school days with clubs, pep rallies, and football games. It may sound crazy guys but enjoy high school while you can.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 01, 2008
The hallways are way overcrowded. Many of us have 2 choices: 1. Carry multiple (3-4+) books around to each class. or 2. Get to class 1-2 minutes late each day, and get saturday school or iss. We get 6 minutes (I think?) between classes, but it takes most of us at least 3 minutes just to get through ONE hallway, let alone 2 or 3, PLUS the staircases. I don't think we should have more time in the halls, because the problem is the kids that stand in the way, & the kids that walk reallllly slow. I THINK that each class should have their own set of books for the students, so we don't have to carry books to each class. It would be much easier, and less stress getting to our lockers and class.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
This is one of the best high school in TN. The courses are challenging. I don't know what some of these previous posts are talking about. No talking in hallways? When did you visit? And no recess? We are not in elementary school. Last time I checked, middle school didn't have recess either.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2008
Because of the size it offers many different programs for the students. It has the highest number of AP classes in Tennessee. But becuase of it's size some students can get lost in the crowd. If your child can handle the size it is great, but large schools are not for all students.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
This was the best High School I've ever been to. I really loved all of my teachers and the curriculms.

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
I met with the principal to discuss his mission and value system for the school. I thought we could have some common ground. That didn t happen, He is very opposed to reviewing his Draconian rules. No Physical Education (other than Freshman), Overcrowded halls with too short of time to change class, Saturday school if you are late changing classes. Corporal punishment, No talking in halls and no recess. He thinks that fights will break out all over if people are allowed to talk. He also says that he is not responsible for their social outlet. With such an oppressive environment, something needs to give. Rules for the sake of rules only serve to shut down the growth and spirit of a child. Nancy Smith is a wonderful Algebra II teacher I wish there was a checks and balance system, the kids need a voice.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 09, 2007
I am an alumni of CHS. I also agree that it has declined in many aspects. Dr. Setterlund, while tough on the rules, was an excellent principal while I was there. He was incredibly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, my education was not what many experienced. I struggled with Mathematics and Science, and, while repeatedly asking for help, never recieved it until my Senior year. If not for the Theater program and my constant involvement, I would not have a diploma, for I would have dropped out. Overall, it was a good school, just not enough teacher involvement.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2007
I am a alumni of Collierville High School. Though, it still is a great school, it has rapidly decreased in some things since I've graduated. The students are great and I actually love how the dress code was recently enforced. Some of the teachers were great but many hated their job and it showed through their laziness and complaining. As for the administration.well it's absolutely horrible. The administration needs to start caring about the school itself more, rather than their own needs, and start cleaning things up that have gone downhill lately (like sports, some teachers, etc.) Also, Collierville needs to prepare students for college better. Overall a good school though.

- submitted by a former student
May 02, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
April 24, 2007
I am a former student of Collierville and very proud to be so. In fact so proud that I moved back to Collierville so my children could come to Collierville as well. My oldest has already graduated from Collierville and is in college, my youngest is a sophomore and active w/Football and track They also are very proud to be a part of Collierville high school. Dr. Setterland keep up the good work. We are proud of you and this school. I know my children are safe at CHS. Thank You!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2006
Collierville High School was once a great school but is rapidly eroding. you WILL not learn unless you take several honors/AP courses. While most teachers are OK, many are apathetic towards their jobs. Administration borders on ridiculousness, enforcing nonsensical, arbitary rules and failing to notify parents of major safety incidents. Other problems: - overcrowded hallways, - maintenance issues, - an abysmal cafeteria, - a poorly-funded school library, - the irrevelance of clubs - Clubs now only meet once a month for 25 minutes. On the positive side, CHS has an excellent theatre department.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2006
My biggest problem with going to school here so far is dress code. No i dont have a problem dealing with it. its school, 7 hours and you can change your clothes if you like. It's not a big deal, but thats just it.. While i congratulate our school on enforcing our dress code, i feel as if thye are taking the saturday school/dresscode thing way too far. Its like they pay more attention to that, rather than the bullying/teasing that goes on, or the constant cheating on homework, with students getting A's who really dont deserve them. Anyway, i think our school is in its entire right to do dress code. When i was in 9th grade (i'm in 11th now) i saw the most disgusting display of attire on most of the ladies. it was mortifying to see the ladies dress liek that and the school has done well.

- submitted by a student
November 21, 2006
I was disappointed with CHS. The large student body makes discipline difficult. The hallways were crowded with lots of pushing and shoving. There were a few very good teachers, but most were fair at best. Expectations should be higher for the students and staff. The dress code is an improvement. More focus on academics is needed.

- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2006
I am ashamed of this school. No sane person would send their child here. So they need to shape up. Unbelivable. I mean what has this world come to, my child is always complaing about the teaching staff. I think Collierville High needs a wake up call and they need some sort of a review (by Shelby County maybe) on how a school should be ran properly.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
I am a former student of CHS and have nothing but the best to say about this school. The teachers are fair, creative, caring, and educated. This school is by far the best school in the county along with Houston High. The sports programs do vary from year to year but the coaches are all strong leaders

- submitted by a former student
October 11, 2006
I really don't enjoy the school at all. The teachers can vary on their levels of skill and performance. The best that I can give to it is that the few good teachers are the best you can get. The rest refuse to connect at all with the students and would, like the students, rather be any where else. The principal will take things way too far also. It's just to uncomfortable for most of the student body.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2006
CHS is by far the best school in the county. The quality of the teachers and administration provides the students with a warm educational environment. While the county needs more schools to relieve crowding, CHS has done an admiral job dealing with the situation. The course offerings at the school is second to none, and the parental involvement at the school is overwelming. My child has not only received a first class education, he also has enjoyed the many extracurricular activities offered at the school. You can't go wrong at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 17, 2006
There are very few teachers worth ranting about but Coach Kirkland and Mrs. Hardy are two of the bests in what they teach. They keep classes interesting and fun they don't play favorites and help students who need it. If all the teachers could be like those two that school would be wonderful. The school is overcrowded, we live in a wealthy area one would think they could add onto the high school.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2006
Collierville High is too overcrowded. I am unpleased with the faculty/administration. They (administration) are not fair on a lot of issues that arrive. Focus need to be on student safety and treating each student equally.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
Collierville is good school, compared to the Memphis City Schools. It is too crowded, which causes mayhem in the hallways and people have gotten hurt. They offer a great number of honors/AP classes, many sports, and an awesome Theatre Dept. The school spends too much money on sports and NOT on the the things that matter most. The school is filled with MANY qualified teachers; however, there are alot of really bad teachers who do not teach. The cost of student parking IS RIDICULOUS! One should NOT have to pay $30 to park on a piece of concrete each day. Many times the administration worries too much about other things besides the education of the students. Overall, however, your child should get a great education at Collierville High School.

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2004
I feel many of families strugle to 'over pay' for properties in this little city in order for our children to go to what is supposedly to be an excellent learning facility. When a school the size of CHS can't seem to expedite a task as simple as a web site in order to over see our child's progress or lack of. How long now has it been since we as parents have been told about this wonderful way to have the ability to monitor our children's daily progress? Hello people....my freshman son could achieve this in a weekend if need be. Football and basketball I feel will not be one our future Presidents main achievements in their education.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2004
Collierville is the best high school in Shelby County! My oldest son, who is now attending college, is grateful for the level of excellence he experienced each day in the classroom and in extracurricular activities and sports. He now sees the competitive edge he has been given by the high expectations of the past 4 years. Even when he did poorly on a test or assignment, he always knew the teachers were fair and also willing to help him accompliish his personal goals, but it was up to me to be persistent and dedicated. He was never 'hand-held' nor should he have been. Instead he was nurtured and made accountable for himself and his actions. I am very proud of the man he has become and will forever be indebted to the faculty and staff for the hard work and care they contributed to his success.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2004
Overall I am pleased. The faculty is great. There are a few teachers that I wonder why they want to work with younger students but administration always followed up with my concerns. I am concerned about the size of the student body vs the size of the school. Taking time to go to the restroom and going to the locker to swich out books shouldn't be as difficult as it is.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 18, 2004
Collierville High School isn't the worst school in the state although it is far from the best. The school has too many students for the size building. This has resulted in creating one-way halls which make many students late to their classes and these students recieve detention if it happens twice. Students also are not allowed to carry backpacks because they take up too much room in the halls, this can also make students late because of the many trips to their lockers they must make, and trust me it take a long time to get through the halls. Students are now required to pay to go to the pep rallies becuase there were too many students in the gym before and that created a fire hazard. The school offers many extra-curriculars, although most attention and funding is given to football and basketball.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2004
I am not a parent, but a student. I can't wait to get out of school. Some teachers are actually nice and take the time out of their day to ask about your's but most of the time there is someone else seeking attention, considering there are almost 30 students in one classroom. I often ask myself how anything can get done. Half the class is spent telling those annoying students to shut up and in the meantime the students who aren't talking are suffering because of this.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
We have two daughters that both graduated from Collierville High School. I think it is an excellent school and we were very pleased with the teachers. All schools have issues, but I can say that there was never a time that I felt things were not handled properly. It was a very safe environment, and my children are both very successful young adults. I believe as much time as a child spends in a classroom, the school and the people within it play a part in shaping their lives. I am certainly pleased with what I see in my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
CHS does an admirable job of preparing students for college. The administration, through excessive 'red tape' and a semi-hostile attitude, tends to make parent involvement difficult. I, along with many other parents, 'jump through the hoops' anyway, to be involved in my child's education. The administration seems to use favoritism in its support of certain extracurriculars at the expense of others.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Collierville High School is blessed with wonderful teachers that prepare students well and staff; although, the administration is not as good. The school is greatly overpopulated and sometimes disiplinary action is used the wrong way- at times it isn't harsh enough, and other times students are punished for stupid things.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
Overall the school is decent. I don't believe I will send my children there when I have them, if I live in the area. The school has a lot of students that crowd the halls and not enough teachers or classrooms. It is a very strict and sometimes not a fun school.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
School is decent in education and environment, but students can't feel comfortable, due to excessive, unimportant guidelines that are set in force, when more important things, such as safety and student involvement, should be considered.

- submitted by a former student
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Collierville High School
1101 North Byhalia Rd, Collierville, TN  38017
(901) 853-3310
Last modified Collierville High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Collierville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top