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Memphis Catholic High School - Middle

Private | 7-12


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Posted July 25, 2014

WORST private school in Memphis. There is no lunch program, the Principal could careless about the students well-being and he has the worst attitude. If you want to send your kid to a nice school. This is not the place look else where.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 20, 2014

This has to be the worst Catholic school in Memphis. And I wouldn't dare send my kids back to this school. I wouldn't recommend Memphis Catholic to ANYONE. This school was going great until we got a new Principal that has done nothing but cause damage to this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2014

This school totally disappointed me with its program and staff. I would not recommend this school at this period of time since children are not motivated to go to college.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 9, 2014

Back in July of 2013, when I first heard about me going to Catholic, I was kind of interested as private school would be something new for me. I had high expectations for the school and was ready for the school year. The first two months were great but now it's January and I am severely disappointed by the school and my expectations weren't met at all. To begin, the ETW (Education that Works) program never takes a break as just recently students had to work during Christmas Break. My job makes me sick and it gives me migraines that I never get at home. Next is the principal. The principal is a fairly young guy who has no idea how to control a school. He deals with your problems, but doesn't solve them. After that is the faculty and the staff. There are young, fresh out of college kids who some don't even have teaching degrees! They do not address disappointing grades and they give zeroes for everything. Last but not least, the students. The students are just downright evil. Sitting at roughly 200 kids, it has ups and downs due to the small population. An up is that it is not crowded. A down is that rumors will spread quicker than wildfire. Personally, I would not recommend Catholic

Posted January 7, 2014

I feel like the principal doesn't care about the students and the teachers just want an easy paycheck and doesn't build a relationship with the kids. I don't like Catholic and I wouldn't recommend to anyone interested in the school. The Education that Works cuts into extracurricular activities and stresses the students out! If you're looking for a great, educational environment for your student, I wouldn't recommend this school for your child.

Posted May 17, 2013

This is our first year at Memphis Catholic. We chose this school based on the price and the past reputation it had maintained. Since the beginning of the school year we have had problems with the teachers, the parent/teacher communication, as well as, the new principal. The teachers obviously are there simply for a pay check and not to teach these children! They do not update the online system, Edline. Currently we are in middle May and the grades online haven't been updated since Jan.! These teachers allow children to accumulate zeros and don't bother to notify parents. There is only one parent/teacher night, which is held at the beginning of the school year, and that's it!! The principal clearly has no idea how to run this school and doesn't take action for any complaints or concerns that are brought to his attention! If your looking for a building to send your children to during the school year, this is it! But if your looking for a School with teachers that care about your children and actually educate them, or a school that communicates with their parents and keeps you up to date on your child's progress, then LOOK ELSEWHERE.....THIS IS NOT THE PLACE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2010

I work at St. Peter Villa (right next to Catholic High). We have some of their students doing the work-study program here at the Villa. What a fine group of students! This program allows teenagers to experience day to day life in a work environment. It teaches them how to act, dress, and interact in the work place. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 11, 2010

The small class sizes with caring instructors challenge the students to consider 'the possible' for their futures.

Posted May 11, 2010

Memphis Catholic does a great job of preparing today's youth for the real world.

Posted May 11, 2010

It is a school like no other in Memphis. Each student gets very practical work experience in a job set up for them by the school. This job helps pay their tuition while at the same time boosting their resume for their future. All this in addition to a top notch learning environment where the kids are safe, loved, and taught christian values. They are learning in a 'hands on way' what the corporate community expects from them if they want to be successfully employed in the future.

Posted May 11, 2010

I like Memphis Catholic because it offers real life career experience to all students as well as a full academic curriculum, in a positive community atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 11, 2010

The school provides a great education to inner city kids and teaches them how to be professionals in the work place.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2009

A very wonderful school to attend and also the teachers are most worthy of there teachings.

Posted November 17, 2008

A place where a kid can bond with students and teachers.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 9, 2008

I came from a public school with over 1400 students. I felt like I was just another waste of space. Most of the administration only knew you if you have done something wrong. Here at Catholic, it does take some adjusting, but you learn to deal with it after awhile. I can honestly say that I really didn't want to go here, but I am glad I did. I met a new best friend/sister and came closer to a familiar face. I got involved with the differnt events and programs around the school. The Education That Works Program can get in the way of extra activities that us teenagers have, but from my experience, I have became extremely close to my work sponsers and even do volunteer work for them during the summer. I don't feel like a number anymore; I feel apart of a family.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 3, 2007

My first impression of the school was great! I enrolled my child based on the reputation of the school,however I am very displeased with the education or maybe I need to say the lack of education that my child has received this year. The teacher are not well organized and although promised the grades are not entered in a timely fashion. The school lacks discipline and I have seen questionable behavior when visiting the school. The classroom is overcrowded for private school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2006

As of last year they have a program called Education that Works, it is a wonderful program that allows the student the opportunity to learn professional work skills AND earn money towards their tuition. I am a parent with 2 children attending, and we are remaining in Memphis so that I can have them take advantage of this great opportunity. The school is very disciplined, and no nonsense, and very diverse. It also allows students from St Paul to attend for free (these are students who are receiving treatment at ST Judes, who are from other countries, or not Memphis. I guess the only bad thing is their is no band/choir/the arts education is weak. they have a very talented math teacher who is always focused and on point. All other staff are always polite also.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2004

This is an excellent school that teaches moral values. The teachers care about their students, and the classes are not so big that the teacher isn't accessible. I'm happy with the faculty and staff at Memphis Catholic.I think they'll be around for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 1, 2003

This is a wonderful school if learning, discipline, and the importance of knowing God are priorities for your child's learning experience. My family has a legacy of graduation from this school and I have one child that has graduated and one that currently attends. The goals have not changed. The schools and the dedication to its students only gets better and better.
—Submitted by a parent

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61 N McLean Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104
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