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Memphis University School

Private | 7-12 | 665 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $123,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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Posted July 26, 2011

I know many of your sons, parents. But I am not accepted among them. I am in college and I'm too poor to party with them. I'm not cool enough and I'm not good looking enough. If you child really cares about academics this school works. But if he's just floating by, he'll be a great partier if he isn't already. They'll be the life of the Greeks once he gets in college with a lot of "experience" under their belt. We non MUS boys truly detest you. Only because you make us feel inadequate.

Posted March 18, 2011

My son was not doingn well at all at the school. He was bullied heavily.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 26, 2011

As an alum, I cannot praise this school enough. It prepared me not only for college but for the rest of my life. As a scholarship kid when I attended, I cannot thank the many benefactors of the school enough. This school changed my life. If you are a prospective parent, beg and borrow to get your sons to MUS.

Posted May 4, 2010

Hands down the best school in the city.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 4, 2010

There is simply no better school in a 500 mile radius than Memphis University School. What other school earns state championships in multiple sports while dominating academic contests and offering a dozen AP courses? No matter how brilliant your son is, he will find challenge here. And, if your son is a hard worker but mediocre student, he'll find a place to work to his potential. Everyone here, students and teachers, really loves it. Alumni support is phenomenal and the grounds are better than a university's.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 5, 2009

You can not send your son to a better school in memphis

Posted October 27, 2009

This is a great school and my son loves it
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

MUS is the premiere school in the SE in educating boys.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 3, 2009

My sons are graduates of MUS (Classes of 2007 and 2009) and received outstanding educations during their years there. Among MUS's strengths: challenging academic curricula; a dedication to character development; an empowering Honor Code; strong mentorship by impressively engaged faculty; collaborative and collegial student relationships; and a strongly supportive parent base. MUS combines cherished tradition with a commitment to progress, celebrates diversity, and steadfastly promotes an atmosphere of civility and respect. Faculty support each student's journey of self-discovery while fostering a life-long commitment to service. My sons and their peers learned to be other-oriented v. self-oriented, and were helped to see the many ways their lives can make a significant difference in t while making their make on the world. Students are expected to work hard with purpose and perseverance, and to take responsibility for--and learn from--the choices they make. MUS well-prepares its students for college and adulthood.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 21, 2009

I go here and it is no good, I don't learn anything and the sports are horrible.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 3, 2008

I go to MUS and I personally think it is absolutely the best school out there. The facility is amazing! The teachers are hard on you, but still care about you. The sports are amazing and the sports facilities are some of the best in the nation. The school work is hard yet not overly tough. The food is absolutely ridiculously good too! MUS truly is the school for boys.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 23, 2008

MUS is an academically rigorous school where boys are certainly well prepared for college. Faculty is strong although there are some issues with tenure. However, if you are not from Memphis, if your child is not athletic, or if he did not attend the all boys feeder school PDS, I would consider his probability of acceptance carefully.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 14, 2008

Best boys school in Memphis, if not in Tennessee. It has excellent academics, extra-curriculars, and athletics. Small classrooms allow fantastic learning expierences. This is an extremely difficult school though, it's standard courses being advanced courses for the grade above in a normal school. Come to this school if you want a challenge and great education and experience overall

Posted May 23, 2004

This school is one of the best all boy schools in the city! they have excellent athletics. I am so proud to know many people who have their sons go their! they also are very hott! And they have excellent christian attuitudes!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2004

The best prep school in Memphis. It is 'cool' to be smart and high achievement is encouraged and rewarded. The boys who put in the effort become nationally competitive. My son has now been admitted to an ivy league college and his board scores are in the top 1% of the nation. The solid foundation provided him with wonderful opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2003

Exemplary college prepatory education. College board test scores among the best in the country. Intimate approach to education, very well funded, extensive extracuricculur activity. Top notch.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2003

At one time a great learning institution, now corporate desire for expansion has diluted much of the greatness of Memphis University School. Perhaps this shift from actualized education to an advertised experience is the result of an administration too focused on their own selfish agendas rather than the well-being of the student population at large. However, I must say that while the administration definitely leaves much to be desired and will probably be the ruin of MUS, the faculty continue to be wonderful, despite the loss of many integral teachers who were replaced with inadequate substitutes. Overall, while it may not be the school it once was, until St. George's fully develops its high school, Memphis University School will remain near the very top of the list for college preparatory education in Tennessee.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 67%
Black 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6191 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
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